Architectural and Engineering Design

School of
Business & Technology

Christine Fresh

Christine Fresh

  • Instructional Management Assistant
  • 801-593-2040

Program Summary

When Can I Start

Start dates occur every two weeks


30 Credit Hours

Time to Complete

13 months @ 18hrs/wk

Training Locations

Main Campus

Adult Student Costs | $3,053*

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

High School Costs | $447

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

  • 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.

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Program Outcomes

  • Placement Rate

Program / Admission Details

Program Description
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 state of industry software, such as: AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and/or SOLIDWORKS. Throughout 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. Upon completion students will have developed a strong working knowledge of graphic communication skills, computer aided design, and other relevant technical skills. 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.
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
  • Students should complete at least 50% of the total program course requirements while enrolled at the college. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services
  • Complete program placement assessments (next tab).
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. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases.

The following tests are required for this program:

  • Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Practice Reading Test
  • Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Practice Math Test
  • Operating Systems and Email (ITEC)
    The ITEC exam measures the applicant’s familiarity in navigating a desktop – openings programs, accessing files and folders, recognizing common internet browsers, and taking screenshots. It also evaluates an applicant’s familiarity with emails and the recognition of icons associated with email functions, such as email attachments.

  • High School student applicants must submit transcripts for ALL PROGRAMS. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of Math 2 (B or higher) and English 2 (B or higher) is required to waive testing for high school students. Some programs have higher GPA requirements. Student’s must have the minimum required grade for two quarters or one semester in the same school year.
  • 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
Credentials and Certifications
Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Available Licensing/Certifications
  • 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 this 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.

Classroom Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am
12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm
6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm

Program Faculty

Tara Terry

FT Tara Terry | Lead Instructor

  • Master's Degree from Purdue University
Jeremiah Robinson

FT Jeremiah Robinson

  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
David Zimmerman

PT David Zimmerman

  • Master's degree from Univeristy of Utah
Davis McCurdy

PT Davis McCurdy

  • Certificate
Nolan Strebel

PT Nolan Strebel

  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
Shannon Griffin

PT Shannon Griffin

  • Bachelor's degree