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Academic Degrees and Certificates

The architectural design and construction technology industry is one of the largest employers nationally and globally. A wide range of career paths is available. The type of license or professional registration that is required by state or local governments defines many of these careers. In Florida, these include:

  • Registered Architect
  • General Contractor
  • Professional Engineers: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Civil
  • Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

Subsequent career paths include technical training in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software, construction cost estimating, plane surveying (geomatics) & construction materials testing.

HCC offers three levels of academic programs dedicated to design and construction technology as well as industry software certifications:

  • CCC: College Credit Certificate
  • AS: Associate of Science Degree
  • AA: Associate of Arts Degree
  • Industry Certifications for Autodesk AutoCAD & Revit
Completion time varies with the academic program selected.

A link to the specific certificate and degree programs offered at HCC is provided to the left of this page.


Examples of student work

Deciding on the program that best meets your needs?

Are you interested in the architectural design process or in the construction of a design? Architects utilize artistic creativity to design the spaces we inhabit. General Contractors, Construction Managers and associated subcontractors convert architectural designs into buildings. CAD technicians work with both of the above entities as well as building systems engineers to transform ideas/concepts into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional graphics.


Time Factors

· Certificates require one year of study or less.

· AS degrees require two years of study.

· AA degrees required two years or more of study and two to three years at an upper division College or University.





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This page last updated August 22, 2017

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