The Architectural Technician Technical Diploma is a 21 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1 (10614101)

2.00

Develops learner's ability to design and create construction drawings for a one-story residence including: foundation and floor plans, wall and stair sections and elevations (AutoCAD 2D software will be utilized). Design and analysis of joist, stair, and roof design is also covered.

Pre/Corequisites: 10-614-121 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1, 10-614-152 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN and 10-614-139 AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Condition: Meet assessment standards and be accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree or Construction Technologies TD, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1 (10614121)

3.00

Introduces the learner to the fundamental materials and methods of residential construction. Explores foundations, framing, roofing, interior and exterior wall coverings, trim, stairs and insulation. Explores innovative design techniques, energy efficient construction practices, energy conservation methods and alternative energy systems through classroom discussion and lab activities. Analyzes code and application pertaining to methods and materials.

Condition: Accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program or Construction Technologies Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614139)

2.00

Explores the latest version of Autodesk's AutoCAD program as a 2D design, drafting and visualization tool. Provides learners with skill development starting at an introductory level and progressing to a level in which authentic architectural construction graphics and working drawings including annotations can be developed.

Condition: Accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program, Construction Technologies Technical Diploma or Architectural Design Software Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614152)

2.00

Explores the fundamental principles of architectural design and drafting. Examine topics including: career exploration, sustainable-residential design, industry related practices and procedures, State of Wisconsin building codes, area planning, and sketching application.

Pre/Corequisites:10614121 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1 and 10614139 AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Condition: Meet assessment standards and accepted in the Architectural Design & Technology AD or Construction Technologies TD, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

COLLEGE 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2 (10614103)

3.00

Expands upon the concepts associated with architectural design and drafting. Examines topics including: sustainable, efficient and universal design practices, architectural styles and elements of design, private site/plot development, sketching application and 3D modeling/visualization, state building code and local zoning adherence, as well as advanced roof, stairway, joist and beam design/layout. Develops learners' ability to design and create construction drawings for a two-story residence including: plans, sections, evaluations and visualization models.

Prerequisites: 10-614-101 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1, 10-614-121 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1 and 10-614-139 AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Pre/Corequisite: 10-614-119 DESIGN & PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES 1 and 10-614-129 SKETCHUP FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Condition: Accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program or Construction Technologies Embedded Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 1 (10614110)

3.00

Applies the quantity survey and quantity take-off methods of residential estimating through the interpretation of plans, specification of materials, material pricing and projection, use of checklists, estimating forms and Excel worksheets.

Prerequisite: 10-614-121 CONSTRUCTION TECH 1. Condition: Accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program or Construction Technologies Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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DESIGN & PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES 1 (10614119)

2.00

Explores the theory of design and its application in the world of architecture. Focuses learners’ skills of creating and thinking within the architectural field. Examines critical elements of design theory, sketching application, and space planning. Develops skills in visualization, modeling, presentation drawings, floor plans and exterior compositions. Prepares learners to be able to discuss projects in architectural terms with appropriate professional vocabulary.

Prerequisites: 10-614-101 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1 and 10-614-139 AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Pre/Corequisite: 10-614-103 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2 and 10-614-129 SKETCHUP FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Condition: Accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology AD, Construction Technologies TD, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

SKETCHUP FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614129)

2.00

Explores Trimble's SketchUp as a design and visualization tool. Develops learners' skills in creating realistic computer models that can be used to create full color renderings, animations, exported/imported AutoCAD files for construction drawings and Layout as a construction documentation tool.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-614-139 AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN or 10-606-140 2D MECHANICAL CAD. Condition: Accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program, or Architectural Design Software Technical Diploma, Construction Technologies Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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SURVEYING FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614132)

2.00

Introduces learners to the fundamentals of operation in optical and laser transits required for residential and small commercial design. Coverage of topics include types of surveying instruments and their use in measuring angles, difference of elevation, contour maps, building layout and development of plot plans. Format and content of legal descriptions of land parcels are also covered.

Prerequisite: 10-614-139 AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Pre/Corequisite: 10-614-129 SKETCHUP FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Condition: Accepted into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program or Construction Technologies Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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