Architectural Drafting

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings. (

Expect to learn:

  • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software to produce 2-D and 3-D drawings
  • Architectural Rendering
  • Model Making
  • Room lay out Arrangements for Residential/ Commercial Designs
  • How to render colored drawings of landscape and interior designs

Other Features:

  • Internship opportunities may be available

Career information for this industry:

  • Salary range: $32,820 - $75,650
  • Education range: Associate's Degree to 4-year college education in related field
  • Projected job growth: 1%
Statistics according to and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Drafters/ Architectural and Civil Drafters, Retrieved: 11/5/15

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