Gain expertise in the required applications utilized by people throughout the building and construction trades.

Master countless captivating topics including, but not limited to...

Get The Opportunity to Learn Revit

Evolve into a proficient 3D Parametric Solid Modeler & Detailer using the industry-standard 3D Computer Aided Design tool, Revit.

Explore Drafting, Modeling, and more

Create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of buildings and other civil structures, while simultaneously learning top notch drafting & modeling practices.

Building & Construction Design Training Program
Score Some Industry-Recognized Certifications

Prove your value, drive, and expertise to employers with certifications.

Civil or Architectural-Based Electives

Choose to dive even deeper into the industry by exploring civil and architectural-based electives including bridge design, coastal engineering, residential architecture, designing a healthcare facility, small homes, and energy-efficient buildings.

Our Building & Construction Design Applications Specialist Certificate program focuses on teaching the required applications used in the building and construction trades, including architectural and civil design roles. Modern infrastructure upgrade requirements put a strain on the availability of existing resources with these updated skills. Existing technologies and tools available are also rapidly expanding - creating large gaps between existing skill sets and the knowledge required today to meet current infrastructure demands. Throughout this comprehensive program, we will explore all of the subject matter and applications necessary in these industries.

First, you will study to become a proficient 3D Parametric Solid Modeler & Detailer using an industry standard 3D Computer Aided Design tool called Revit.  You will learn to create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of building and other civil structures while learning industry standard drafting & modeling practices. Core topics will be Revit Essential Training: Architecture, Advanced Modeling & Detailing.  You will also learn the other industry standard tools AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, and SketchUp.

Students will have the opportunity to earn an industry recognized Certification Autodesk Certified Professional Credentials (ACP) in Revit for Structural ACP, AutoCAD Drafting & Design ACP, and Revit for Architectural ACP.

Additional subject matter may include AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD 2D & 3D: Practical Practice Projects, Navisworks, Revit: Learning Revit Families, MEP, Structure, and Creating Concrete Buildings, Revit Insight: Energy Analysis, Revit: Structural Analysis Tools, Revit: Project - Structural Drawing of a Residential Building and Dynamo Essential Training.

Civil based elective topics include Building Design & Construction, Construction Management, Planning, Cost Estimation, Job Sites, and Methodologies. Bridge & Footbridge Design, Engineering for Earthquakes, Geology, Geomatics, Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering, GIS, Microbiology, Bacteriology, Coastal Engineering, Marine Biology, Organic Chemistry, Pollution Control, Remote Sensing, Traffic Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Economics, Technical Communication, Programming with Mathematica, Python, MATLAB, VBA, BIM, Dynamo & Navisworks, Adobe Cloud Suite, AutoCAD, Inventor, SketchUp, SolidWorks, 3D Laser Scanning, Business Ethics, Critical Thinking, Electrical Controls, Public Speaking for Engineers, System Dynamics & Controls, Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Energy Fundamentals, Fluid Mechanics & CFD , Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Differential Equations.

Architectural based specific elective topics include Home Construction, Roman & Postmodern Architecture, Designing a Healthcare Facility with Revit and BIM, Residential Architecture, Architectural Visualization, Design of Small Homes & Energy-Efficient Buildings, Solar Design, Interior Design for Kitchens, Lighting & Modern Homes, Daylighting, Feng Shui, Landscaping & Garden Design, Urban Design Foundations & Strategic Planning, Lumion, Grasshopper, Sustainability, Hydraulics & Hydrology, Skyscrapers, Environmental Engineering Chemistry, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Augmented Reality, Python for Math, plus Green Building Concepts and LEED Certification Introduction .

You will also have the option to learn Windows 10 Essentials and the entire Microsoft (Office) 365 suite of applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook, Teams, Visio, Project, Planner, and more. Other available optional elective topics from our Civil & Architectural Design Programs include core fundamental training in over 300 additional program related topics.

As an added benefit, if you are currently unemployed, you may qualify to have the entire program paid for, 100%, without any out-of-pocket costs to you. We are WIOA, Trade Act and Section 30 Approved.  We also offer various other financing options.

Where to start? Our counselors are available to help put together a customized program to meet your needs.

This program is designed for both absolute beginners and current industry specialists. Been working in the construction industry and want to move to the next level?  This program is for you!

Upon completion of the program, you may obtain industry-recognized certification including, but not limited to:

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in Revit for Structural ACP

AutoCAD Drafting & Design ACP

Revit for Architectural ACP

LEED Certification