Program Description

The Architectural Design Software Technical Diploma is designed for individuals seeking entry-level employment as a 2D/3D computer aided design/drafting technician or those looking to increase their computer design skills within the architectural, engineering and/or construction (AEC) industry. This technical diploma program will provide the necessary training in computer-based architectural design to meet entry-level competencies for producing a wide range of construction documents in the AEC industry. Learners will receive hands-on training in various 2D and 3D computer aided design systems throughout their associated coursework. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program. Potential occupations include: Architect, Architectural Draftsman, CAD Technician, Drafter, Project Manager, Sales Representative, and Account Manager.

Approximate Cost

$1,414
Tuition: $1224 , Books: $190

Starting Salary

$37,770

Financial Aid

May Be Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Create preliminary documents for single family, multifamily and light commercial construction
  • Apply CAD/BIM technology (2D/3D) in the residential and light commercial design industry
  • Apply estimating procedures for single family, multifamily and light commercial construction
  • Specify building systems for residential use
  • Employ soft skills to accomplish project goals
  • Develop construction documents

Courses

The Architectural Design Software Technical Diploma is a 8 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

REVIT RESIDENTIAL FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2.00
SKETCHUP FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2.00
AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2.00
REVIT COMMERCIAL FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Architectural Design Software Technical Diploma Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.