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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CAD Skills for Interiors Certificate

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Additional information available on the Computer Aided Drafting and Design – Mechanical Department website.

The CAD Skills for Interiors Certificate is designed for students to learn 2D AutoCAD software as well as 3D SketchUp software to develop their computer aided drafting and interior design skills, to enhance their design process, and ability to portray design concepts creating rendered interior spaces.  Students learn a variety of techniques and skills associated with interior building systems and assemblies, construction documents and details, and codes applicable to interior architecture. In addition, students are introduced to methods of communicating interior design plans, elements. and ideas in 3D, through perspective drawing construction and quick sketch techniques, and practice rendering and illustration skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the CAD Skills for Interiors certificate, students should be able to:

  • Design interior projects to include floor plans, dimensions, elevations, sections, details, lighting, special features and finishes
  • Create 2D design plans and 3D visualization models and presentations for interior design applications using AutoCAD and SketchUp software
  • Produce construction documents using Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Apply various software modification techniques to produce drawings with enhanced lighting, materials, and finishes
  • Develop digital presentation skills such as lighting, accessories, and reflectivity using various drafting software

Total Credit Hours: 12

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