Architectural Engineering Design

Our Architectural Engineering Design Program prepares students for careers in residential design or technical fields like computer-aided drafting. We offer both a six-quarter degree and a three-quarter computer-aided drafting certificate.

You can start the day program fall or spring quarter. For the evening program, you can start winter or summer quarter.

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Potential Careers

Drafter/Auto CAD Technician
Drafter/Auto CAD Technician Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for a Drafter/Auto CAD Technician is $25.28 an hour or $52,600 per year.

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This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Drafter/Auto CAD Technician Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of drafting jobs in Washington will grow by 20% between 2010 and 2020.

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This is not a guarantee of employment.

Drafter/Auto CAD Technician Job Duties

Prepare designs by hand or using computer-aided drafting tools.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Drafter Tuition & Fees

The total tuition and fees for the Architectural CAD Drafting certificate — the recommended certificate for this career — is $3,947.36.

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Architectural & Civil Drafters
Architectural & Civil Drafters Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for Architectural & Civil Drafters is $26.72 an hour or $55,600 per year.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Architectural & Civil Drafters Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of drafting jobs in Washington will grow by 25% between 2010 and 2020.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Architectural & Civil Drafters Job Duties

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

Full details are available at careernetinfo.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Architectural Engineering Degree Tuition & Fees

The total tuition and fees for the Architectural Engineering Degree — the recommended degree for this career — is $8,959.88.

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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.

Contact Dean
dean.lamb@cptc.edu
253-589-5684
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.

Contact Carrie
carrie.muir@cptc.edu
253-589-5681

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!