Architectural, Landscape & Interior Design

The Architectural, Landscape, and Interior Design with CAD Certification program prepares students to pursue careers in design-related industries, including: Architect, Landscape Architect, Landscape Designer, Interior Designer, Civil Engineer, Graphic Designer, and more!​

  • Learn about careers in design-related industries.
  • Learn the basic principles, elements, and process of design.
  • Apply architectural hand drafting techniques and computer-aided drafting skills.
  • Explore free-hand drawing, sketching, and simple perspective drawing.
  • Complete residential or commercial landscape designs.
  • Explore environmentally conscious building concepts.
  • Gain an understanding of industry practices related to contracting services, cost estimating, and project phasing.
  • Become familiar with the use, handling and maintenance of equipment and machinery utilized by the landscape industry.
  • Learn about building materials used in the industry, as well as plant materials and usage.
  • Improve confidence in project work and presentation skills.
  • Earn placement in an internship.
  • Acquire professional workplace and employment skills throughout the year.

This program could be right for you if you have:

  • History of good attendance
  • History of turning in assignments
  • Willingness to seek help
  • Good communication with instructor and classmates
  • Willingness to participate in all assignments and activities
  • Willingness to be creative

High School Credit

Coursework may qualify for high school academic credit and/or fulfill high school graduation requirements. See your high school counselor for more information.

College Credit (2018-2019 School Year)

Sixteen optional FRCC college credits are available:

  • CAD 100 Print-reading for CAD
  • CAD 101 Computer-aided Drafting I
  • CAD 102 Computer-aided Drafting II
  • CAD 115 Sketchup
  • CAD 185 Independent Study
  • HLT 130 Landscape Design I

Students who successfully complete these classes and complete certificate program admission requirements earn an FRCC Basic CAD Certificate.

Optional college credits earned through this program apply towards FRCC degrees and certificates!

Learn more about FRCC degrees and certificates.


Laura Hicks

Class Location

FRCC Larimer Campus

Class Times

Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Eligible Students

Juniors and Seniors


Tuition paid by school district. Students pay program fees.


Provided by school district (except field trips & internships).

Program Syllabus

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Program Video

Get Started Today

Talk to your high school counselor today for more information about the application and enrollment process!

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(970) 204-8370 │ Email

Contact Instructor
Laura Hicks