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Architectural Technology

Associate in Applied Science
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-614-1

(Official WTCS title: Architectural)

For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — Architectural Technology is structured to prepare students for work in the architectural and construction-related fields. The primary emphasis of the program is in developing entry-level skills needed for employment. 

Students are introduced to architectural drafting first through basic sketching techniques, then through extensive training in computer-aided architectural drafting and Building Information Modeling (BIM) using AutoCAD and REVIT (BIM) software. Construction materials and methods for wood frame, masonry, concrete and steel construction are studied. Building codes are reviewed. Mechanical and environmental systems dealing with heating and ventilating, plumbing, electricity, life safety, lighting and acoustics are covered. There are also courses in the history and theory of architecture, building structural systems, and architectural practices and procedures.

 

Career Outlook — The objective of this program is to train technicians who can work with architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and building material manufacturers and suppliers. Job duties will vary and may include basic drafting, detailing, CADD, building information modeling, code research, estimating, technical report writing, specification research and development, and field inspection.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Show an understanding of the influence of architectural history on buildings today
  • Develop a set of construction documents including site plans, floor plans, elevations and details for a design based on a building design program developed with a client
  • Use computer-aided drafting and building information modeling architectural design software
  • Demonstrate knowledge of construction principles, techniques and building codes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in buildings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of sustainability and green architecture

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra and geometry
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Important to your success in the program are drawing and visualization abilities, strong math skills, teamwork, good writing and oral skills, plus psychomotor skills.

 

Future Opportunities — Articulation agreements with the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and UW-Stout (Construction Management) allow college transfer for selected courses.


Possible Careers:
Architectural Design
CADD Drafting, Detailing and Modeling 
Estimating
Field Inspection
Research

Related Programs:
Civil Engineering Technology
Interior Design
Mechanical and Computer Drafting 

 

Start Date: August

This program will transfer to one more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

(1)

ARCHT-101

Architectural Theory and Drawing 1

4

(1)

ARCHT-105

Architectural History

2

(1)

ARCHT-110

Computer Applications for Architecture

2

(1)

ARCHT-121

Architectural Materials and Methods 1

2

(2)

ARCHT-102

Architectural Theory and CADD 2 ‡

5

(2)

ARCHT-120

Structural Systems and Components ‡

3

(2)

ARCHT-122

Architectural Materials and Methods 2 ‡

3

(3)

ARCHT-103

Architectural Theory and CADD 3 ‡

5

(3)

ARCHT-131

Mechanical and Environmental Systems 1 ‡

2

(4)

ARCHT-104

Architectural Theory and CADD 4 ‡

5

(4)

ARCHT-132

Mechanical and Environmental Systems 2 ‡

2

(4)

ARCHT-141

Architectural Practices and Procedures ‡

2

GENERAL STUDIES

ECON-195

Economics

3

OR Any 200-series ECON course

 

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

MATH-116

College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡

4

OR MATH-202 Trigonometry

 

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Technical Physics

4

OR NATSCI-222 College Physics 2

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

OR Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed

     6

CIVIL-132

Building Estimating

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

SPEECH-206

Intercultural Communication

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 66

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.