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Drafting and Design

Macomb’s Drafting and Design Courses are part of its Architectural Technology Program. They include training both on the drafting board and in Computer Aided Design (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.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Drafting and Design

  1. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  2. More than 190 private and transfer scholarships available
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Drafting and Design Courses at Macomb

  • 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 in 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

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 the 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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