Drafting and Design Technology Degree

A Well-Rounded Drafting and Design Degree     

Prospective students looking for architectural drafting programs, AutoCAD courses, or a program that includes elements of architecture, interior design and construction will find Robert Morris University Illinois’ Associate in Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology Degree an excellent fit. When students enter into the APS Drafting and Design Degree Courses, they will learn how to use industry-standard software through AutoCAD classes as well as obtaining foundational tools and principles for designing buildings and structures. Utilizing experience-based learning, students will supplement their academics with real-world experience with applied classroom exercises, outside internships and integration projects. In addition, RMU’s main campus is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, surrounded by the “Architecture Mecca” which lies outside the University’s walls.

The Drafting and Design Technology Curriculum Includes Advanced AutoCAD Classes

The AAS Degree in Drafting & Design Technology prepares students to use critical thinking and problem solving in development and communication of design solutions. Upon degree completion, students will be prepared for careers in computer-aided drafting, building information modeling, interior space planning and design, facilities and operations, and construction coordinating.

The drafting and design curriculum can be broken down into three distinct sequences. The practical knowledge sequence includes concepts in architectural history, building materials and assemblies, and basic industry knowledge. The technical skills sequence consists of instruction in two- and three-dimensional computer-aided drafting and building information modeling through AutoCAD classes. The studio sequence provides a platform upon which students apply knowledge and skills gained to the solution of complex design problems. 

If You’re Looking at Architectural Drafting Programs, RMU Offers a Comprehensive Curriculum

Robert Morris University’s Drafting and Design Technology program will allow students to pursue their goals in a today’s competitive business environment. The Associate Degree courses are an educational foundation for the bachelor’s degree in architectural technology where students can advance their learning.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, architect occupations are expected to grow 7% through 2024 which will provide increased job potential for students graduating from architectural drafting programs. Through RMU’s drafting and design technology courses, graduates will find themselves primed for such jobs as architectural drafter, mechanical drafter, CAD drafter/technician, engineering design apprentice, layout designer, engineering technician and construction management assistant.

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • CAD Drafter/Technician
  • Engineering Design Apprentice
  • Layout Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Construction Management Assistant
  • Architecture, Engineering & Related Services
  • Technical Drawing & Manual Drafting Fundamentals
  • Architectural Materials & Assemblies
  • Architectural Freehand Drawing
  • Computer-Aided Drafting & Design
97% of Robert Morris University Bachelor Degree Graduates Finish in 4 years or less

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“Utilizing CAD has always been a passion of mine. Now I am able to learn techniques to create construction documents with two- and three-dimensional plans and pictorials.”

– Brian S., CAD student

Go Beyond your Expectations

Students have the opportunity to obtain both their bachelor’s and their master’s degrees simultaneously to save time and money through RMU’s dual degree program.

With a culture of business for over 100 years, RMU also offers the Morris Graduate School of Management for students to expand their knowledge with a master’s degree.

Master of Business Administration

  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management/HR Management
  • Management/Finance
  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Finance

Master of Information Systems

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Security
  • Information Systems Management

Master of Management

  • Higher Education Administration
  • Health Care Administration
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Sports Administration

Master of Science

  • Human Performance

Study Abroad Opportunities available up to 4 times a year in locations such as: Italy, Taiwan, and England