Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design

This program has Fast Track Career options that let you skill up with an in-demand career certificate that employers are looking for. See awards below for Fast Track options.

Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

Pride Points

American Society for Engineering Education Student Chapter

Premier Autodesk Authorized Training Center 

5 industry specializations 

Career & Salary Information

Architectural, civil, and mechanical drafters currently have high employment rates, and opportunities for electrical and electronics drafters are expected to grow. Here are a few career possibilities.

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  • Architectural and Engineering Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Architectural Drafters

    Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Civil Drafters

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Commercial and Industrial Designers

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Electrical Drafters

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Electronic Drafters

    Draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Mechanical Drafters

    Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Science

Architecture

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Specialization
Civil Specialization
Electronic Graphics Specialization
Mechanical Specialization

Certificate Level 1

Architectural CAD/Building Information Modeling Specialization Level 1 Fast Track Award
Civil CAD Specialization Level 1 Fast Track Award
Computer Aided Design Foundation Level 1
Integrated Circuit Layout & Design Specialization Level 1 Fast Track Award
Mechanical Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing Specialization Level 1 Fast Track Award

Field of Study

Architecture Field of Study