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Architectural Technology

Award: Two-Year Diploma
Total Credits for Award: 55.00

Admission Requirements:

Students are accepted into this program for fall and spring semesters only.

Architectural Technology courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:


Description:

In a classroom resembling a typical architectural firm, students will be immersed in the world of Architectural Technology. You will learn what’s required to design a building with computer-aided design (CAD) technology from practicing architects. You will be assigned an individual drafting station and a computer with the latest versions of AutoCAD, REVIT, SketchUp and the Adobe Suite. You will also learn to work effectively with architects and engineers to produce construction drawings for use by contractors.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ARCH 1000      

 Architectural Technology Lab 1

 6.00

 ARCH 1010

 Architectural Orientation

 2.00

 ARCH 1020

 Residential Construction Topics

 2.00

 ARCH 1030

 AutoCAD 1

 2.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 12.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ARCH 1200      

 Architectural Technology Lab 2

 6.00

 ARCH 1220

 Commercial Construction Topics 1

 2.00

 ARCH 1230

 REVIT I

 2.00

 If Fall Term

 ARCH 1500 and ARCH 1510 only offered Fall Semesters

 

 ARCH 1500

 Building Structures

 3.00

 ARCH 1510

 Mechanical and Electrical Systems

 3.00

 If Spring Term

 ARCH 1520, ARCH 1530 and ARCH 1540 only offered Spring Semesters

 

 ARCH 1520

 Building Codes, Zoning and Specifications

 2.00

 ARCH 1530

 Architect's Professional Practice

 2.00

 ARCH 1540

 Architectural History

 3.00

 

If Fall TOTAL CREDITS: 

If Spring TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00

 17.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 If Fall Term

 ARCH 1500 and ARCH 1510 only offered Fall Semesters

 6.00

 If Spring Term

 ARCH 1520, ARCH 1530 and ARCH 1540 only offered Spring Semesters

 7.00

 ARCH 2000

 Or

 ARCH 2200      

 Architectural Technology Lab 3

 Or

 Architectural Technology Lab 4

 6.00

 ARCH 2020

 Or

 ARCH 2220

 Commercial Construction Topics 2

 Or

 Sustainable Construction Topics

 2.00

 ARCH 2030

 Or

 ARCH 2230

 REVIT Families

 Or

 Advanced Computer Modeling

 2.00

 

If Fall TOTAL CREDITS: 

If Spring TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00

 17.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 To complete the Fourth semester select whichever courses were not taken in the third semester.

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ARCH 2000

 Or

 ARCH 2200      

 Architectural Technology Lab 3

 Or

 Architectural Technology Lab 4

 6.00

 ARCH 2020

 Or

 ARCH 2220

 Commercial Construction Topics 2

 Or

 Sustainable Construction Topics

 2.00

 ARCH 2030

 Or

 ARCH 2230

 REVIT Families

 Or

 Advanced Computer Modeling

 2.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 10.00

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.