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Architectural Engineering Design

At an estimated cost of $8,960, our Architectural Engineering Design Degree is an inexpensive way to prepare for a great career.

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Our next program info session for Architectural Engineering Design is August 24 at 3 p.m. in Building 19, Room 201 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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You can start the program fall or spring quarters.

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate: 3 quarters

Architectural Engineering Degree: 6 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Drafter/AutoCad Technician

Median salary in Washington:

$56,000 per year.

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Architectural & Civil Drafter

Median salary in Washington:

$54,700 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

Our Architectural Engineering Design Program prepares students for careers in residential design or technical fields like computer-aided drafting. 

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Stories About Our Architectural Engineering Design Program

Ahead of the Game: Architecture Alum Gets Career Head Start

Most recent high school graduates spend the summer either planning for college or looking for an entry-level work opportunity. Most recent high school graduates are not Sarah Cox.

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Designing Her Future: CPTC Alumna Credits Instructors, Degree with Job Success

Bachelor’s degree holder returns to school at CPTC and finds career success in growing industry.

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A Design Network

Friendships formed in the Architectural Engineering Design Program helped pave a career path for graduate Linda Brent.

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Degrees & Certificates

Our Architectural Engineering Design Program offers a degree — with both an AAT and an ​AAS-T option — along with a specialty CAD certificate. Click the links to learn more and to find out which is right for you!

Architectural Engineering Design Degree (AAT or AAS-T)

CAD Drafting Certificate

Meet the Instructors

Poppy Bushnell, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Poppy Bushnell
Poppy Bushnell earned a BA in Economics from University of Puget Sound in 1978 and pursued her passion for architecture by earning her AAT in Architectural Engineering Design from Clover Park Technical College in 2001. She is a specification writer and project administrator with KMB Architects and is also an active member of the Board of the Construction Specification Institute's Mount Rainier Chapter.
Contact Poppy Bushnell
poppy.bushnell@cptc.edu
253-589-5684
Cecile Lunceford
Contact Cecile Lunceford
cecile.lunceford@cptc.edu
253-589-5681