Architectural Engineering & Construction




Build a creative career with a degree in architectural engineering and construction or an architectural drafting certificate. Our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in architectural engineering is a two-year program, and our architectural drafting certificate program can be completed in two semesters. Both programs will teach you drafting skills and computer-aided design (CAD) skills to help you jumpstart your career. Be an important member of construction and design teams with FRCC's architectural engineering and construction program.

Why Study Architectural Engineering & Construction at Front Range Community College?

FRCC's degree prepares you to be an architectural drafter. Architectural drafters work on construction sites and in offices, developing graphics for residences, commercial buildings or industrial structures.

You'll learn essential technical concepts used in architectural computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM), as well as green/sustainable architectural practices. You'll gain the structural skills you need to understand loads and support and the CAD skills to develop graphics and construction documents. You'll practice communication skills, making you a valuable team member as you work with architects and field engineers.

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree from FRCC

Student working on graphic design projectWith our newest bachelor’s degree—the Business for Creative Industries BAS—students with associate degrees in creative fields can start and finish their bachelor’s degree at FRCC without having to transfer to a university.

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Program Options

AAS in Architectural Engineering Technician

Program Location: Larimer

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

This program 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).

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Architectural Drafting Certificate

Program Location: Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 18 credits (2 semesters)

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

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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree can open doors for a career in various areas of the construction industry.