This program teaches students to effectively create 2-D and 3-D drawings in computer-aided design (CAD) and to model and visualize 3-D objects for project presentations. It is available evenings and is financial aid-eligible. 

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
Fall Semester
ARET 101CAutoCAD 2D303
IST 102CPC Applications303
Spring Semester
ARET 102CAutoCAD 3D303
ARET 194CMicrostation303
Fall Semester    
ARET 103CArchitectural Graphics and Sketching223
ARET 192CRevit Architecture303
Total Credits   18

Graduates are able to:

  • Understand drawing conventions.
  • Use CAD software and other resources effectively in assignments and projects.
  • Use CAD software to produce a coordinated set of A/E documents and presentations.
  • Define and evaluate the needs of diverse projects.
  • Develop work schedule to achieve assignments and project due dates.

This program prepares students for CAD operator positions in the fields of architecture and engineering.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Craig T. Bailey

    Civil Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor

    Craig graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and a Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Engineering and Business degree from the University of Maine. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer, a Licensed Land Surveyor, a certified Septic designer and currently operates his family Engineering practice in Gilford, NH. His professional experience is in the area of land development, permitting, earth retaining structural projects, and Low Impact Design. He is a former State Director of the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers and is a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association. Craig was selected as the 2012 NH Young Engineer of the Year. Craig teaches Timber & Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete design, Statics & Strength of Materials, Introductory Surveying, Hydrology, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and 3D AutoCAD.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Jeff Hanson

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor
  • Department Chair

    Liaquat Khan

    Department Chair
    Grappone 213

    Dr. Khan joined the faculty as ARET Department Chair in 2002. He has worked professionally in Washington D.C. – Maryland area, and overseas. His academic experience includes teaching undergraduate Design Studios, Contract Documents, AutoCAD, Post Occupancy Evaluation – a graduate course, and designing 2-year Diploma programs for the Architecture Department, College of Architecture & Planning at KFU. Dr. Khan’s areas of interest include learning models and architecture education, technology, urban design, and use of computers in architecture education. Dr. Khan holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Engineering & Technology – Lahore, a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a Doctor of Arts from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Michael W. Smith

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Instructor

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Contact the Department Chair

Liaquat Khan, D.A.