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You like computers, technology and design. You enjoy problem solving and working on teams. Have you considered a career in Computer Aided Design (CAD)?

The Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate, with specialization in either or both architectural and engineering technology, represents a collective approach to developing or upgrading the necessary visualization, graphical communication and organization skills required of this ever evolving field. CAD technicians with the requisite technical knowledge, visual talent and organizational skills can expect to find work in such diverse fields as mechanical/architectural design, civil engineering, surveying, commercial art and interior design. This certificate program serves students seeking to enter the drafting and design field as well as those looking to develop their skills and advance in their career.

The courses in this Fast Track program are arranged in a sequence that provides optimal learning opportunities. You're required to follow the integrated program sequence.

Total Cost of Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,001.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 22

Semesters to Complete: 3

Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate Requirements


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What makes MCC's Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

MCC offers your choice of three specialization options:

  1. Engineering Technology Specialization Option
  2. Architectural Technology Specialization Option
  3. Interior Design Specialization Option

The AET certificate is offered in conjunction with the Fast Track. The Fast Track is a cohort-based program. Through the Fast Track, you can earn a certificate in two years or less.

MCC has experienced instructors who have proven themselves in the field and a newly renovated design center that features Angle-CAD design workstations, AutoCAD software, AutoDesk Inventor 3D software and new computers.

In addition to the Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate (CIP 151302)

Total Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,112.00 $7,613.00 $9,689.00 $9,689.00
Additional Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate Costs $889.00 $889.00 $889.00 $889.00
Program Total $3,001.00 $8,502.00 $10,578.00 $10,578.00

Career

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate?

  • Architectural and Interior Design Drafters
  • Civil Drafters
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Electrical Drafters
  • Building Information Modeling Drafters
Occupations that Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Architectural and Civil Drafters 17-3011
Drafters, All Other 17-3019
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 17-3012
Mechanical Drafters 17-3013

How will MCC's Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

MCC has an active Career Services department that helps graduates find local jobs in their field.

By the Numbers:

  • Salary Range: $30,000 to $45,700
  • Job Outlook: Projected growth is 3 to 9% in most fields. Top industries are professional, scientific, manufacturing and technical services

What have graduates gone on to do?

Outside of the Classroom

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