Most employers prefer candidates who have completed a postsecondary drafting program. For applicants interested in architectural drafting, however, a bachelor's degree may be needed. Some technical institutes and community colleges offer certificate or associate's degree programs in drafting and related technologies. Related bachelor's degree programs, such as the Bachelor of Architectural Design, are also available.
In degree programs, students can expect coursework in topics that include architectural CAD drafting, building codes, construction methods, design and other practical areas, such as cost analysis and estimation. Programs may also expand on these topics with training in mechanical systems and landscape drafting.
Students can gain related experience working for construction, remodelling, and materials companies, or even completing an internship. Another possibility is working for a government program. Prospective technicians may also be able to apply relevant military training and experience as an applicant, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics. This may necessitate obtaining additional civilian training, however.
Architectural technologists coordinate with architects, designers, and engineers to design architecture for construction projects. Responsibilities may include creating sketches, reviewing blueprints, and visiting construction sites.
Architectural technologists work with professional architects and civil design engineers. They may work with architectural, engineering or construction firms in private or government institutions.
The average salary for an Architect is ₹3,92,500 per year (₹32,710 per month), which is ₹5,000 (+1%) higher than the national average salary in India. An Architect can expect an average starting salary of ₹1,37,800. The highest salaries can exceed ₹10,00,000.