Architectural Engineering Drafting AAS
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AAS: Arch/Eng Drafting

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The Architectural Engineering Drafting AAS Degree prepares students for the growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction, and architectural firms. Our laboratory is equipped with industry-standard Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems to provide state-of-the-art graphics training. Coursework includes instruction and hands-on training in: computer and conventional drafting, construction materials and processes, basic engineering mechanics, and architectural cost estimating.

Learning Outcomes
  • • Demonstrate knowledge of drafting conventions including symbols, linetypes, lineweights, and dimension styles as applicable to the design discipline.
  • • Read architectural prints, solve common architectural problems, and produce 2-D and 3-D drawings by hand and using CAD software.
  • • Complete a comprehensive design project using architectural drawings suitable for planning division approval and structural drawings to industry standards.
  • • Describe the role and purpose of building codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public.
  • • Illustrate the construction process from the transformation of an idea or need into a completed project.
  • • Perform and support estimating functions, including national quantity, types, costs, labor requirements, equipment, and scheduling functions.

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

Architecture Engineering Drafting AAS Prerequisites: none

Course Number General  Education/Related Instruction (28 credits) Credits
ENGL&101* English Composition I 5
ENGL&235* Technical Writing 5
Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis
Precalculus I
BUS169 or
IT101 or
Using Computers in Business or 
Software Applications or 
Computers for Math and Science
BUS236 Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace 5
 Elective Five credits must be selected from a list of approved US Cultures or Global Studies courses. 5
Course Number Degree Requirements (65 credits) Credits
TDR100 Basic BIM for Design and Construction 5
TDR101 Intermediate BIM for Design and Construction 5
TDR102 Advanced BIM for Design and Construction 5
TDR109 Architectural Engineering Drafting Lab 5
TDR111 Basic CAD Drafting for Construction and Design 5
TDR112 Intermediate CAD Drafting for Construction and Design 5
TDR113 Basic Drafting 5
TDR124 Materials and Methods of Construction 5
TDR134 Systems in Building 5
TDR144 Design and Construction Environment 5
TDR160 Applied Mechanics I 5
TDR161 Applied Mechanics II 5
TDR269 Construction Estimating 5
Total Credits -- Minimum
Sequence Type

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

1st quarter: TDR 109, TDR 111, TDR 124, TDR 113

2nd quarter: EET 109 or MATH&141, TDR 109, TDR 112, TDR 134

3rd quarter: ENGL&101, TDR 109, TDR 144, TDR 176

4th quarter: TDR 100, TDR 109, TDR 160, BUS 169 or IT 101 or CSC 111

5th quarter: ENGL&235, BUS 236, TDR 101, TDR 161

6th quarter: TDR 102, TDR 109, TDR 269, US Culture or Global Studies course

Elective Groups

Global Studies

Is currently approved to fulfill the Global Studies requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.

US Cultures

Is currently approved to fulfill US Cultures requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.


What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • CAD Technician
  • Drafter
  • Architectural Drafter

Wages, employment trends and pathways:

Program Contact

Thomas Veith, (206) 934-3790,

NSC Advising Office

(206) 934-3658,


Effective beginning: Winter 2019
Architectural Engineering Drafting Associate of Applied Science Degree
798A / 15.13

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