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General classes like English and math can be taken at any campus, even if your program classes can’t be.

AA*, AS* = An associate degree that allows you to transfer in as a junior to Colorado four-year public schools.

Architectural Engineering Degree

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

A.A.S. in Architectural & Building Science

61 credits
(2 years)

This degree prepares you for employment as an architectural CAD drafting technician for architectural design and construction firms, governmental entities, large corporations, and manufacturers/suppliers or building products. It is a comprehensive two-year study in architectural drafting, elementary design and building science. The program emphasizes green/sustainable architectural practices and essential technical concepts used in architectural CAD and building information modeling (BIM).

Offered at Larimer Campus only.

Architectural degree: See required courses.

See architectural engineering course descriptions.

Architectural Engineering Certificate

Architectural Drafting

26 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program provides students with entry-level drafting and CAD skills and emphasizes foundation concepts in building information modeling (BIM).

Offered at Larimer and Westminster Campuses.

Drafting certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Architectural Engineering Jobs & Salaries

Entry Average Experienced
Architectural and Civil Drafters $37,420 $56,440 $65,950
Electrical and Electronic Drafters $45,036 $64,499 $74,231
Mechanical Drafters $40,270 $57,885 $66,693

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (2013)

Transfer Options

Transfer to CSU to earn an architectural engineering degree

Our faculty has worked closely with Colorado State University (construction management) so several classes will transfer. Of course, there also are plenty of general-education classes guaranteed to transfer. As always, work closely with your advisor.

See more about transferring.

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