Careers in Architectural Drafting and Design

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Sketch out a future of opportunities with a degree in architectural drafting and design.

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Architectural drafting and design technicians can have a hand in creating drawings for nearly any type of structure, which opens the door for countless types of careers.

Architectural drafters typically specialize in a particular aspect of the field—commercial or residential design, renovation and remodeling, heating and cooling systems, and more.

Many types of organizations hire people with an architectural drafting and design degree, including architectural firms, home builders, construction companies, architectural engineering firms and city departments.

Architectural Drafting and Design Job Descriptions

  • Architectural drafters prepare drawings for aspects of structures.

  • Design technicians develop and prepare drawings and diagrams from preliminary concepts, and conduct verification work to ensure those drawings adhere to specifications.

  • Architectural technicians work with architects and building professionals to provide design services on construction projects.

  • CAD technicians use computer-aided drafting software to create and design plans for buildings.

Architectural Drafting and Design Job Outlook

The projected job growth for drafters through 2022 is 1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Preparing for a Career in Architectural Drafting and Design

Globe University offers an Associate in Applied Science in architectural drafting and design.

For more information about the architectural drafting and design program contact us at 1-877-303-0606 or contact college admissions.