From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Architectural Engineering & Construction

 Architectural & Building Science Degree

A.A.S. in Architectural & Building Science

60-61 credits
(4 semesters)

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 & Building Science degree: See required courses by semester.

See degree requirements.

See architectural engineering & construction course descriptions.

Architectural Drafting 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.

Architectural Drafting certificate: See required courses by semester.

See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

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.

Architectural Engineering Jobs & Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Architectural and Civil Drafters $36,851
Electrical and Electronic Drafters $46,211
Mechanical Drafters $36,029

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (2016)

Learn more about employment and career pathways in this industry.

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