The Architectural Design and Technology program prepares students to enter the workforce and choose from many different construction related career paths. The program covers principles of residential and light commercial design and includes electives and general study coursework necessary to earn an accredited associate degree. Energy conservation and sustainable design concepts are incorporated throughout the program’s curriculum. Coursework includes introductory and advanced classes in construction technology, surveying, structural analysis, code interpretation, construction project management, cost estimating and of course design. The software that is used throughout the program includes: Energy Use Analysis, Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D Computer Modeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Animation and Simulation. All software is the most current versions available and reflect what industry is using today and will be using tomorrow. The instructors who teach the classes have many years of both academic and real world experience in their respective fields. This “real world” experience is shared with the students and enriches their educational experience at NTC. Potential occupations include: Drafter, Estimator, Designer/Drafter, Surveyor Assistant, General Contractor, Salesperson, Contractor Sales, Wholesale Buyer, Building Inspecting, Building Construction Management, Building Information Modeling Technician. Graduates from Architectural Design & Technology also have the option to transfer credits to other four-year campuses throughout Wisconsin and beyond.