Architectural Design Technology


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Architectural Design Technology Program Description


A.S. Interior Building Architecture
A.S. Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Certificates of Achievement

Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Interior Building Architecture Program Disclosure

Program Description

The Interior Building Architecture Program provides students with a background in Architectural Drafting. Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of doing detail and layout work normally expected of the drafting aide or technician.

The program is designed to provide transfer opportunities in the Environmental Design and/or Construction Management disciplines as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within related industries.

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) Program provides students with a background in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of performing pre-modeling (massing), modeling, and developing drawing documents normally expected of architects, designers, and drafting technicians.

The program is designed to provide job market skills, and college transfer skill opportunities within the Architectural Design disciplines and/or Construction Management as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within the related industries. Additionally, this program offers opportunities for working professionals to take these courses for professional development to update and improve their skills in the Building Information Modeling field.

It is highly recommended that each student keep a complete record of work to present for evaluation by university program advisors and/or employers.

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural Draftspersons
  • Designer/Technicians
  • Planning Assistants
  • CADD Operators
  • Facilities/Space Planner
  • CADD Technician
  • BIM Technician

Some Career Opportunities may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some Career Opportunities or for preparation for transfer to a university program.


  • State-of-the-art computer aided drafting laboratory
  • Instruction by licensed California architect
  • Participation in architecturally related events such as Design Village Competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see