A major/degree in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations for architectural and related construction projects.
Includes instruction in basic construction and structural design, architectural rendering, architectural-aided drafting (CAD), layout and designs, architectural blueprint interpretation, building materials, and basic structural wiring diagramming.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD (use the College Search feature and enter "CAD" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD?
There are many career options available starting with an associate major/degree in this field. You may get your start in positions such as (but not limited to) CAD technician, CAD operator, process drafter, and architectural drafter. Opportunities to advance your career with a bachelor’s degree can offer positions such as architect and engineering technician.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Design and Drafting Association
- Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians
Publications/Magazines in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD