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Architectural Technology

Drafting Career
Drafting Career

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Architectural Technology equips successful graduates with job-entry level skills for employment as drafting technicians in Architectural, Interior Design, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering, Construction/Development firms, and related specialty industries – Remodeling/Cabinet Manufacturing/Kitchen/Bath firms -- in the preparation of those construction documents (working drawings) required for bidding, securing building permits, and construction.

There are no prerequisites required for beginning courses.

Program Codes:

3708 Associated in Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology
5708 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Architectural Technology

Classes focus on the applicable technical skills required to complete work on AutoCAD, Revit, and Sketchup 3D software as well as the technical knowledge required to complete the various drawing types typically included in a set of professional quality working drawings i.e.: classes are geared to address both “how” to draw and “what” to draw in a professional working environment. Related technical training includes work with Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, and Laser Space Scanning.

The program is also geared to serve non-degree or certificate seeking students, providing skills updating for working professionals as well accommodating community members who enroll for specific classes as points of personal interest.

Residential faculty are architects who not only worked in local architectural offices but have also operated their own successful architectural firms.  Conducting classes in an office-like atmosphere, their professional expertise combined with years of teaching experience provides relevant, “real-world” insight as students prepare for the workplace.

Course work addresses typical construction practices and systems common to the greater Valley area specifically focusing on concrete masonry and wood frame construction.

Program notes:

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.