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.
- • 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|
|Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis
|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|
|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|
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
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.
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
- Architectural Drafter
Wages, employment trends and pathways:
Thomas Veith, (206) 934-3790,
NSC Advising Office
Effective beginning: Winter 2019
Architectural Engineering Drafting Associate of Applied Science Degree
798A / 15.13