Architectural Engineering Design

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

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Our next program info session for Architectural Engineering Design is November 18 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: $52,600

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Architectural & Civil Drafter

Median salary in Washington: $52,600

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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 Program

A Design Network

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

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Congratulations to the Winter Quarter President’s Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Katie Stock, Clover Park Technical College Winter Quarter President’s Scholarship recipient.

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Getting to Know CPTC’s ASG President

Katie Stock enrolled in CPTC's Architectural Engineering Design Program after suffering a "mid-life crisis" at age 27.

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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

Dean Lamb

Dean graduated from WSU with a Bachelor of Architecture degree (five-year), and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (four-year). He is a licensed architect in Washington state and a former principal of RBML Architects of Tacoma. While there he designed four of CPTC’s buildings on the Lakewood campus before becoming a full-time faculty member. He currently consults part-time as a sole proprietor of his firm, which specializes in residential design.

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Carrie Muir

Carrie is a 2006 graduate from CPTC’s Architectural Engineering Design Program and has two certificates from Harvard: “Tools of Effective Project Management” and “Rethinking the House: Improving Building Performance.” She has worked as an assistant project manager at Jon Graves Architects & Planners, working on public and private commercial projects up to $30 million in value.

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