Degrees/Certifications available:
  • Level 1 Certificate
  • Level II Certificate
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Program Description and Details:

Are you fascinated by the built environment and eager to play a role in shaping the future of architecture and civil engineering? The Architecture & Civil Engineering Technology program at Coastal Bend College provides an industry-driven foundation in both architectural and civil engineering principles. This program offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts from an engineering perspective, combined with essential drafting principles and design applications.

As a student in our program, you will gain hands-on experience and knowledge in developing designs and applying drafting principles across various disciplines common to the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing (AECM) industry. Our curriculum includes architectural, civil, mechanical, pipe, surveying, structural drafting, CAD, strength of materials, statics, descriptive geometry, GIS, and technical drawing principles.

Our program is designed to prepare you for a successful career as a beginning-level drafter or CAD technician, equipping you with the skills needed to enter various engineering fields. Additionally, you will be well-prepared for careers in pipe design, GIS, and other graphic design-related fields. We also offer courses that are transferable to a four-year degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering, ensuring that your education can continue to grow along with your career ambitions.

Join our Architecture & Civil Engineering Technology program and embark on a journey that combines creativity with technical expertise, opening doors to a multitude of exciting career opportunities in the engineering world.

For additional course information, view the course catalog.

Prospective Careers:

  • Drafter
  • CAD Technician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Pipe Designer
  • Surveying Technician
  • Structural Drafter
  • GIS Technician
  • Technical Illustrator