Architectural designers apply the science of architecture and typically concentrate on the technology of building, design and construction. They can or may negotiate the construction project, and manage the process from conception through to completion. The course in architectural technology is a one year national certificate.  Architectural technology covers technical building design, the design of construction details, the design of parts of buildings and the presentation of the design.

Duration: I Year

Job opportunities: Architectural Draughtsman, Architectural Designer CAD 2D Designer, CAD 3D Designer, Construction Supervisor, Architectural and Construction Detailer and more.

Career advancement:  Construction Technology, Project Management, Interior Design

Entrance requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) – Matric
  • NQF Level 4 Qualification
  • Pure Mathematics (Grade 12)
  • Communication / English (Grade 12)
  • Registration application form & a discretionary assessment at CAD4ALL


  • Graphic communication skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Design Theory
  • History of Architecture
  • Applied building science
  • Computer applications
  • Architectural design skills
  • Architectural draughtsmanship
  • International certification REVIT and AutoCAD