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Program Details

This program is designed for the student who would like to proceed directly to the work place. The curriculum is customized to add more construction-related courses to allow the student to be a more well rounded employee. The first year of the Architectural Technology and Design program involves the study of residential construction practices and computer aided drawing (CAD), using AutoCAD software and an introduction to building information modeling (BIM) and Revit, a 3D computer modeling program. Projects are drawn using both the drawing board and the computer. The second year is concerned primarily with commercial and industrial construction practices.

Along with the advanced technology, students are also offered classes for a broader base of skills. These include model construction, the creation of scaled architectural presentation models, and Presentation class, where students create architectural presentation drawings using 3D software.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will read, review, and interpret construction documents.
  2. Student will complete a set of construction drawings using computer-aided drawing software.
  3. Student will use detailing and sketching techniques to solve a variety of architectural problems.
  4. Student will use appropriate reference material and code checklist to analyze applicable building codes, zoning ordinances, and accessibility requirements.
  5. Student will use a preliminary sheet index list to determine drawings necessary to complete a project in correct sequential order.
  6. Student will use various methods of documentation to determine team member effectiveness.
  7. Student will schedule appropriate use of time using drawing sheet index and preliminary deadline dates.
  8. Student will use timesheet to document professional use of work time.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Northland has articulation agreements in place with the following schools:

Additional Program Resources

  • 2018-23 Architectural Tech – Diploma
  • 2014-18 Architectural Tech – Diploma
  • 2012-14 Architectural Tech – Diploma
  • 2011-12 Architectural Tech – Diploma