Architectural Construction Technology

Architecture

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Are you hoping to help create the world around us? Our Architectural Construction Technology program might be perfect for you. Students in our program get a well-rounded, basic construction background, along with computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills that will prepare them for success in the business world.

Students in our program can expect to study construction technology, materials, design, blueprint reading, and architectural, structural, and civil drafting techniques. These areas of study ensure our students have the tools they need to excel.

Graduates are prepared for careers in residential and light commercial construction industries. With this degree, you can put your skills to work with a variety of companies. Our students have worked with construction companies, architectural or engineering firms, and even building material suppliers or manufacturers.

Architectural Construction Technology classes will be almost entirely on-campus Fall semester 2021.

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2019 Placement Rate
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From Degree to Career

When you choose the Architectural Construction Technology program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers that are ready to hire including CentraCare, Allen Edwin Homes, VAA Engineering, and more.

At SCTCC we teach our students in the Architectural Construction Technology program the skills they need to succeed in their careers. Our students understand how to read and interpret schematics, manuals, and blueprints and can develop and draw, using conventional drafting techniques, to create preliminary plans and working drawings.

With a degree from our program, students can expect to create conceptual and working drawings on a computer using AutoCad software, identify the structural and architectural elements that apply to the construction of light commercial buildings, and demonstrate an understanding of the thermal-dynamics of building envelopes.

We even equip students with the ability to demonstrate skills to use systematic procedures for takeoff, listing, and pricing of materials for residential and commercial construction and utilize an understanding of the principles of residential floor plan and exterior design. When graduating from SCTCC, you will have the ability to read and interpret residential and commercial building plans, including Civil, Architectural, Structural and Mechanical-Electrical selections.

To ensure our graduates are prepared for the workforce, we also teach them how to interpret various bidding procedures, finds, and disseminate information from commercial project manuals. Students will show skills of using principles of design that apply to multi-family and light commercial construction and identifying basic requirements of the IRC, Minnesota Building Code, and ADA Codes.

Quick Glance

  • Read and interpret schematics, manuals, and blueprints 
  • Develop and draw (using conventional drafting techniques) preliminary plans and working drawings 
  • Create conceptual and working drawings on a computer using AutoCad software 
  • Identify the structural and architectural elements that apply to the construction of light commercial buildings 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the thermal-dynamics of building envelopes 
  • Demonstrate skills in using a systematic procedure for takeoff, listing and pricing of materials for residential and commercial construction 
  • Read and interpret residential and commercial building plans, including Civil, Architectural, Structural and Mechanical-Electrical selections 
  • Interpret various bidding procedures and finds and disseminates information from commercial project manuals 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of residential floor plan and exterior design 
  • Uses principles of design that apply to multi-family and light commercial construction 
  • Identifies basic requirements of the IRC, Minnesota Building Code, and ADA Codes 

There are many career paths for SCTCC graduates with a degree in Architectural Construction Technology. Our students can work as general contractors, material suppliers, drafters, or even estimators. SCTCC graduates have even found opportunities in architectural and engineering firms, building material centers, and building material manufacturers.

With so many versatile skills that are highly adaptable in the workforce, our students have found jobs with a variety of companies. Students have worked at construction companies, architectural firms, engineering firms, building material suppliers and manufacturers, and some can even work for themselves.

A day in the life of an SCTCC graduate often consists of working as a drafter for an architectural firm while using their skills in using AutoCad software and utilizing knowledge of floor plans.

Quick Glance

Types of Careers

  • General contractors 
  • Architectural and engineering firms 
  • building material centers 
  • Material suppliers 
  • Building material manufacturers 
  • Drafters 
  • Estimators 

Potential Employers

  • Construction Companies 
  • Architectural Firms 
  • Engineering Firms 
  • Building Material Suppliers 
  • Building Material Manufacturers 
  • Self Employed

Our graduates from SCTCC have worked with several successful companies that are leading in Architectural Construction Technology. Students have found employment opportunities with CentraCare, Xcel, and even The Design Team.

We ensure our students have the skills they need to work wherever their path takes them. Whether they want to work with Coldspring, Allen Edwin Homes, VAA Engineering, Distinctive Drafting and Design, or Werschay Homes, it is possible. Our graduates have worked with all of those companies and even more.

Quick Glance

  • CentraCare
  • Coldspring
  • Xcel
  • Allen Edwin Homes
  • The Design Team
  • VAA Engineering
  • Distinctive Drafting and Design
  • Werschay Homes

Whether you want to enter the workforce or continue your education, SCTCC is prepared to help you reach your goals. Our general education courses can transfer and are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about the Architecture program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

SCTCC Admissions

You can connect with our Admissions representatives many different ways.

Admissions is available on campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $2604 for books and materials.

Program specific requirements: A laptop computer because the format of the program allows students to work on drafting and design projects in a lab setting and off-site.

Check out SCTCC Scholarships - apply once and be considered for all eligible scholarships.

Current Students

Current Architectural Construction Technology students - this is your place for information.

If you want to learn more about our program, contact us for more information.

Jed Johnson
Phone: (320) 308-5975
Email: jjohnson@sctcc.edu

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