Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

MCTC's Architectural Technology program will prepare you to work closely and effectively with architects to produce construction drawings for use by contractors. You will learn traditional drafting techniques, then receive extensive training in computer-aided design (CAD) technology. Throughout the program, you will use CAD to produce a variety of drawings, two- and three-dimensional, for residential and commercial projects. The coursework will cover architectural history as well as modern architectural standards. You will develop skills in model building, building code analysis, structural design, mechanical systems and legal contracts. You will also be trained to solve problems that arise during the assembly of building components. The architectural technology classroom is designed to resemble a typical architectural firm's office. You will be assigned an individual drafting station and a computer with the latest version of AutoCAD. The learning environment and your coursework will help prepare you to work in collaboration with architects and engineers. Instructors are all registered, practicing architects who are committed to enhancing your employability with Minnesota's architectural firms 60 percent of which are located within blocks of MCTC's campus. For a tour of the classroom and individual student workstations, contact Dr. Tom Obermeyer at 612-659-6096. Where You Could Work Architectural firms Engineering firms Facilities planning organizations Interior design firms Landscape firms Building-products manufacturers

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters
  • Median wage:$23.76/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College