Program Admission Dates: Fall, Spring
The Architectural Graphics AAS degree prepares students for careers with architecture firms, construction companies, city, county, and state architectural and civil engineering departments and corporate architectural and civil engineering departments. Technicians are needed to develop site plans, construction details, building designs, cost estimates, specification plans for new buildings, and for remodeling and additions to existing buildings.
Graduates are prepared in translating the rough sketches, layouts, and written specifications of architects, engineers, or designers into a drawing using current technology and showing the complete details and specifications for the finished product.
Architectural Graphics AAS degree graduates will:
- be prepared for entry-level positions in the architectural, engineering or construction field with the ability to be independent and self-directed
- demonstrate teamwork and collaboration skills and processes in the workplace
- apply knowledge to create drawings by hand and using technology
- read architectural prints and solve common architectural problems
- complete a comprehensive design project
- demonstrate industry ready skills in basic drafting fundamentals, concepts and techniques
- employ creative and critical thinking to enhance problem solving
- exhibit analytical thought, informed judgment, and ethical behavior
- demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.