Architectural, Civil and Mechanical Drafters • Construction Managers • CAD Technicians
Key Program Features
Architects design houses, factories, office buildings, skyscrapers, structures and landscapes and are trained in many areas from historic preservation to structural engineering. LLCC students learn the latest technology and earth-friendly techniques in architectural drafting, world architecture and construction drawings and leave prepared to enter the workforce or to continue on to a bachelor’s program. Graduates with an Associate in Applied Science degree or certificate have become employed as architectural, civil and mechanical drafters; construction managers; and computer-aided drafting technicians. Other graduates transferred to a four-year university for a bachelor’s degree and became licensed architects.
LLCC Alum Testimonial
John Shafer, president of Shafer & Associates Architects in Springfield
“What a valuable steppingstone LLCC was to my future,” says John. “My time there let me find what I was really interested in pursuing. LLCC gave me the flexibility to work while getting a top-notch, affordable education. Plus, all of my credits transferred to the four-year university.”
Employment of architects is projected to grow 7 percent through 2024, while competition for drafters is expected to be strong, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The average annual median salary for architects in May 2016 was $76,930. The median annual wage for drafters was $53,480.
Degree and Certificates
LLCC offers the following architecture programs. Read about the coursework for each program.
Learn the latest technology and earth-friendly techniques in architectural drafting, world architecture and construction drawings.
Time to completion: 2 years
Designed for transfer to a four-year college or university
Time to completion: 2 years
Time to completion: 1 year
Some programs, including Architecture and Construction • Certificate of Achievement, fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).
Time to completion: 18 months
Some programs, including Computer Aided Drafting Technician • Certificate of Completion , fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).
Investment in Your Future
For the 2018-2019 academic year, tuition and fees for architecture and computer-aided drafting courses are $161.75 per credit hour for in-district students. Other courses in the program run the standard in-district rate of $129.50 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Questions about the program? Call Claire Heffron-McKinney, Advisor of Architecture/CAD at
217-786-2591 or email@example.com. Feel free to also contact Carmen Allen, Interim Dean of the LLCC Business and Computer Technology Department at 217-786-2316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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