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.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Architectural Visualization 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 Entry Requirements:

Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed.

Course Sequence:

Course Number Prerequisites Credits
ADC 103 - CAD Basics   3 credits
ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques ADC 103 3 credits
ADC 163 - Architectural Visualization with Autodesk Revit

ADC 103

3 credits
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 credits
ADC 283 - Special Topics in Architectural Visualization ADC 160 3 credits
ADC 273 - Advanced CAD Applications ADC 163 3 credits

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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.