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Welcome to Opportunities in Architectural Drafting

The Architecture and Construction industry is part of the fastest-growing career sector in California, now employing more than 450,000 people statewide. 

Saddleback College graduates enter the workforce with confidence, in a variety of high paying careers, from architectural drafting to building inspection, construction management, and more. In fact, career education grads from Saddleback’s Architectural Drafting program report an average wage increase of 74%, while Construction Inspection alums increased their salaries by more than 50%. 

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Potential Salaries

$46,800 - $107,050

Per Year

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Architectural Drafter

Construction Inspector

Building Inspector

City Planning Aide

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Hiring Companies

Southern California Edison

HD Supply

Los Angeles County 

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Set the foundation for a high-paying career. Get your Architectural Drafting career in gear. Here are just a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Architectural Drafter - $61,590

Construction and Building Inspector - $89,740

City / Regional Planning Aide - $46,800

Architect (w/ further education) - $87,180

Urban / Regional Planner (w/ further education) - $89,680

Civil Engineer (w/ further education) - $106,050

Construction Manager (w/ further education) - $107,050

Saddleback College offers three associate degree and three certificate programs in Architecture and Construction. 

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Architectural Drafting page.

  • Architectural Drafting (Associate in Science)
  • Architectural Drafting (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Drafting Technology (Associate in Science)
  • Drafting Technology (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Construction Inspection (Associate in Science)
  • Construction Inspection (Certificate of Achievement)

Southern California Edison * HD Supply * Los Angeles County * Burns & McDonnell * Swinerton Builders * Jacobs * Rush Enterprises * AECOM * ACCO Engineered Systems * The Berkshire Group * SAFEBuilt * Willdan * Miller Environmental * Luxottica Group * County of Riverside * Layton Construction * ETC Building & Design * NV5 * And Many More! *

The Architectural Drafting Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Blake Stephens, Department Chair - (949) 582-4786

Thomas Smith, Senior Lab Technician - (949) 582-4780

Glen Stevenson, Instructor - (949) 582-4427

Ari Grayson, Instructor - (949) 582-4793

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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