If you have always wanted to learn the skills you need to design interesting buildings but you’re not ready to make the commitment to an Associate Degree then this program is made for you. All of the skills ranging from free-hand drawing, architectural drafting and computer-aided design with state-of-the-art technology are included in this one-year program along with just enough general education courses to qualify you for a Certificate of Completion in Architectural Design. Some of the area’s finest architectural designers began their careers right here in this program and you can, too. This program is available in both daytime and evening formats.
- Estimated Length of Program: 1 year
- Credential Awarded: Certificate of Completion in Architectural Design
The first day I walked on campus, the advisors talked to me about what classes to take and what not to take. I almost felt like I knew them. I wasn’t alone when walking around campus. It was a great experience.Obed Otabil, Class of 2018, MassMutual Federal Credit Union, Springfield
The Architectural Design Certificate of Completion is a one year program of studies that is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the field of architectural design and drafting. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the program, a Certificate of Completion (ARCH.COC) from STCC will be awarded.
In the Certificate Program students develop basic graphic skills using free-hand drawing, technical drawing and computer aided design. Students become familiar with orthographic projection as well as three dimensional drawings and model building. Students develop architectural design skills by designing their own residential projects, demonstrating an understanding of building forms, passive solar energy and environmental concerns as well as estimating the cost of construction.
Students who complete the required program of study are prepared for entry level employment as an architectural draftsperson, computer-aided draftsperson/designer, and construction estimator. Students who are interested in continuing their studies in Architecture may use this program of studies as the first year of our Architectural Transfer Option.
Upon successful completion of the requirements of the program, a Certificate of Completion in Architectural Design from STCC will be awarded.