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Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design
Associate of Applied Science Degree
This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the Architectural CAD Drafting and Design Specialization, or by students preparing to transfer to university architectural programs.
Architectural CAD drafters work with architects and designers in the preparation of drawings necessary to build a structure. Study of construction techniques and materials, as well as building codes are important to the education of an architectural drafter. Some architectural drafters specialize in residential architecture (homes) while others may specialize in commercial architecture (buildings and apartments) while others may specialize in structural drafting (steel buildings, concrete structures).
Students who choose the Architectural Specialization career track are employed by organizations that offer services to the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and/or Building industries. These may include working for an Architect, Professional Engineer, an MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) design firm or a civil engineering firm (design of subdivisions, roads, etc.). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this degree program.