Architectural Design and Technology 64–65 Credit Associate Degree
The Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program prepares learners with the necessary skills for the many architectural design career options in the construction industry. Learners will gain knowledge in and employ the principles of residential and light commercial design through completion of authentic projects. Energy conservation and sustainability concepts are incorporated throughout the program’s curriculum.
Coursework includes introductory and advanced classes in design, presentation, construction technology, surveying, structural analysis, code interpretation, estimating and project management. Learners will utilize various software programs including Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD), 3D Computer Modeling (SketchUp), Building Information Modeling (BIM – SoftPlan & Revit), Animation/Simulation and Energy Modeling.
Graduates also have the option to pursue a bachelor’s degree in construction management through UW-Stout, UW-Platteville and Michigan Tech University; a bachelor's degree in architecture can also be earned through a transfer agreement with UW-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture & Urban Planning.
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.
* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.
Graduates will be able to…
- Integrate building systems
- Develop building designs
- Evaluate building materials
- Develop construction documents
- Employ soft skills to accomplish project goals
- Apply common management techniques and legal documents of the building industry
- Specify building systems for residential use and light commercial construction
- Apply estimating procedures for single family, multifamily and light commercial construction
- Produce construction specifications for single family, multifamily and light commercial construction
- Produce working drawings for single family, multifamily and light commercial construction
- Apply CAD/BIM technology (2D/3D) in the residential and light commercial design industry
- Create preliminary documents for single family, multifamily and light commercial construction
Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:
- Material/System Specifier
- Building Inspector
- Wholesale Buyer
- Contract Sales
- Sales Associate
- Surveyor Assistant
- Architect Assistant
- Project/Construction Manager
- CAD Drafter/Detailer
- BIM Technician/Specialist
- CAD Technician
- Kitchen/Bath Designer
- Light Commercial Designer
- Residential Designer
- Architectural Designer
The Architectural Design and Technology Associate Degree is a 64–65 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.
* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better.
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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.
If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Architectural Design and Technology Associate Degree:
- The Architectural Design Software Technical Diploma will provide you with 14% (9 of 64 credits) of the total credits in this Architectural Design and Technology Associate Degree
- The Architectural Technician Technical Diploma will provide you with 34% (22 of 64 credits) of the total credits in this Architectural Design and Technology Associate Degree
You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.
The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.
|School Name||Degree Name|
|Michigan Tech University||Construction Management|
|Minnesota State University - Moorhead||B.S. in Operations Management|
|Siena Heights University||Bachelor of Applied Science|
|UW Milwaukee||Architectural Studies|
|UW Platteville||Industrial Technology Management|
All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.View all transfer guides
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