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We’ve Joined Forces with Northwest Technical Institute (NTI)


Globe University/Minnesota School of Business has teamed with NTI to develop a drafting and design program just for you. NTI is a specialty technical school that’s been training students for rewarding engineering and architectural careers for more than 50 years.

Associate in Applied Science in

Architectural Drafting and Design

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2-year Architectural Drafting and Design Degree

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Minnesota School of Business offers a 2-year degree in architectural drafting and design, hands-on training for a rewarding career.

Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Drafting & Design

In this program, you will get hands-on practice in creating accurate drawings, 2-D and 3-D models, materials lists and building specifications. Course topics include the following:

  • AutoCAD software
  • Materials and methods, including strength of materials
  • Residential and commercial building codes, estimating and construction drawings
  • Field documentation
  • Building systems (electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling)
  • Green Design and LEED

Near the end of your studies, you will pull all the topics and training together. In your architectural capstone course you will assemble a portfolio of your best work to present to employers. You will also receive personal career services assistance--before and after graduation.

Study drafting at an accredited college

Employers will look at your college transcript. Be sure it is issued by an accredited institution. Minnesota School of Business is nationally accredited by ACICS, and approved to offer an associate degree in architectural drafting and design. That is the assurance employers look for.

Questions? Call toll-free at 1-877-655-7676 or contact us through this site. We will be happy to provide more information and arrange a personal campus tour. Be sure to check out architectural drafting and design careers.

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