An associate in science degree in architectural drafting can prepare you to complete
a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution or prepare you for an entry-level position
in the building industry.
Throughout the architectural drafting program at Allan Hancock College, all architectural
and related fields are explored and various careers in architecture/drafting are examined.
During your course work you will gain experience in planning and design, time management
and understanding of basic components of residential structures using common materials.
Master the basic techniques of:
- Architectural graphics
- Two-dimensional perspectives with shades and shadows in:
- Paraline, and
- Three-dimensional architectural designs using various media
Learn how to utilize computer aided drafting and design in the production of architectural designs.
Also emphasized is the process to develop a set of residential plans including plan check approval with the structural details, energy and mechanical requirements. Fire resistive materials
and finishes will also be studied.
Industrial Technology Department, Building OMarna Lombardi,
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 3335
Classes are offered day and evenings Monday through Thursday, Fall, Spring & Summer
Industrial Technology Office hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the office is closed summer
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