The ARDR certificate of completion program utilizes up-to-date computer-aided drafting software applications to train drafters for the building construction industry. The curriculum concentrates primarily on residential and commercial building construction technology and document preparation specific to the architectural discipline.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Students must purchase drafting tools, construction hard hat, camera, safety vest and safety glasses.
Though primarily intended as a stand-alone program, many courses within the Architectural Drafting degree coursework are transferrable to 4-year institutions. Also, coursework for the Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology, Certificate of Completion can be applied toward CNM’s Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
This program is designed for immediate employment.
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.