Architectural Design Technician II: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Architectural Design Technician II: Certificate

Add dimension to your profession.

Expand your skills and learn how to design 3D residential and light commercial buildings.

Program Description

TCL’s Architectural Design Technician II Certificate program provides students with the advanced skills of designing and drawing 3-D residential and light commercial buildings. Students also create and develop a portfolio with projects from architectural, mechanical, HVAC, electrical, other residential and light commercial design components.

The 17-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as two 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.

The S.C. annual mean wage for architectural drafter is $47,950, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Accreditation & Accolades

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.

Quick Facts

Quick Fact 1
Hands-on: learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.
Quick Fact 2
Learn the latest computer-aided design (CAD) software applications.
Quick Fact 3
Create your own portfolio to share with prospective employers.

What People Are Saying

“Learning CAD from TCL enhanced our ability to create accurate drawings.”

Richard Winslow Principal of Winslow Design Studios, Hilton Head, SC

FAQs & Additional Information

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 17 credits x $170 per credit = $2,890.

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 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Is this program for you?

The program is a great fit for those who:

• Are interested in designing residential and light commercial buildings.
• Want to work in a clean and conditioned environment irrespective of the outside weather.

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about Architectural Design Technician II Certificate.

Program Dean

Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies


Hadi Hamid

CAD Instructor/Industrial Technology

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