Students in the Architectural and Engineering Design program will select their emphasis of study – Architectural Design or Engineering Design. Then they will be immersed in curriculum that exposes them to the state of industry software, such as: AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and/or SOLIDWORKS. Throughout the course of the program students will become familiar with, and demonstrate competency in the usage of drafting symbols, units of measure, scale, notation systems, 2D and 3D layouts, proper drawing sheet orientation, and redlining for drawing revision. This program prepares students for a wide variety of drafting and design positions within the industry aligned to their emphasis of study. Upon completion students will have developed a strong working knowledge of graphic communication skills, approaches to computer aided design, and the technical skills that goes along with it. Students are then positioned to become leaders in parametric modeling and/or building information modeling (BIM), both key components for successful careers in the industries experiencing phenomenal growth and development.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 900 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Digital Book Access Fee: $372
  • Supplies/Tools/Equipment: $69
Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

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Architectural and Engineering Design
Classroom Hours

8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

6pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

6pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

6pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

6pm – 9pm


8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • ADULT STUDENTS: Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be at least 16 years of age AND be in 11th or 12th grade
  • Complete program placement assessments as noted below.

Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 250 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Computer Literacy Exam
The Architectural and Engineering Design exam evaluates maneuvering the Windows environment. Topics tested are exploring the Windows desktop, taskbar, and start menu; opening/closing applications; using File Explorer; methods of copying/pasting; screenshots/snipping tool; URL definition; and utilizing the search bar.
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications
NOTE: Training is provided for these licensing/certifications, however, these exams are not proctored in the Assessment Center on campus.

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)

  • CAD Architectural Design 1
  • CAD Architectural Design 2
  • CAD Architectural Design 3
  • CAD Mechanical Design 1
  • CAD Mechanical Design 2
  • CAD Mechanical Design 3

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Architectural and Engineering Design program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Utah Tech University


100%Placement Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT Tara Terry – Lead Faculty
  • Master's Degree from Purdue University
  • FT Jeremiah Robinson
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • PT Chris Thompson
  • Associate degree from Salt Lake Community College
  • PT David Zimmerman
  • Master's degree from University of Utah
  • PT Nolan Strebel
  • Associate degree from Weber State University

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.