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Want to Build a Future?

May 23, 2011

An Architectural Design Drafter (also known as a CAD Operator) uses graphing programs like AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture or Revit to prepare the drawings, diagrams, and documents that construction workers use to build everything from sheds to skyscrapers.

Student working in Architectural Design Drafting lab

The design drafting training you’ll receive at Carrington College Californiacan be your first step into Residential Design Drafting, or a step on the way to one of many other graphically oriented careers. A talented Design Drafter has the skills to find a career in an abundant number of industries – automotive, aviation, architecture engineering and construction (AEC), game development, animation, forensic analysis, interior design, spacecraft, civil engineering (freeways, roads and water control), 3D modeling…the list goes on…and on.

The Architectural Design Drafting degree program available at our Carrington College California – San Jose campus focuses on Residential Architecture. Students are trained on custom home design, remodels, green building technologies, zero energy footprint, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the requirements for passing the county plan-check and winning a building permit from the planning department. The program offers students a wide range of opportunities to design, model and build a variety of objects using industry current 3D modeling software.

To find out more about the Carrington College California Architectural Design Drafting program , you can talk to an Admissions Representative at 1.888.204.5818, or you can complete this online form. Submit the form and we’ll contact you to answer any questions you may have, and help you get started.