CAD-BIM : Emily Griffith Technical College

CAD-BIM

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. 

Information Technology & Computer Science
$5,204
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
13 Months
Program length
2/02/2022
Next Start Date
2/2/22
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

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.

Start Date: 03/22/2022
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: 03/02/2022
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 06/09/2022
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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.

Start Date: 05/11/2022
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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.

Start Date: 02/02/2022
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
MGD 111 Adobe Photoshop I

Concentrates on the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop as an illustration, design and photo retouching tool. Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos graphics and videos. Course competencies and outline follow those set out by the Adobe Certified Associate exam in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop.

Start Date: 04/21/2022
Instructor: Eric Remelius
EMILY’S STORIES


"There was so much support and opportunity," explains Debbie why she chose to come to Emily Griffith. "There's so much value for your money."

Debbie Wallis is a recent HSE graduate and a current student in our Accounting program. Debbie came to Emily Griffith in order to advance her career. “I felt like to go forward I needed a degree,” she says. She works full-time in purchasing and felt that studying accounting would help her move into better jobs. But before could start the Accounting program she had to get her GED so she took HSE prep classes at Emily Griffith. 

“There was so much support and opportunity,” explains Debbie why she chose to come to Emily Griffith. “There’s so much value for your money.” When she completes the Accounting program, she is considering transferring her credits to go on and earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. She encourages others to continue their education as well. “It’s never to late to study and get a degree,” she says. 

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