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Architectural Visualization Proficiency Certificate


This certificate prepares students interested in the field of computer-assisted design technology, current workers desiring more training, and those with a background in related technical fields for careers as architectural visualization (AV) specialists. Entry-level AV specialists assist design professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction fields in translating ideas, sketches and technical information into complex three-dimensional digital models that often employ animation. Students taking this certificate will build both the technical competencies and the strong collaboration skills needed to work in today’s professional AV environments.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Acting Proficiency Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in written, oral, and graphic modes and work as part of a team
  • Develop digital models utilizing computer drafting and rendering in both two and three dimensions
  • Develop solutions for design and construction documentation by utilizing graphic techniques, including rendering and animation
  • Interpret architectural and construction drawings and documents

Program Entrance Requirements:

New students are required to take College placement tests at the time of entry. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of their degree program.

Architectural Visualization Proficiency Certificate Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Prerequisites Credits
ADC 103 CAD Basics   3
ADC 160 Presentation Techniques ADC 103, which may be taken concurrently 3
ADC 163 Digital Documentation in Architecture and Construction

ADC 103

ADC 260 Advanced Presentation Techniques ADC 160 and ADC 209 which may be taken be taken concurrently, or ADC 163 which may be taken concurrently 3
ADC 263 Digital Animation and Rendering ADC 103 or ART 150 3
ADC 273 Advanced CAD Applications ADC 163 3
Total Credits: 18

Successful Completion:
Successful completion of the program requires a “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed above.

For More Information Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 496-6164; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.