Architectural Technology

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 supplies.

In addition to drafting and detailing skills, the student receive 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).

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a "C" or better.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Students will demonstrate residential construction materials and methods knowledge.
  2. Students will demonstrate commercial construction materials and methods knowledge.
  3. Students will execute program/industry CAD drafting standards for residential construction drawings.
  4. Students will execute program/industry CAD drafting standards for commercial construction drawings.
  5. Students will demonstrate entry level CAD proficiency for the industry.
  6. Students will demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an entry level architectural CAD technician.

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
 
Fall Semester
Course Number     Course Title Credits
ARCH 1000  Residential Construction  2
ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040  Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1043  Architectural CAD I 3
TOTAL
8



Spring Semester
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
CEST 1030  Project Management for Estimators
2
TOTAL
15

SECOND YEAR
 
Fall Semester
ARCH 1035  Green Building Strategies
1
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
TOTAL
14

Spring Semester
ARCH 1031  Building Systems    
2
ARCH 2029  Advanced Revit 3D CAD
3
ARCH 2055  Commercial CAD Studio
3
CEST 1010
 Construction Estimating I
3
TOTAL
11
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
 15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required from three different MnTC goal areas.
 
This program sequence does NOT include required 15 MnTC general education credits. Students are required to complete 15 MnTC credits and can be done in any semester.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

Industry Information

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/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
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 supplies.

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 receive 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).

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Students will demonstrate residential construction materials and methods knowledge.
  2. Students will demonstrate commercial construction materials and methods knowledge.
  3. Students will execute program/industry CAD drafting standards for residential construction drawings.
  4. Students will execute program/industry CAD drafting standards for commercial construction drawings.
  5. Students will demonstrate entry level CAD proficiency for the industry.
  6. Students will demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an entry level architectural CAD technician.

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
 
Fall Semester
Course Number     Course Title Credits
ARCH 1000  Residential Construction  2
ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040  Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1043  Architectural CAD I 3
TOTAL
8



Spring Semester
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
CEST 1030  Project Management for Estimators 2
TOTAL
12

SECOND YEAR
 
Fall Semester
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
TOTAL
14

Spring Semester
ARCH 1031  Building Systems    
2
ARCH 2029  Advanced Revit 3D CAD
3
ARCH 2055  Commercial CAD Studio
3
CEST 1010
 Construction Estimating II 3
TOTAL
11
 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

 

 

Industry Information

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/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
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).

Course Prerequisites

None

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Students will demonstrate residential construction materials and methods knowledge.
  2. Students will demonstrate commercial construction materials and methods knowledge.
  3. Students will execute program/industry 2D CAD drafting standards for residential construction drawings.
  4. Students will execute program/industry 2D CAD drafting standards for commercial construction drawings.

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
 
Fall Semester
Course Number     Course Title Credits
ARCH 1000  Residential Construction  2
ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040  Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1043  Architectural CAD I 3
TOTAL
8



Spring Semester
ARCH 1004 Introduction to the Architectural Profession
2
ARCH 1015  Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045  Commercial Graphics    
1
ARCH 1052  Architectural CAD II
3
TOTAL
8
 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

 

 

Industry Information

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/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

Awards

AAS Degree
Diploma

Start Dates

Fall: August
Spring: January (with instructor approval)

Contact

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


“Architectural and Construction programs provide the skills and the understanding of technology required to excel in the design construction industry. This training prepares students to be in-demand employees and ultimately makes any business that employs them, and in many cases their own businesses, better and more cost effective.”