Architecture is a highly competitive field that combines science and art to design buildings where people live, work, and play.
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Why choose Architectural Technology?
- Prepare to work as a paraprofessional in the field or continue your studies to pursue a career in architecture
- Develop CAD skills you can use in multiple settings
- Use both creative design skills & technical engineering skills
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create technical drawings of architects’ designs
- Draw details for buildings
- Collect data about project sites
- Check that architectural designs follow building codes, site requirements & other regulations
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
- To become a licensed architect, you will need to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture at an accredited college or university.
- You must be detail oriented and analytical.
- You will benefit from being flexible and creative because projects can change quickly.
Need a boost to get ready for college?
Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.
Degrees & Certificates
Occupational Skills Award
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
2022–2023 Academic Year
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|CRT1||Architectural CAD Operator||18||$1,152|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.
Start on Your Pathway!
James Howard AIA, NCARB, ICC
Updated July 18, 2022