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Drafting Certificate

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    Our program prepares you for a career as a drafter.
  • CT iconOffered on the Clearwater Campus, the Drafting Certificate gives you the skills to be a successful construction draftsperson in the offices of architects, engineers and contractors, governmental agencies and corporate planning departments.

  • What you will learn:

    • Safe and efficient work practices
    • How to assist architects and architectural engineers in planning and designing structures
    • Use of construction materials
    • Basic drafting skills
    • How to prepare architectural and computer-aided drawings
    • How to manage contracts and specifications
    • Communication and leadership skills
    • Human relations and employability skills
  • Drafting
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

    DRAFT-CT

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2008 (400)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2008 (400), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Robert Hudson, Instructor-in-Charge, (727) 791-2598
    Lara Sharp, Program Director, (727) 398-8256

    Program Summary

    *** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS FALL 2017 (0535)***

    This certificate provides the student with the practical skills necessary to accept the challenges of a construction draftsperson. Successful certificate holders may find employment as a draftsperson in an architect's, engineer's or contractor's office, governmental agencies, corporate planning departments or other private industries. These courses are also applied to the 62-credit hour Associate in Science Degree in Drafting and Design Technology.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code

    0615130101:

    Federal CIP Code

    15.1301: Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.


    MAJOR CORE COURSES

    BCN 1050Building Specifications1
    BCN 1251CConstruction Drawing3
    BCN 2068The A.D.A.: Primer for Contractors1
    BCT 1760Building Codes2
    ETD 1320CIntroduction to CAD3
    ETD 1340CAutoCAD II3
    ETD 1350CAutoCAD III 3-D Modeling3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Materials - Select 3 credits

    ARC 2461Materials and Methods of Construction I3
    BCN 1057Residential Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems1
    BCN 1058Residential Plumbing Systems1
    BCN 1059Residential Electrical Systems1
    BCN 2052Masonry Construction Methods1
    BCN 2053Roofing Systems1
    BCN 2054Construction Surveying Methods1
    BCN 2055Concrete Construction Methods1
    BCN 2056Steel Construction Methods1

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Work Experience - Select 3 credits

    BCN 1940Construction Practicum3
    BCN 2949Co-op Work Experience3
    TAR 1941Architectural Drafting Practicum3
    TAR 2949Co-op Work Experience3

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Select 2 credits

    ARC, BCN, BCT or TAR courses2
    Total Credits24