Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Design Alive | Evaluated Learning Experience

Return to Design Alive

CAD 2D Construction Documents (ID AC 01)

Course Category: 

62 hours (20 weeks). 

Various; distance learning format.

September 2012 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: utilize features and essential tools of AutoCAD 2015 2D, including commands and menu systems; perform two-dimensional drawing commands, dimensioning, layering systems, and drafting techniques;  and develop and assemble a construction document, including drafting symbols, fixtures and a floor plan, elevations and sections, windows and doors, and architectural related drawings.


This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: AutoCAD interface, controlling drawing units, working with object snap, drawing circles, construction/ray lines, and measure command, ortho and polar concepts, object snaps, modify commands, creating the different shapes using the drawing tools, stretch command and grips, base points, hatching, trim extend, fillet and chamfer command, techniques for drawing up basic plans efficiently and quickly, elevation techniques, creating blocks, layers, design center, scaling objects and editing blocks, dimensions, annotation and multi leaders, layouts, title blocks, aligning objects, array, kitchen elevations, bathroom elevations, attributes, reflected ceiling plans (RCP), lighting and electrical plans, legend, joinery plans, stair floor plans and elevations. Prerequisite:  Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design, Architectural Technology, or as an elective in Architecture or Graphic Design (6/17) (9/22 revalidation).