Architectural Technology

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Program Information

Anoka Technical College Architectural Technology program offers three award options: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma, and a certificate.

Graduates learn skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design construction industry, including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers.

The Anoka Technical College Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Architectural Technology is a 60-credit program. The program consists of technical courses designed to develop skills which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers.

In addition to drafting and detailing skills, the student receives training in related areas such as construction estimating, building codes, building mechanical and electrical systems, as well as emerging technologies in energy-efficient design. Students receive hands-on training in industry standard computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD and Revit), building information modeling (BIM) technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate residential construction materials and methods knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate commercial construction materials and methods knowledge.
  3. Execute program/industry drafting standards for residential construction drawings.
  4. Execute program/industry drafting standards for commercial construction drawings.
  5. Demonstrate entry level CAD/Revit proficiency for the industry.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an entry level architectural, electrical, structural, mechanical or civil technician.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Architectural Technology AAS degree learn skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry, including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers.

Drafters who gain experience and knowledge may become design drafters or senior drafters. With additional training or experience, drafters may also move into related positions, such as technical writer, sales engineer or engineering assistant. 

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Program Sequence

 MnTC General Education Requirements
15
 This program requires completion of fifteen credits of general education from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Refer to the MnTC course list for elective courses.
SPCH 1200
 Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1&7)
 3
MnTC Electives
   12
Fall Semester 16
ARCH 1000  Residential Construction  2
ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040  Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1043  Architectural CAD I 3
CEST 1030
 Project Management for Estimators
2
SPCH 1200
 Interpersonal Communication
3
MnTC Elective
  3
Spring Semester 16
ARCH 1004
 Introduction to Architectural Profession
2
ARCH 1015  Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045  Commercial Graphics    
1
ARCH 1052  Architectural CAD II
3
ARCH 2025  Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
MnTC Electives
  6
Fall Semester  14
ARCH 2005  Residential CAD Studio
4
ARCH 2027  Intermediate Revit 3D CAD
2
ARCH 2070  Commercial Design
2
ARCH 2085  Structural Technology 3
CEST 1000  Construction Estimating I 2
Spring Semester 14
ARCH 1031  Building Systems    
2
ARCH 2029  Advanced Revit 3D CAD
3
ARCH 2055  Commercial CAD Studio
3
CEST 1010
 Construction Estimating I
3
MnTC Elective
  3

Part-Time Options

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.

PDF Part-time Options

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Faculty

Daniel Iund
Diund@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710

 
 

The Anoka Technical College Architectural and Construction Technician Diploma is a 45-credit program that consists of skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers.

The Architectural and Construction Technology program consists of technical courses designed to develop skills related to the fields of architecture, engineering, contracting, and other design-construction fields.

In addition to drafting and detailing skills, the student receives training in related areas such as construction estimating, building codes, building mechanical and electrical systems, as well as emerging technologies in energy-efficient design. Students receive hands-on training in industry standard computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD), building information modeling (BIM) technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate residential construction materials and methods knowledge.
  • Demonstrate commercial construction materials and methods knowledge.
  • Execute program/industry drafting standards for residential construction drawings.
  • Execute program/industry drafting standards for commercial construction drawings.
  • Demonstrate entry level CAD/Revit proficiency for the industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an entry level architectural, electrical, structural, mechanical, or civil technician.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Architectural and Construction Technician diploma program learn skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry, including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers.

Drafters who gain experience and knowledge may become design drafters or senior drafters. With additional training or experience drafters may also move into related positions, such as technical writer, sales engineer or engineering assistant.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Program Sequence

Fall Semester 10
ARCH 1000  Residential Construction  2
ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040  Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1043  Architectural CAD I 3
CEST 1030
 Project Management for Estimators
2
Spring Semester  10
ARCH 1004 Introduction to Architectural Profession
2
ARCH 1015  Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045  Commercial Graphics    
1
ARCH 1052  Architectural CAD II
3
ARCH 2025  Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
Fall Semester 14
ARCH 2005  Residential CAD Studio
4
ARCH 2027  Intermediate Revit 3D CAD
2
ARCH 2070  Commercial Design
2
ARCH 2085  Structural Technology 3
CEST 1000  Construction Estimating I
3
Spring Semester 11
ARCH 1031  Building Systems    
2
ARCH 2029  Advanced Revit 3D CAD
3
ARCH 2055  Commercial CAD Studio
3
CEST 1010
 Construction Estimating II 3

Part-Time Options

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.

PDF Part-time Options

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Faculty

 

Jay Boyle
JBoyle@anokatech.edu

Daniel Iund
Diund@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710

 
 
The Anoka Technical College Architectural 2D CAD certificate is a 16-credit program that consists of technical courses designed to develop specific 2D CAD skills related to the fields of architectural, engineering, contracting, and other design-construction fields. Students receive hands-on training in industry standard computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD).

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate residential construction materials and methods knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate commercial construction materials and methods knowledge.
  3. Execute program/industry 2D CAD drafting standards for residential construction drawings.
  4. Execute program/industry 2D CAD drafting standards for commercialconstruction drawings.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Architectural 2D CAD certificate program learn CAD skills which can be applied to the design-construction industry, including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers. Drafters who gain industry experience and knowledge may become design drafters or senior drafters. With additional training or experience, drafters may also move into related position, such as a specification writer, sales, engineer, or CAD engineering assistant.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Program Sequence

Fall Semester  8
ARCH 1000  Residential Construction  2
ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040  Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1043  Architectural CAD I 3
Spring Semester 8
ARCH 1004 Introduction to the Architectural Profession
2
ARCH 1015  Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045  Commercial Graphics    
1
ARCH 1052  Architectural CAD II
3

Part-Time Options

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.

PDF Part-time Options

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Faculty

Daniel Iund
Diund@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710