Wednesday – November 22, 2017

Architectural Technology (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-614-1


For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Get set to enter the architectural and construction-related fields with training in computer-aided architectural drafting and Building Information Modeling.

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. Day and evening courses are offered.

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. Courses also explore the history and theory of architecture, building structural systems, and architectural practices and procedures.

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

 

Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.

 

Career Outlook — The objective of this program is to train technicians with entry-level skills so they can work with architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and building material manufacturers and suppliers.

Job duties will vary and may include basic drafting, detailing, computer-aided drafting and design, 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 (BIM) 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

 

Future Opportunities — Consult your program advisor for details about articulation agreements with UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and UW-Stout (Construction Management) that allow college transfer for selected courses.


Possible Careers
Architectural Designer
CADD Drafter, Detailer and Modeler
Estimator
Field Inspector
Construction and Building Inspector


Related Programs
Civil Engineering Technology
Interior Design
Mechanical and Computer Drafting 

 

Start Date: August
Sixteen-week terms.

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

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

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

 
(4) CIVIL-132 Building Estimating 3
 

GENERAL STUDIES

   
 

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-115  College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡  
 

MATH-116

College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡

4

 
     

 

 
 

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Technical Physics

4

 
     

 

 
 

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 Three Credits Needed

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 68

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.