Our CAD-BIM program prepares students for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries through an intensive exploration of residential and commercial drafting technologies. 

Students learn building project principles and the basics of construction drawing, including 3D modeling. Students get hands-on experience with a wide range of industry software, including Photoshop, SketchUp, Revit, AutoCAD, and 3D Studio Max. 

Graduates of the program have a wide variety of job opportunities available in the growing architecture, engineering, and construction industries, as well as opportunities in landscaping, interior design, and more! 

Tuition for the CAD-BIM program is $5,237          Starting salary for CAD is $39,596 per year          The CAD-BIM program is an 11-month, part-time program

Gainful Employment Information

CAD - BIM Program Checklist

CAD - BIM Program Flyer

2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Part-Time/Online Hybrid

Start Date End Date Days Time Status


7/16/2020 M/W 5:00pm–9:00pm Closed


1/15/2021 M/W 5:00pm–9:00pm  


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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