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Drafting Technology

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Architecture and Drafting Technology


Programs in this field provide educational opportunities for students seeking careers related to architectural and mechanical drafting, civil design, or computer-aided design and drafting. The three Associate of Science Degrees in Drafting Technology are accredited by the Association for Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).​ The library supports students in these programs by providing selected resources.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for a research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations.

  • 2, 3-D
  • Aesthetics
  • Architecture
  • Building codes
  • Building Information Model (BIM)
  • Building plans
  • Building preservation
  • Cabinetry
  • CAD software
  • Carpentry
  • Civil design
  • Computer aided
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Design graphics
  • Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Glass
  • Historical building
  • Landscape
  • Layout
  • Masonry
  • Millwork
  • Photovoltaic
  • Plumbing
  • Reconstruction
  • Residential
  • Solar design
  • Sustainable building
  • Thermal
  • Wiring

Architectural Drafting Classes

Check the Drafting Technology department website for more information on the degrees and certificates and about the classes offered and the schedule of available classes.  Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.