Graduates of this program find employment in many related areas: architectural firms and professional design offices, construction, engineering, product sales, estimating or managerial departments of construction firms or material manufacturing companies. As architectural technicians acquire experience, they have the potential to gain more responsibility and advance into project management positions.
Acquiring a solid, industry-driven education that includes intensive work with the most current CAD and BIM software available gives DCTC Architectural Technology students a powerful competitive advantage. Because the program simulates the professional environment found in architectural and design firms, graduates already have a strong, working knowledge of employer expectations before they arrive in the workplace.
U.S. DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Because new technology reduces costs, architectural and civil drafters who can master new software programs, such as BIM and PDM, also should find opportunities in various industries." Those industries include architectural, engineering, and related services (50 percent), construction (7 percent), machinery manufacturing (6 percent), fabricated metal product manufacturing (5 percent) and transportation equipment manufacturing (5 percent).
Potential Job Titles
- CAD Technician
- AutoCAD Technician
- Computer-aided drafting and design drafter
- Architectural drafter
- Architectural Designer