Overview

Learn the fundamentals of computer-aided design, drafting, and project management. This certificate also prepares you to pursue a degree in AET.

The Architectural Computer Graphics Certificate is a two-semester (25 credit hour) program that addresses the basics of architectural drafting. The program covers the fundamentals of computer-aided design and project management. This certificate is designed both for the students needing a basic introduction to architectural drafting and those who intend to pursue a degree in AET.

Certificate curricula are reviewed and updated periodically in response to community and industry demands. The student is cautioned to discuss certificate choices and course selections with an Engineering Advisor before each registration cycle.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
AET-101 Building Systems I

Building Systems I

ID: AET-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of design and construction techniques in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
AET-123 Architectural Drafting

Architectural Drafting

ID: AET-123

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of architectural planning and design with an emphasis on residential and light commercial construction.

3
Semester 2
(10 Credit Hours)
AET-120 Architectural Graphics II

Architectural Graphics II

ID: AET-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course requires the production of a set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building. Exercises incorporate construction methods, materials, building code requirements, site development, and technical skills required to draw and graphically present projects. This course is also a further study of architectural design. Perspective construction is introduced.

3
AET-202 History of Architecture

History of Architecture

ID: AET-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to the present.

3
AET-221 Architectural Computer Graphics II

Architectural Computer Graphics II

ID: AET-221

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes a study of cad commands with architectural applications and routines. A complete set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building using the computer as the drafting tool is produced. Using the computer as the drafting tool.

4
Semester 3
(3 Credit Hours)
AET-235 Architectural Three-D Rendering

Architectural Three-D Rendering

ID: AET-235

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include Three-D rendering of residential and commercial buildings, walk-through animations, animated site plans and advanced graphics topics and their relationship to illustration of code compliance and project planning.

3
      Total Credit Hours 25
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,700.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
AET-101 Building Systems I

Building Systems I

ID: AET-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of design and construction techniques in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
AET-123 Architectural Drafting

Architectural Drafting

ID: AET-123

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of architectural planning and design with an emphasis on residential and light commercial construction.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
AET-120 Architectural Graphics II

Architectural Graphics II

ID: AET-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course requires the production of a set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building. Exercises incorporate construction methods, materials, building code requirements, site development, and technical skills required to draw and graphically present projects. This course is also a further study of architectural design. Perspective construction is introduced.

3
AET-202 History of Architecture

History of Architecture

ID: AET-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to the present.

3
Semester 4
(4 Credit Hours)
AET-221 Architectural Computer Graphics II

Architectural Computer Graphics II

ID: AET-221

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes a study of cad commands with architectural applications and routines. A complete set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building using the computer as the drafting tool is produced. Using the computer as the drafting tool.

4
Semester 5
(3 Credit Hours)
AET-235 Architectural Three-D Rendering

Architectural Three-D Rendering

ID: AET-235

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include Three-D rendering of residential and commercial buildings, walk-through animations, animated site plans and advanced graphics topics and their relationship to illustration of code compliance and project planning.

3
      Total Credit Hours 25
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,700.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Design Technician

Architectural design technicians are structural designers that work with engineers and general architects to create construction blueprints. Most technicians are not involved with the actual designing of the building but focus on creating the guidelines for how it's constructed.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

$69,742

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture and Engineering Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Infrastructure Firms

Careers

Drafter

Architectural drafters draw structural features and details for buildings and other construction projects. These workers may specialize in a type of building, such as residential or commercial. They may also specialize in the materials used, such as steel, wood, or reinforced concrete.

Projected Job Growth

+21.6%

Average Annual Salary

$55,891

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture and Engineering Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Infrastructure Firms

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Graduates of this certificate can immediately enter the workforce, getting jobs as drafters or designers.

Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology at MTC

Graduates of this certificate can take additional coursework in general education areas as well as specialized coursework in the area of Architectural Engineering Technology to complete an associate degree.