Architectural Design Level 1 CertificateCertificate


Call to Action

Program Pathway

Print Program Flyer

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-aided Drafting 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Materials and Methods I 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG 2331 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting Residential 3
CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections 3
Architectural Design Technology Certificate Program Total 30 Credits


Program Details

The Architectural Design Technology Program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as architectural designers.  Courses within the program include technical design applications, computer-aided design software, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The Architectural Design Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the Architectural Design certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses. Graduates possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished production drawings in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.


Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Tuition rates are based on residency. Get an estimate of your costs by using the Tuition & Fees chart. If you need assistance paying for college, financial aid is available in the form of book advances, grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

For careers and median salaries, visit Career Star for more information.

Get Started

You have questions, we have answers. Complete the form to learn more, then start your free application.

  • Should be Empty:

Have questions that can't wait?
Contact an advisor or the Engineering Technology Departments


"I love this school. They have given me a new outlook on my career and I would not change anything for the world."


Make LSC part of your story.