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2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 
2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology

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School of Applied Technologies


Program information is available from the School of Applied Technologies Office at (505) 224-3711 or from Academic Advisement and Career Development at (505) 224-4321.

Program Description

The program integrates mathematics and blueprint reading into the technical courses at all levels. Computer applications are emphasized throughout the program. The curriculum includes the principles of architectural and engineering graphics and the theory and practice of construction technology. To prepare students for work in the construction industry, the development and use of communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills are incorporated throughout the program.

The CAD Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students to succeed as CAD technicians. Development of two and three dimensional CAD skills is the primary focus of the program.

Special Requirements

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

Career and Educational Opportunities

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

The CAD Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level positions as CAD drafter/technician and offers career opportunities in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. The Certificate of Achievement is also conducive to those seeking professional and technical upgrading in the design profession.

Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at

For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On  section or the Students tab in my CNM.

Special Notes

Additional courses are available to enhance this program of study. Please contact the curriculum chair or program director for information.

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