Architectural Drafting and Design

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 72 credits

About this program
Students completing this program will be prepared to obtain employment with architectural and engineering firms, contractors and a variety of manufacturing companies related to the construction industry. Computer-aided drafting is an important tool for the construction industry and design professions and is an important part of the Architectural Drafting and Design program. This program teaches students the principles of residential and commercial building technology, as well as the drafting skills to apply them. Students also will be enrolled in general education courses selected to complement their technical education. This degree can allow students to continue their education in a number of baccalaureate programs at four-year institutions.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate professional work behavior and communication.
  2. Report existing conditions of buildings and site layouts.
  3. Calculate material quantities and final costs of building projects.
  4. Analyze relationships between building systems in coordination with architectural drawings.
  5. Create and present relevant design concepts.
  6. Produce architectural construction drawings utilizing CAD software.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440