Program at a Glance
Drafting and design are the foundation of some of today’s most vital and creative technical careers. Architects, Interior Designers, Industrial Designers, Engineers, Graphics Animators and even video game designers are just a few of the many careers that are open to individuals with the ability to understand, design and create technical drawings, graphics and renderings.

The Architectural Technology Program is challenging and immerses students in a technology-rich environment where they learn by doing. Students use the same state-of-the-art computer equipment and software that the professionals use for the design, construction and manufacturing of products used in daily life.

What You Will Learn
Students will learn the concepts, commands and operations of the industry’s standard computer aided drafting software. Students learn in-depth study of drafting and design techniques. From there, students will learn to transform architectural and technical designs into finished drawings; complete a study of the fundamentals of residential architectural drafting and design; and explore advanced techniques, such as customization, 3D design, photo-realistic graphics and animation using additional professional software packages. Additionally, students will learn to work in a professional environment utilizing methodologies and practices, organizational skills, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Career Pathways
Students will be prepared to go on to a college or university or enter directly into industry.

Sample Careers
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Graphics Animation
  • Video Game Design
  • CAD Specialist, Operator or Drafter
  • Digital Art
  • 3D Modeling
  • Product Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Rendering
  • Illustration