CAD-BIM

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
11 Months
Full-time program length
6/11/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

AEC 107 Print Reading Residential/Commercia l

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

Start Date: 10/26/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
AEC 107 Print Reading Residential/Commercia l

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

Start Date: 11/02/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 09/21/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 10/01/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 10/08/2020
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: 08/17/2020
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: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 11/12/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 11/30/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
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: 12/16/2020
Instructor: Eric Remelius
EMILY’S STORIES


“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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