The Architectural Drafting and Design degree has a broad focus that teaches the principles of residential and commercial building technology and the drafting skills to put these principles to work.
At M State, you will become proficient in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and the Revit building design software, learning the skills needed for a variety of jobs related to the construction industry. Graduates are hired by architectural and engineering firms, contractors, and manufacturing and distributing companies. Program internships frequently lead to employment opportunities.
An advisory board comprised of local and regional industry members reviews our curriculum, ensuring that students learn the skills needed by employers.
Architectural Drafting Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes
Architectural Drafting and Design Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes
M State's Architectural Drafting and Design program has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University Moorhead. Graduates from M State's program can transfer into MSUM's bachelor's degree programs in Operations Management and Construction Management.
Articulation agreements ensure that students completing specified coursework or degree programs at M State will transfer into designated programs at partner universities or colleges according to the terms of the agreement. This cooperative effort eliminates or minimizes the questions and confusion that sometimes accompany transfer and allows our students to be confident that their degree from M State will satisfy a substantive portion of the completion requirements for the bachelor's degree at the university or college they will be attending.
Architectural Drafter regional wage
Graduates of M State's Architectural Drafting and Design program will have employment opportunities as engineering technicians, architectural drafters, architectural technicians, interior design professionals and CADD technician/specialists.
Description: Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.
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241 Employed in your area
8 Estimated annual job openings
38 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Architectural drafters in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 09:38am