CAD - Building Information Modeling

Prepare for a career in architecture, engineering or construction using cutting-edge technology while learning about building project principles and the basics of construction drawing. Be at the forefront of the design industry with three-dimensional modeling knowledge using state-of-the-art computer software to convert designs into technical drawings and plans. The fast-paced Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry that relies on 3D Modeling is expected to need between 30-50,000 skilled workers in the next 10 years.

Students learn the fundamentals of CAD and Design Visualization software such as AutoCAD, Sketch-up, and 3D Studio Max. Additionally, students complete projects in beginner and intermediate Revit courses, introducing them to real-world applications.​


Gainful Employment Information

CAD/BIM Program Checklist

CAD/BIM Program Flyer

2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. 

Part-Time/Online Hybrid (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/20/2018 7/18/2019 M, W 5:00–9:00pm Closed


Orientation on
10/3/2018 at 5pm

9/1/2019 M, W 5:00–9:00pm Waitlist
2/4/2019 12/1/2019 M, W 5:00–9:00pm  Waitlist


2018–2019 Program Cost


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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Architectural Drafters 14% 15.82/hr ($32,910/yr)

19.29/hr ($40,120/yr)

25.23/hr ($52,470/yr)

38.19/hr ($79,430/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Drafter/Draftperson for:
    • Architects
    • Civil or mechanical engineers
    • Landscape architects
  • CAD operator
  • Construction analyst
  • Design technician
  • CAD specialist


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Architectural firms
  • Civil or mechanical engineering firms
  • Interior design companies
  • Landscape architect firms
  • Construction contractors
  • Electrical contractors
  • Fire system design firms

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