Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

You like computers, technology, and design. You enjoy problem-solving and working in 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 careers.

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Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $4,216.5

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate (CIP 15.1302)

Total Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,187 $5,924.7 $8,329.14 $8,329.14
Additional Costs $2,029.5 $2,029.5 $2,029.5 $2,029.5
Program Total $4,216.5 $7,954.2 $10,358.64 $10,358.64

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

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.

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 fields.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.