Build Your Future in Architectural CAD Technology

The Architectural CAD Technology Certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the architectural field as a CAD drafter. The CAD drafter prepares construction documents for the contractor. Architects and architectural drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create drawings and blueprints for buildings. Architectural drafters often specialize in designing a specific type of structure. Proficiency in the use of computers and CAD software is key to working in the field.

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Certificate – Architectural CAD Technology

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Alan Ray
Architecture Department Coordinator
714.992.7051
aray@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Architectural CAD Technology
(Fullerton College has articulations agreements with Cal Poly Pomona, USC, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Academy of Art University).

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate of Science in Architecture takes 2-3 years; 2-2.5 with a degree; and 3 years for a degree and certificate. Most students complete both degree and certificate.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Career opportunities:
• Architect
• Architectural Project Manager
• Principal Architect
• Project Architect
• Senior Architectural Designer
• Senior Planner

“Employment of architects is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations.
Architects are expected to be needed to make plans and designs for the construction and renovation of homes, offices, retail stores, and other structures. Many school districts and universities are expected to build new facilities or renovate existing ones. In addition, demand is expected for more healthcare facilities as the baby-boomer population ages and as more people use healthcare services.
Demand for architects with a knowledge of “green design,” also called sustainable design, is expected to continue. Architects should be needed to design buildings and structures that efficiently use resources, such as energy and water conservation; reduce waste and pollution; and apply environmentally friendly design, specifications, and materials.”

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Alan Ray

Department Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$56,140 - $149,910

$80,000 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Architectural Project Manager

Senior Planner

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