Associate of Science Degree
The Pre-Architectural Drafting program covers pre-architecture, building materials and properties, Technical drafting, basic computer aided design and drafting (CADD), architectural computer modeling, and an introductory engineering course. This program prepares students for entry-level employment as CADD operators, Draftsmen/women, Architect assistants, or as a bridge to enter a career as an Architect which requires a bachelors degree or higher. Graduates are prepared for the professional workforce with sound theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. This program is an area emphasized in the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster, one of 16 career clusters selected in Guam’s Career & Technical Education Five-Year State Plan.
An Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting can lead to entry-level employment in CADD in either an architectural or engineering firm, or as an architect assistant, or as a bridge to the four-year degree required for a career as an architect.
The GCC Advantage
Instructors in GCC's Pre-Architectural Drafting program work closely with industry professionals to provide the most up-to-date architectural drafting techniques, so that students learn what the industry needs them to know upon graduation.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AS in Pre-Architectural Drafting program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to design and draft projects ranging from two to three dimensional designs for commercial and residential buildings.
- Demonstrate basic skills needed to view, print, edit, and create variations of two and three dimensional electronic designs.
- Develop a professional work ethic needed in the architectural engineering industry.
- Create an electronic portfolio that represents proficiency in the development of two and three dimensional computer aided designs.
The mission of the Pre-Architectural Drafting program is to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in pre-architecture, building materials and properties, basic computer aided design and drafting (CADD), architectural computer modeling, and introductory engineering.
Location: Building 200 Annex
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.