|Overview:||Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.|
|Duties:||Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs. Analyze technical implications of architect's design concept, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors. Build landscape, architectural, and display models. Calculate heat loss and gain of buildings and structures to determine required equipment specifications, following standard procedures. Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to lists of materials.|
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Computer Programming Track
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Microcomputer Applications Software Track
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to decline by 2% or more from 2014 to 2024. For comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations over the same time period is projected to be 5% to 8%.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$30,000 to $34,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Employers seek applicants who have an associate degree or a technical institute certificate with a strong background in computer sciences, computer aided drafting and engineering design.|
|Advancement Info:||Computer Aided Design Technicians who gain experience and knowledge may become senior designers. They may develop their skills to the point that they can specialize in one area, such as web site design. Some may gain enough success to open their own business.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.