CAD-BIM : Emily Griffith Technical College


We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

Build construction drawings, design landscapes and interiors, and more. 

What is CAD-BIM? CAD-BIM stands for Computer Aided Drafting and Building Information Modeling. CAD-BIM is a part of the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.  

At Emily Griffith, our evening hybrid program will give you hands-on experience using industry software for computer drafting, blueprinting, and 3D modeling. You will learn building project principles and the basics of construction drawing. 

Latest technology: Gain experience with industry software like Photoshop, SketchUp, Revit, AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max. 

Convenient classes: Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

High-demand career: Enjoy a 75 percent job placement rate in the CAD-BIM field with your Emily Griffith CAD-BIM certificate.

Want more information? Get the CAD-BIM Program Flyer and the CAD-BIM Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith CAD-BIM Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s CAD-BIM program use their certificate to up their technology game at their current jobs or to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Drafter
  • CAD Operator
  • Construction Analyst
  • Design Technician
  • CAD Specialist

Other potential career paths include jobs in architecture, civil or mechanical engineering, interior design, landscape design, construction, electrical contracting and fire system design. 

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Course Information

Required Courses

aec 107 Print Reading Residential/Commercial

Interpret construction prints and the related documents produced by the residential or commercial architect and used in the construction industry.

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AEC 121 Construction Materials and Systems

Examines building materials and construction techniques. Topics include a study of soils, concrete, brick, masonry, steel, timber, and plastics and a study of types of building structural systems and components. Principles of interpreting light commercial construction drawings (blueprints) for structural and trade information are also introduced.

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AEC 218 Sustainable Building Systems

Investigates the technologies and strategies related to sustainable (green) materials and systems for buildings. Topics include: energy and environmental consciousness/regulations; the high performance building envelope; alternative construction techniques (adobe, cob, rammed earth, straw bale); microclimate/site factors; sustainable/green materials; and passive solar; active thermal solar, photovoltaic energy, wind energy conversion, on site water use/reuse and waste disposal systems.

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AEC 236 International Building Codes

A study is made of the restrictions, standards, and requirements that in the interest of public safety and welfare have been established by law to govern the construction of buildings and their materials. Specifications are developed to describe building materials to be furnished and how they are to be installed.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
AEC 255 Prof. Wrkplce Skill & Present

Implements workplace tools and skills of the architecture profession and construction industry. Includes instruction on developing a resume and design portfolio in a visually artistic and professional manner. The course will also include lessons in workplace, customer and client relations, teambuilding, participation, and employer expectations.

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CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting/ 2D I

Focuses on basic computer aided drafting skills using the AutoCAD software. Includes file management, Cartesian coordinate system & dynamic input, drawing templates, drawing aids, linetype and lineweights, layer usage, drawing & editing geometric objects, polylines & splines, array, text applications, creating tables, basic dimensioning and Help access.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
CAD 115 Sketchup

Introduces techniques and common practices of 3D modeling using Sketchup software. Focuses on the creation and editing of virtual three-dimensional forms and volumes and the organization of their elements through the various features of the software. Includes applying material and textures, changing the appearance of models with styles and shadows and introduces the basic techniques of presenting and sharing the 3D model.

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CAD 219 3DS Max

Introduces 3D model creation and editing, rendering and animation using the Autodesk 3DS Max software. Focuses on 3D geometry, texture mapping, lighting, camera placement, shading, photo-realistic rendering, animation techniques, and walk through animations.

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CAD 224 Revit Architecture

Introduces students to the AutoDesk Revit Architecture software. Examines the Building Information Modeling approach to 2D and 3D architectural construction documents. Covers the creation of floorplans, elevations, sections, 3D models, perspective Renderings and Walkthroughs with this software application.

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CAD 227 Advanced Revit Architecture

Focuses on the advanced applications of the AutoDesk Revit Architecture software. Includes Family Editing, topographic Site Plans, Worksharing, Phases, Key Schedules, custom Annotation, Templates, and presentation techniques.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
CAD 289 Capstone

Provides a demonstrated culmination of learning within a given program of study.

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Helen won a Teacher's Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC's Chef's Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel.

Helen Lee was born in China and grew up in Vietnam before moving to the United States. She came to Emily Griffith after the medical supply company she worked for here in Denver moved to Mexico. 

With the help of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, she was able to take English classes at Emily Griffith, and improve her English skills. But Helen didn’t stop there! She made a plan to pursue technical training so she could get a job of her choosing, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, and the Professional Baking program soon after that. 

In March, Helen completed her Culinary Arts training and she is now just a month away from finishing the Professional Baking training, too. She loves the freedom and creativity that baking brings, and enjoys working in the bakery department at Village Inn, where she started in January, because they respect her and appreciate her skills. 

Helen says she is determined to complete everything she puts her mind to, and even though learning can be hard, she will never give up! One day, Helen hopes to work in a place where she can teach others what she knows.

Helen won a Teacher’s Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC’s Chef’s Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel. Congratulations Helen! 

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