Building Design, Drafting, and Construction

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The curriculum in the Building Design, Drafting, and Construction pathway includes studies in residential design, materials, codes, framing, mechanical and electrical systems. Programs emphasize topics and skills training in building and drafting trades, including hands-on work, design, and repair.

Most careers in this pathway can be entered on program completion, though some require advanced credentials and are designed for students intending to transfer.


  • Program Award definitions can be found on the Types of Degrees and Certificates webpage. 
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Degrees and Certificates

Program TitleProgram AwardDivisionFinancial Aid Eligible
Architectural DesignCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Architectural DraftingCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Architectural HistorySkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Architectural Visual CommunicationCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Architecture A.S. DegreeIndustry & TechnologyYes
ArchitectureCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Autodesk AutoCAD for ArchitectureSkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Autodesk AutoCAD for DraftingCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Autodesk MayaSkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Building Information Modeling (BIM)Skill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Carpentry/MillworkSkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Construction InspectionA.S. DegreeIndustry & TechnologyYes
Construction InspectionCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Construction ManagementSkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Construction PracticesSkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Construction TechnologyA.S. DegreeIndustry & TechnologyYes
Construction TechnologyCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Construction TheorySkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Drafting TechnologyA.S. DegreeIndustry & TechnologyYes
Environmental Control Technology (HVAC)A.S. DegreeIndustry & TechnologyYes
Environmental Control Technology (HVAC)Certificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Irrigation Construction and InstallationSkill CertificateAgricultureNo
Irrigation ManagementSkill CertificateAgricultureNo
Landscape DesignCertificate of AchievementAgricultureYes
Landscape ManagementA.S. DegreeAgricultureYes
Landscape ManagementCertificate of AchievementAgricultureYes
Mechanical DraftingCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
NCCER Electrical ApplicationsCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
NCCER Electrical TheoryCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Tactile Mechanical DraftingSkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
Water & Wastewater TreatmentSkill CertificateIndustry & TechnologyNo
WeldingCertificate of AchievementIndustry & TechnologyYes
Basic Welding CompetencyCertificate of CompletionIndustry & TechnologyNo
Welding TechnologyA.S. DegreeIndustry & TechnologyYes