Back to Top
Back to Top
Area of Study: Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
Back to Top
Back to Top
Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
Back to Top

Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design

Create your own design for an exciting career

Designers and drafters use computer aided design (CAD) programs to plan everything from cell phones to skyscrapers. Students in this program gain experience using design programs like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Courses taken for a certificate can also count toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

Back to Top

Job Titles & Career Information

Architectural Drafters
23.49 Hourly Wage 1169 Currently Employed
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.
1169 Architectural Drafters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.65 % over the next four years.
Austin Community College MSA Map
Commercial and Industrial Designers
26.51 Hourly Wage 186 Currently Employed
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
186 Commercial and Industrial Designers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.6 % over the next four years.
Austin Community College MSA Map
Architectural and Engineering Managers
73.73 Hourly Wage 1181 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
1181 Architectural and Engineering Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.47 % over the next four years.
Austin Community College MSA Map
Civil Drafters
23.49 Hourly Wage 1169 Currently Employed
Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.
1169 Civil Drafters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.65 % over the next four years.
Austin Community College MSA Map
Electronic Drafters
38.44 Hourly Wage 320 Currently Employed
Draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.
320 Electronic Drafters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.81 % over the next four years.
Austin Community College MSA Map
Electrical Drafters
38.44 Hourly Wage 320 Currently Employed
Develop specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines to consumers.
320 Electrical Drafters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.81 % over the next four years.
Austin Community College MSA Map
Mechanical Drafters
24.53 Hourly Wage 252 Currently Employed
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
252 Mechanical Drafters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 4.76 % over the next four years.
Austin Community College MSA Map

Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Back to Top

Program Map

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

Back to Top Back to Top

Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Architectural & Engineering CAD- Architectural Specializat
Architectural & Engineering CAD- Mechanical Specialty
Architectural & Engineering CAD-Civil Specialization
Architectural & Engineering CAD-Electronic Specialty
Architectural & Engineering CAD-Interdisciplinary Specialty


Certificate Level 1

CAD Foundation Architectural & Engineering CAD
CAD Management Architectural & Engineering CAD
CAD/BIM Spec Architectural and Engineering CAD
CAD/CAM Architectural & Engineering CAD
Cert Architectural & Engineering Cad
Civil CAD Specialization Architectural & Engineering CAD
ICL Design Architectural & Engineering CAD
Back to Top Back to Top

Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

View types of awards >

Back to Top

Back to Top