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Richard Lawrence
Ingram (Building 11), room 224
919-536-7200, ext. 8143

Architectural Technology - Architectural CAD Certificate

Short Term

These curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions.

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ARC-111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 3
ARC-112 Construction Materials & Methods 4
ARC-114 Architectural CAD 2

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