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%. 

Degrees and Certificates

Careers and Salaries

  • Civil Engineer*: $111,870
  • Urban/ Regional Planner*: $92,690
  • Construction and Building Inspector: $91,180
  • Architect*: $90,200
  • Architectural Drafter: $62,350
    *with further education

Contact the Architecture Department