Architectural Drafting Degree Review - Associate Degree Information

Published Dec 17, 2006

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An Architectural Drafting Associate Degree provides students with the basic skills and training necessary for entry-level positions in the drafting and construction industry. Jobs such as computer-aided drafter, energy consultant, plan checker, code enforcement officer, estimating and construction scheduler and sales representative for materials and suppliers will be available to graduates.

An Architectural Drafting Associate Degree Overview

Summary of the Degree

An Architectural Drafting Associate Degree teaches students the fundamentals of reading plans and preparing technical construction documents while learning how to work with various mediums and methods of conveying ideas into two and three-dimensional representations of architectural structures. Some of the more general courses mandatory in an Architectural Drafting Associate Degree Program include:

  • Drawing
  • Estimating of Construction
  • Standards of Electrical Codes
  • Theory of Carpentry
  • Fundamentals of CADD
  • Advance Applications of CAD
  • CAD Applications in Three Dimensional
  • Techniques of Architectural Drafting and Drawing
  • Design for Residential
  • Animation and Modeling
  • Graphics of Engineering
  • Industrial Management with Computers
  • Lab: Applications of Technical Computer

Career Fields

According to the U.S. Department of Labor,, skilled individuals in Architectural Drafting are needed as mechanical, architectural and civil drafters, and the employment growth of these trades looks good.

Occupational Outlook ( estimated that an entry-level architectural drafting specialist makes on the average $37,482 annually.

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