Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

About Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

You like computers, technology, and design. You enjoy problem-solving and working on teams. Have you considered a career in Computer-Aided Design (CAD)?

The Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate, with specialization in either or both architectural and engineering technology, represents a collective approach to developing or upgrading the necessary visualization, graphical communication, and organization skills required of this ever-evolving field. CAD technicians with the requisite technical knowledge, visual talent, and organizational skills can expect to find work in such diverse fields as mechanical/architectural design, civil engineering, surveying, commercial art, and interior design. This certificate program serves students seeking to enter the drafting and design field as well as those looking to develop their skills and advance in their careers.

The courses in this Fast Track program are arranged in a sequence that provides optimal learning opportunities. You're required to follow the integrated program sequence.

Total Costs of Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,374

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 32

What you need to know about getting your Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate (CIP 15.1302)

Total Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,007 $6,807 $8,462 $8,462
Additional Costs $1,367 $1,367 $1,367 $1,367
Program Total $3,374 $8,174 $9,829 $9,829

What makes MCC's Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

MCC offers your choice of three specialization options:

  1. Engineering Technology Specialization Option
  2. Architectural Technology Specialization Option
  3. Interior Design Specialization Option

The AET certificate is offered in conjunction with the Fast Track. The Fast Track is a cohort-based program. Through the Fast Track, you can earn a certificate in two years or less.

MCC has experienced instructors who have proven themselves in the field and a newly renovated design center that features Angle-CAD design workstations, AutoCAD software, AutoDesk Inventor 3D software and new computers.

In addition to the Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate, we offer:

What careers are available to someone with an Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

Occupations that Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Architectural and Civil Drafters 17-3011
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 17-3012
Mechanical Drafters 17-3013
Drafters, All Other 17-3019

Example architectural and engineering design careers:

  • Architectural and Interior Design Drafters
  • Civil Drafters
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Electrical Drafters
  • Building Information Modeling Drafters

How will MCC's Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

MCC has an active Career Services department that helps graduates find local jobs in their field.

By the Numbers:

  • Salary Range: $30,000 to $45,700
  • Job Outlook: Projected growth is 3 to 9% in most fields. Top industries are professional, scientific, manufacturing and technical services

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For course schedule details, call (815) 479-7831.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.