The Architectural Technology curriculum provides individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions.
Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs.
Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.
The Architectural Building Design Certificate is a higher Second-year certificate that demonstrates students’ skills and knowledge as it relates to basic building design concepts. Students learn to apply skills from Environmental Systems ranging from Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems, Sustainable Design Strategies, Architectural Structures, Site Planning and Building Codes to Architectural Design. Students will complete a Final Design Project as part of this certificate to demonstrate a competition of understanding and knowledge of basic Architectural design systems.
This first-level certificate prepares students in basic knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD software and its application with Architectural two-dimensional drawing. Students will learn to generate floor plans, elevations and sections, as well as standard architectural industry graphic standards. Courses in this certificate are prerequisite to higher level certificates.
This second-year certificate demonstrates a student's understanding, knowledge and application of Architectural Construction Technology as it relates to use of software with residential and commercial building construction. After completion, students will be able to apply construction knowledge through building codes, systems, contracts and specifications and generate detailed architectural drawings using both Architectural CAD and BIM software.
The Architectural Graphics Certificate is an upper level certificate that requires students to take Architectural Graphics content from hand drawing, Architectural CAD, BIM software, Adobe Photoshop and additional Architectural Graphics Elective courses to prepare students in generating higher level Architectural Rendering skills and Portfolio Graphic skills. Students are introduced to new methods of creating realistic Architectural content through modeling, digital graphics, and multiple skills in graphic documentation.
The Building Information Modeling Certificate is an upper-level certificate. Students learn basic Revit Architecture software skills as well as SketchUp Software and an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Students apply knowledge of Architectural building materials and Architectural systems to generate 3-Dimensional digital Architectural Models.