Architectural Drafting and Design Associate Degree

Designing the Future

Create solutions for the future with a degree in architectural drafting and design.

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Quick Facts

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

Employment Rate:
No data available

Salary Range:
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You can learn how to design aspects of a home or building with our architectural drafting and design associate degree.

Our 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 program focuses on the technical and artistic features of drafting and 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 architectural drafting and design 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 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 drafting and design careers.


    • AutoCAD I

      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.

    • Due to the limited number of completers within the reporting period, employer names are being withheld to preserve the confidentiality of our students.

      1. Job Title(s)
      2. 10th Percentile Salary
      3. 25th Percentile Salary
      4. 50th Percentile Salary
      1. Architectural and Civil Drafters
      2. $31,840
      3. $38,950
      4. $47,870

      This annual salary data is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for this job title. The 10th percentile indicates the bottom 10 percent of earners make less than that figure annually; the 25th percentile means the bottom quarter of workers earn less than the number; and the 50th percentile shows the median income for the profession.

      The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected employment growth rates for 2012-2022

      1. 1%

      Architectural and Civil Drafters

      1. 11%

      Average for all Occupations

      View Bureau of Labor Statistics