This workforce education program trains students to pursue careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.  The Architectural CAD curriculum emphasizes utilizing current industry technology including computer aided drafting (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), and three-dimensional modeling and rendering software applications such as AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, and 3ds Max.

At the completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree with an Architectural Specialization, students will be able to (PSLOs):

  • Operate AEC (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) software including computer aided drafting (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), and 3D modeling applications to plan and prepare construction documents and technical graphics appropriate to the architectural and construction industries.
  • Utilize various architectural drawing types and determine their appropriate uses in architectural projects to demonstrate knowledge of building systems and familiarity with building codes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of architectural concepts of foundational architecture courses as outlined in the 2014 Student Performance Criteria (SPC) established by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).


Students are encouraged to meet with the A&E CAD Department’s Architectural coordinator, Theo Krause, for program advising.

Degree Plan

A.A.S. – Architectural and Engineering CAD – Architectural Specialization Degree Plan


ARCH 1301 – Architectural History I
ARCH 1302 – Architectural History II
DFTG 1402 – Intro to Tech Animation & Rendering

Contact the Architectural CAD Program Coordinator Theo Krause for further Elective Options