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About our Architectural &
Engineering Design Associate Degree

The Architectural & Engineering Design program prepares students for technician-level work assisting architects, engineers and contractors who work in the diverse manufacturing industry. Offering a variety of design disciplines, the program provides students with individual choices of specialization including architectural, mechanical and marine interests. The Architectural and Engineering Design program provides a wide selection of courses, both specific and broad in scope, reinforced by established degree-level courses in general education and related technologies.

The program is accessible to full- or part-time students. Some sequential scheduling of courses, however, is necessary to provide program continuity. All candidates are encouraged to contact the advisors in the Architectural & Engineering Design department regarding course and program selection.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Understand and apply proper technical graphic standards.
  • Acquire and demonstrate knowledge within several design disciplines.
  • Identify and solve design problems by working with recognized methods and material limits.
  • Understand and use Computer Aided Design software to generate accurate designs in two- and three-dimensional formats.
  • Demonstrate an ability to meet deadlines, manage time for multiple tasks and make revisions.
  • Acquire the skills to organize and present designs, drawings and concepts clearly to groups.

What opportunities does this program provide?

SMCC graduates in this program have gone on to work as:

  • Design Technician
  • Designer/Drafter
  • Software Technician
  • CAD/Drafter

Continue Your Education

SMCC graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:

  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Maine College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Thomas College
  • University of Maine
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Wellesley College

To view our seamless transfer agreements, visit our Transfer webpage.

Estimated Full-Time Degree Completion Time


Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

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Did you know that we offer a broad array of short-term workforce training programs that allow you to enter the workforce and start earning quickly? These programs are a great way to enter a career in your area of interest and to become accustomed to college classes. They are also often grant-funded (free of charge to trainees). And, if you find you want to keep going, we can help you find a related academic degree or certificate program of interest with which you can continue your education.


Costs & Financial Aid

This degree program may have specific associated costs which are important to know before attending. We encourage you to apply for financial aid which provides funds in the form of grants and scholarship (free), loans (need to repay) and student employment (earned money.)

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Contact Us:

Admissions: 207-741-5800 or 

Department Chair: Meridith Comeau, 207-741-5779 or

A three-credit class averages


Full-time tuition & fees


*Additional program costs may apply.


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