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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49

Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology, Associate of Applied Science


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School of Applied Technologies (AT)

The ARDR program utilizes up-to-date computer-aided drafting software applications to train drafting technicians for the building construction industry.  Drafting is taught in combination with the principles of architectural/engineering graphic conventions and the theory and practice of construction technology.  The curriculum also concentrates on the development of communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills necessary to prepare students for the architectural/engineering office environment.

For information, contact the School of Applied Technologies (AT).

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Educational Option Information

  • This program can be completed: Part-time or full time. Full-time students can complete the program in 5 terms.
  • This program can be started: Any term.
  • Primary course location: Advanced Technology Center.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Other costs:

  • Students must purchase drafting tools, construction hard hat, disposable camera, and safety glasses.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Though primarily intended as a stand-alone program, many courses within the Architectural Drafting degree coursework are transferable to 4-year institutions.

Many of the courses in this degree are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Employment Information

Graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs such as architectural or engineering drafting technicians in residential and commercial construction and in drafting and sales positions with contractors, fabricators and suppliers.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Term 2


Either Term 2 or Term 3 courses may be taken directly after the completion of Term 1 courses

Term 3


Either Term 2 or Term 3 courses may be taken directly after the completion of Term 1 courses.

Term 4


Either Term 4 or Term 5 classes may be taken after completing Term 2 and Term 3 courses.

Term 5


Either Term 4 or Term 5 classes may be taken after completing Term 2 and Term 3 courses.

Associate of Applied Science in Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology 66-69 credit hours


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