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Drafting and Design Technology A.S. Building Construction Specialization (2135)

drafting and design technology.jpgThe Building Construction Specialization incorporates courses from the CAD Foundations and Fire Sprinkler Design Technology Certificates, which provide an introduction to the design of water-based fire suppression systems; experience with Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit for 3D applications; use of descriptive geometry and drafting techniques; and preparation for the application of these concepts in engineering/architecture technology, construction, and related fields. The curriculum also provides the opportunity for students to prepare for the Autodesk Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams. Additional instruction in estimating, project management, and scheduling is provided.


TCC offers a series of certificate programs that build to an Associate in Science degree in

Drafting and Design Technology - Building Construction Specialization. Students may begin with any of the certificates, or enter immediately into the degree program. Each certificate or degree will provide students with the skills and credentials to move into the job market or advance to the next academic level.


CAD Foundations Certificate (6354)

Fire Sprinkler Design Technology Certificate (6351)


 Program Details


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Program Purpose:
To prepare students with technical knowledge and skills that enable them to translate ideas, specifications and calculations to complete accurate working drawings and to use appropriate applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in topographic surveying. The program prepares for careers like drafter, computer-aided design (CAD) technician, CAD specialist, GIS technician, or assistant to architect, engineer or surveyor.

Program Length:
62 credit hours

Academic Division:
Business, Industry and Technology

(850) 201-8352 or

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

General Education (15 credit hours)


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, Social Science or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.


* Exemption exam available: see


 Online Courses

Important Information for Distance Learners

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

First time at TCC students who will complete their program of study entirely online should register for CDL-STU007, Distance Learning Online Orientation, before registering for web-based courses.  Distance Learning Online Orientation is a free, non-credit online orientation that meets both the orientation and distance learning workshop requirement and is for first time-at TCC students only.

Please click the link to visit the Center for Distance Learning page and register for the required workshop or orientation.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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