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Drafting and Design Courses

It was the drawing that led me to architecture. - Oscar Niemeyer, Architect, 1988 Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture

What is Drafting and Design?

The technical drawings that precede the construction of a building, bridge or other structure are not drawn solely by an architect. Using both drafting board and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, those skilled in Drafting and Design are responsible for executing these precise and detailed drawings for architectural and engineering firms.

Drafting and Design Courses at Macomb

Macomb’s Drafting and Design Courses are part of its Architectural Technology Program. They include training both on the drafting board and in CAD software, with a focus on production, accuracy and craftsmanship. Macomb’s Drafting and Design Courses can prepare you to work side-by-side with architects and engineers at a firm or give you a foundation for pursuing the further education necessary to become an architect.

Drafting and Design Courses at Macomb include:

  • Introduction to Architectural Drafting
  • Architectural Illustration 1 and 2
  • Residential Drafting and Design
  • History of Architecture
  • Architectural Commercial Drafting and Design
  • Applied Building Construction
  • Structural Detailing and Design
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • Architectural Design Procedures
  • Construction Specifications
  • Architectural Drafting and Design Studio

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Architectural Technology – Commercial Design or Civil Construction, or a Certificate in Architectural Residential Drafting and Design

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or a Certificate in Architectural Technology – Architectural Commercial Design or Civil Construction, you will be qualified for positions as an architectural or civil drafter.

With a Certificate in Architectural Technology – Architectural Residential Drafting and Design, you will be qualified for positions that include commercial and industrial designer, construction and building inspector, property, real estate and community association manager, residential advisor and mechanical drafter.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

If you want to become a registered architect, you will need to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. The credits earned in Macomb’s Architectural Technology Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Drafting and Design Courses?

For more information about the Drafting and Design Courses at Macomb, contact the Department of Engineering and Advanced Technology at 586.445.7012.

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