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.

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Architectural Drafter – est. salary $54,754
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
– est. salary $64,841*

Landscape Architect – est. salary $66,027
Urban and Regional Planner – est. salary $74,995 

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Architectural Visualization Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ADC 103 - CAD Basics 3 credits   3 credits
ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques 3 credits Prerequisite: ADC 103, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits
ADC 163 - Digital Documentation in Architecture and Construction

3 credits

Prerequisite:  ADC 103

3 credits
ADC 260 - Advanced Presentation Techniques 3 credits Prerequisite: ADC 160 and ADC 209 which may be taken be taken concurrently, or ADC 163 which may be taken concurrently 3 credits
ADC 263 - Digital Animation and Rendering 3 credits Prerequisite: ADC 103 or ART 150 3 credits
ADC 273 - Advanced CAD Applicationsspot 3 credits Prerequisite: ADC 163 3 credits

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.

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