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Architectural Construction Technology
Architectural Construction Tech. AAS Degree (61 Credits)
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the residential and light commercial construction industry. The objective of the program is to give students a well-rounded, basic construction background, along with CAD (computer aided drafting) skills. Construction technology, materials, design, blueprint reading and estimating are studied in addition to drafting techniques.
Program specific requirements: A laptop computer; the format of the program allows students to work on drafting and design projects in a lab setting as well as off-site.
After reviewing comparable Minnesota State college programs, this program exceeds 60 credits for one or more of the following reasons: national or international program certification, national or international standards including skill standards, standards recommended by a primary employer or multiple employers, national specialized program accreditation, state licensure requirements, and/or national practices or standards.
The general education courses may transfer and are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
Employment areas for graduates include general contractors, architectural and engineering firms, building material centers, related material suppliers, and building material manufacturers. Graduates work as drafters, estimators, technical support staff, material salespeople, management trainees, and project managers. Articulation agreements with other schools also give students the opportunity to continue their education for advanced degrees in areas such as construction management.
|Suggested Technical Studies Semester I|
|ARCH1503||Introduction to Architectural Drafting||2 Credits|
|ARCH1506||Intro to Architectural CAD||3 Credits|
|ARCH1522||Residential Design Principles||2 Credits|
|CNST1502||Building Materials and Methods||3 Credits|
|Suggested Technical Studies Semester II|
|ARCH1510||CAD and Design Studio||6 Credits|
|ARCH1534||Residential Design and Presentation||2 Credits|
|CNST1506||Estimating for the Construction Trades I||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications-Oral||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications-Written||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 5 Social Sciences||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area Goal 4 Math/Logic||3 Credits|
|MNTransfer General Education Electives||3 Credits|
|Estimated cost for books and supplies:||$2,604|
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.