Architectural Designer

Career Certificate

Design your future

Go further in your architecture career with an Architectural Designer Certificate. Get real-world experience in class with instructors who work in the Lake County area.

Prepare to work as a contractor or for firms where you assist on creating digital plans, visit construction sites and more. Course work such as labs, lectures and reading assignments cover:

  • using AutoCAD and Revit to complete architectural drawing sets
  • choosing appropriate drawing tools for each design to increase productivity
  • measuring and reading dimensions using scales

What can you do with an Architectural Designer Certificate?

With this certificate you get started or get ahead in architectural fields that use Revit software in their building and infrastructure design process. If you’re just starting out, begin in an entry-level role working in the design or production departments of an architecture firm.

After they receive their certificate, some students take steps toward earning an architecture license.

Depending on your current education and experience your role could be:

  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Drafter
  • CAD Technician


  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 4 Months

    Full-time students finish in 4 months.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CAD 110 3
    CAD 117 3
    CAD 278 3
    • Course Code CAD 110
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CAD 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CAD 278
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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CAD-Drafting Technology at CLC

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An Architectural Designer Certificate is just one possible way to study CAD-Drafting Technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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