Drafting and Design Technology - Architecture Option, A.S.


WOULD you like a career in architectural Drafting?

If you have an interest in designing and developing drawings and schematics for the construction of buildings, then our two-year Drafting and Design Technology - Architecture Option, A.S. is the program for you. This program is designed to prepare you for entry-level work in drafting and design. Gulf Coast State College offers the necessary courses to help you develop the skills that employers are looking for today. You will get hands-on training in both board drawing and computer-assisted drafting with the latest release of AutoCAD, Revit for Architecture and Inventor for Mechanical.

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Meet Robby Fayas, GCSC  Alumnus / Architect

Robby Fayas, GCSC Alumnus

It was my time at Gulf Coast that exposed me to the creative aspect of drafting, so that's what pushed me toward a career in architecture.
– Architect, Florida Architects, Inc.

Who is eligible for the Drafting and Design Technology - Architecture Option, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the Drafting and Design Technology - Architecture Option, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts ARH2060, History of Architecture 3
Mathematics Area
See General Education Requirement 3
Natural Sciences Area
See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012, Psychology or •SYG2000, Sociology 3
Major Courses
EGN1110C, Engineering Drawing 3
+#ETD1320, Auto CAD 3
+GRA2156, Computer Graphics for Digital Designers I 3
+ARC2100C, Immersive Media for Design 3
+ARC1301C, Design 1.1 4
+ARC1302C, Design 1.2 4
BCN1230, Materials and Methods 3
+#ETD2395, CAD for Architecture 3
+ARC2312C, Introduction to Building Assembly Modeling 4
+#TAR2122, Residential Design 1
+#TAR2122L, Residential Design Lab 3
+TAR2154, Commercial Architecture 1
+TAR2154L, Commercial Design Lab 3
#BCN1040, Intro to Sustainability and Measuring Systems 3
Choose one course from ARC, BSN, ETD, BCT, SUR, GIS 3
+ETD2949, Drafting COOP 3



• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Drafting Lab

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our high-tech drafting lab and state-of-the-art computer labs allow you to design in a dynamic, creative environment.


Contact the Advisor

Antonio Adessi
Associate Professor
850-769-1551 extension 5887

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology