Architectural Drafting: Career Opportunities

Architectural drafting and design technicians translate architectural concepts into working documents, which in turn guide construction and planning. A drafter or designer will typically specialize in a specific aspect of architecture and construction. Specialities include the following:

  • Commercial design
  • Residential design
  • Renovation and remodeling
  • Interior space design
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Piping
  • HVAC (heating and cooling)
  • Civil, structural
  • Low voltage
  • Security systems

Job qualifications for architectural drafters and designers

As a team member, an architectural drafter or designer has to be an excellent communicator. Attention to detail is essential, and it helps to have a sense of style. Most employers look for a minimum of a 2-year degree that includes CAD training. Job titles may include the following:

  • Architectural drafter
  • Technical support
  • Design technician
  • Architectural technician
  • CAD technician
  • Marketing CAD support technician
  • Drafting team leader
  • Documentation coordinator
  • Residential design technician

Globe University, working in partnership with employers in residential and commercial architecture and with Northwest Technical Institute (NTI), has developed the following program:

If you would like more information about careers in drafting and design, in architectural training, or about our college, please contact us through this site or call 1-877-303-6060.