Architectural Technology

Anoka Technical College Architectural Technology program offers two award options: a degree and a diploma.

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 Architectural Technology associate in applied science (AAS) degree is a 60-credit program. 

The program consists of technical courses designed to develop skills related to the fields of architecture, engineering, contracting, and other design-construction field.  These courses combined with Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) general education courses provide students a solid education for the work place or a launching point to move on to other educational opportunities. 

Learn:

  • Drafting and Detailing skills
  • Construction Estimating
  • Building Codes
  • Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • Energy Efficient Design

Hands-on Training:

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit

 

PDF  Program Guide

Prerequisites

Although no prior knowledge or experience is necessary to succeed in this program, prospective students should have a high school diploma or GED. A background in algebra/trigonometry, drafting, computers, or construction can be helpful.

Also see Graduation Requirements.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
    60
 
 Technical Requirements
 
Course Number Course Title Credits
 ARCH 1000 Residential Construction
2
 ARCH 1002 Construction Print Reading 2
 ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction
2
 ARCH 1031 Building Systems
2
 ARCH 1035 Green Building Strategies
1
 ARCH 1040 Residential Graphics
1
 ARCH 1045 Commercial Graphics
1
 ARCH 1051 Architectural CAD I
3
 ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II
3
 ARCH 2005 Residential CAD Studio
4
 ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
 ARCH 2027 Intermediate Revit 3D CAD
2
 ARCH 2029 Advanced Revit 3D CAD 3
 ARCH 2030 Building Codes
1
 ARCH 2055 Commercial CAD Studio
3
 ARCH 2070 Commercial Design
2
 ARCH 2085 Structural Technology
3
 CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I
3
 CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
 CEST 1030 Project Management for Estimators
2
 TOTAL   45
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
Fifteen(15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
General Education/MnTC courses:
15

Refer to the Anoka Technical College Web site for a list of MnTC Transfer Curriculum and their goal areas.

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 1051 Architectural CAD I 3
CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I 3
TOTAL 11
Spring Semester
ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045 Commercial Graphics    
1
ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II
3
ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
TOTAL
11
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 1030 Project Management for Estimators 2
TOTAL
14
Spring Semester
ARCH 1031 Building Systems    
2
ARCH 2029 Advanced Revit 3D CAD
3
ARCH 2030 Building Codes
1
ARCH 2055 Commercial CAD Studio
3
TOTAL
8
Does NOT include required 15 MnTC general education credits. 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

 Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Architectural and Construction Technology program 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.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

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

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.

Faculty

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

The Anoka Technical College Architectural and Construction Technician diploma is a 54-credit program.

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

Learn:
  • Drafting and Detailing skills
  • Construction Estimating
  • Building Codes
  • Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • Energy Efficient Design
Hands-on Training: 
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit

PDF  Program Guide

Prerequisites

Although no prior knowledge or experience is necessary to succeed in this program, prospective students should have a high school diploma or GED. A background in algebra/trigonometry, drafting, computers, or construction can be helpful.

Also see Graduation Requirements.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
54
 
 Technical Requirements
 
Course Number Course Title Credits
 ARCH 1000 Residential Construction
2
 ARCH 1002 Construction Print Reading
2
 ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction 2
 ARCH 1031 Building Systems
2
 ARCH 1035 Green Building Strategies
1
 ARCH 1040 Residential Graphics
1
 ARCH 1045 Commercial Graphics
1
 ARCH 1051 Architectural CAD I
3
 ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II
3
 ARCH 2005 Residential CAD Studio
4
 ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
 ARCH 2027 Intermediate Revit 3D CAD
2
 ARCH 2029 Advanced Revit 3D CAD 3
 ARCH 2030 Building Codes
1
 ARCH 2055 Commercial CAD Studio
3
 ARCH 2070 Commercial Design
2
 ARCH 2085 Structural Technology
3
 CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I
3
 CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
 CEST 1030 Project Management for Estimators
2
 TOTAL   45
 
 General Education Requirements
 
COMP 1002 Computer Technologies for Communications
2
SPCH 1200 Interpersonal Communications
3
General Education Elective 4
 TOTAL   9
 

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 1051 Architectural CAD I 3
CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I 3
COMP 1002 Computer Technologies for Communication 2
TOTAL 13
Spring Semester
ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045 Commercial Graphics
1
ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II
3
ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
SPCH 1200 Interpersonal Communications 3
TOTAL
14
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 1030 Project Management for Estimators 2
TOTAL
14
Spring Semester
ARCH 1031 Building Systems
2
ARCH 2029 Advanced Revit 3D CAD
3
ARCH 2030 Building Codes
1
ARCH 2055 Commercial CAD Studio
3
General Education  Elective
4
TOTAL
12

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

 Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Architectural and Construction Technology program 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.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

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

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.

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

Awards

AAS Degree
Diploma

Start Dates

Fall: August
Spring: January (with instructor approval)

Contact

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

“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.”