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.
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: