Architectural Drafting and Design Associate Degree

Architectural Drafting and Design Associate Degree


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Total Program Credits:
90 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
6 quarters full time
18 months with year-round classes

Looking for a computer aided drafting and design degree program? You can learn how to design aspects of a home or building with our Architectural Drafting and Design Associate degree.

If you have been looking for architectural drafting and design colleges, our drafting and design program can give you the skills needed to become an architectural CAD drafter in both the residential and commercial fields. Turn your passion for drawing into a career.

Designed in partnership with Northwest Technical Institute (NTI), our architectural drafting degree program focuses on the technical and artistic features of architectural drafting & design:

  • 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

Globe University's 2-year CAD degree program simulates real-world working conditions, and hands-on classroom projects can give you the experience that employers need.

With our associate degree in architectural drafting and design, you can:

  • Learn from instructors with years of experience
  • Build your portfolio before you graduate
  • Get a foundation for careers as a CAD technician, structural drafter, cost estimator, residential design technician and architectural drafter
  • Work with our career services specialists
  • Earn an associate degree in as few as two years of full-time study

If you are looking for architectural drafting schools, architectural drafting schools online, or have questions or are interested in enrolling in the associate in architecture drafting & 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 drafting and design careers.


Students learn file management techniques, the Windows operating system, AutoCAD commands, template creation and symbol libraries for architectural applications.

Residential Construction Drawings I

Students develop a set of working drawings for a residence, including site plans, floor plans, elevations, wall/building sections and construction details.

Building Information Modeling

Students learn how to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a construction documentation system, including the concepts of BIM, software structure and features, modeling and editing techniques, and sheet creation and organization.

Building Systems

Students study the basic design and drafting requirements of mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems in buildings.

Advanced Commercial Construction Drawing

Using Revit, students design a building per given specifications, solving code violations, to create a complete set for working drawings as a team.

  • Enclos Group
  • LAMCA Ujenzi Building Construction
  • Mall of America
  • MEP Associates, LLC Eagan
  • Permasteelisa North America
  • Van Sickle, Allen & Associates
Job Title(s)
Architectural and Civil Drafters
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