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Learn about architectural design, build your current skills or prep for advanced learning.

The Architectural Design Technician  certificate explores beginning and advanced concepts of design and construction techniques in residential and light commercial buildings including 3-D designing. Students also create and develop a portfolio with projects from architectural, mechanical, HVAC, electrical, other residential and light commercial design components.

The S.C. annual mean wage for architectural drafter is $51,820, according to 2017 reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Program

The 34-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as three semesters.

Courses include building systems, residential design, history of architecture, and intermediate and advanced architectural computer graphics. Students get hands-on experience in the latest computer-aided design (CAD) software applications in TCL’s computer labs.

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    FIRM FOUNDATION

    Build your foundational skills in architectural design.

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    All courses in this certificate can apply toward the two-year Associate Degree in General Technology.

    A CAREER IN A SNAP

    Courses can be completed in as little as two full-time semesters.

    ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 34 credits x $190 per credit = $6,460.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

    *Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “Learning architectural design can lead to a well-paid white-collar profession.”

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Is this program for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Like designing houses and buildings.
    • Are looking to advance their career in the field of Architecture.
    • Want a profession that provide stable income.

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118