Architectural Drafting

Diploma - 33 credits

About this program
Students completing this program will be prepared for employment with architectural and engineering firms, contractors and various manufacturing and distribution companies related to the construction industry. Computer-aided drafting is an important tool for construction and design, and is an important part of the Architectural Drafting program. This program teaches students the principles of residential and commercial building technology, as well as the drafting skills to apply them.
Program outcomes
  1. Analyze relationships between building systems in coordination with architectural drawings.
  2. Create and present relevant design concepts.
  3. 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

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
30 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in course types
33 Total


Required Courses:

Course Credits
ARCH1126 - Residential Project I 3
ARCH2226 - Residential Project II 4
ARCH2250 - Project Administration 2
BLDG1114 - Blueprint Reading I 2
CADD1000 - AutoCAD Basics 3
CONM1108 - Principles of Estimating 4
CONM1124 - Building Systems 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
ENGT1126 - Engineering Graphics 3
ENGT1134 - Office Systems and Equipment 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals