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Architectural Engineering Design

Why Choose the Architectural Engineering Design Program?

Creating designs and seeing them take shape, jumping from two-dimensional images to three-dimensional layouts? The Architectural Engineering Design program focuses on Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software used in the design/construction industry, which is enhanced by hand drafting, engineering, design standards, building codes, cost estimating, team planning and much, much more.

Employment opportunities utilizing these skills are vast and varied. If you love drawing, visualizing and laying out designs and concepts for buildings, this program and career path might be the perfect fit.

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

How Long It Takes:

Architectural Engineering Design Degree (AAT or AAS-T): 6 quarters

Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate: 3 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Mechanical Drafter

Mechanical Drafter Career & Wage Details

Architectural & Civil Drafter

Architectural & Civil Drafter Career & Wage Details

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

Career Pathway

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Meet Your Instructors

Rasha Al Tameemi

Bldg 19, Rm 203

Poppy Bushnell

Bldg 19, Rm 201

Architectural Engineering Design Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

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