Architectural Commercial Design Career Outlook

Percent Employed




WITC Architectural Commercial Design Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Architectural Commercial Design Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$36,000 - $42,117

Range of Yearly Salary




Typical positions available after graduation include:

Architect designing blueprint on computer

CAD Drafter

Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings. 

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Project Manager

Project Managers' duties vary, depending on the needs of their employer. Their main focus is to organize the numerous parts of a project and make sure it runs smoothly.

Additional opportunities include: 

  • Store Planner

  • Technical Coordinator

  • Design Technician

  • CAD Technician

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your two-year Architectural Commercial Design associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Potential careers available include:

  • Architect

  • Project Manager

  • CAD Manager


Hear From Graduates

"The instructors in this program help you understand how projects come together, from the building aspect to the estimating and drawing. I chose WITC because in two years, I learned as much and more than I would in a four-year program." 

Tricia Wilt, WITC Architectural Commercial Design graduate

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2017 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled April 2018. 


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