Associate Degree: Architectural Drafting & Design

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This 2-year degree in architectural drafting and design is an excellent foundation for positions including CAD technician, structural drafter, cost estimator, residential design technician and architectural drafter. Instructors have experience in the field, and courses are taught from a practical, hands-on perspective.

Architectural drafting and design topics of study 

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit (Building information modeling)
  • Residential and commercial construction drawing
  • Residential and commercial building codes and estimating
  • Green design and LEED
  • Field documentation
  • Materials and methods
  • Building systems
  • Statics and strength of materials

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Our experienced instructors focus on real world, hands-on projects to give you the experience that employers are demanding.  Build your resume and portfolio before you graduate!

If you have questions or are interested in enrolling in the associate in architecture drafting and design program, please contact us through this site or call toll-free at 1-877-303-6060. We will be happy to provide information and arrange a campus tour. Be sure to check out architectural careers.

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Globe University, Northwest Technical Institute (NTI) Team Up


NTI is a leading Twin Cities specialty technical school, offering engineering and architectural drafting and design programs since 1957. Now, you can earn a specially-designed associate degree in these high-demand fields at Globe University.