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Architectural Design

Program Description

After completing the Architectural/Mechanical Design course offered during the freshman and sophomore years, a students can then enter into the Architectural Design program and continue on with the trade until senior year.

The Architectural Design students’ drafting skills are developed in a design office environment, where students work independently or in teams. Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) is offered to each student using the latest versions of AutoCAD and Chief Architect, a BIM (Building Information Modeling) program.

Techniques in drawing floor plans, elevations, sections, construction details, presentation drawings, and model making are some of the areas covered through the hands-on experience.

Students also receive specialized training and application concerning the overall architectural design and engineering process, interior design process, construction process, and construction trade math.

Upon graduation from the Architectural Design program, students have developed the necessary skills and training to enter into an entry-level position in a professional environment.

Students can also continue their post-secondary education with a possible course of study in architecture, architectural or civil engineering, landscape architecture, or interior design. With the increasing need for residential and nonresidential construction, the possibilities for future employment are promising.

The Architectural Design program is nationally certified by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

Course of Study


Architectural & Engineering Design I

Structures I

Architectural Design Shop


Architectural & Engineering Design II

Structures II

Architectural Design Shop

Career Opportunities

CAD Operator
City Planner
Civil Engineer
Drafting Technician

Interior Designer
Landscape Designer
Preservation Planner
Construction Manager