Architectural CAD Technician Program Stillwater | CAD Career & Programs

As a CAD technician specializing in architecture you’ll be the critical link between architects and construction professionals. This program will teach you how to create the technical drawings and plans that construction workers can use to build houses, office buildings and other structures. You’ll spend time learning about standardized building techniques to draw in the details of a structure, and you’ll discover how to bring your ideas into another dimension using computer aided drafting software. This field combines creativity and computers to enable you to design new projects or alter existing designs.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Creating models of floor plans for residential and commercial buildings
  • Designing a tiny house that Residential and Commercial Construction students will build

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • CAD Technician
  • AutoCAD Specialist
  • Architect
  • Entrepreneur

What You’ll Learn

Course
Hours

Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and Design

120

Drawing and Document Management

45

Principles of CAD Design

165

Architecture Computer Aided Drafting and Design

120

Presentation Graphics Animation

195

CAD Architectural Level I

60

CAD Architectural Level II

60

CAD Architectural Level III

60

Workforce Staging

30

Total

855

Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.

Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.

The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:

Applied Mathematics – 4
Reading for Information – 4
Locating Information – 4

Graduation Requirements

In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through OKJobMatch.com
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Get Started

Apply for admission as a high school student. Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.