Architectural Drafting/ Construction Technology
Earn two degrees in three years by combining Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology with Interior Design.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Every building requires a unique solution to a unique set of design criteria regarding its intended function, performance and aesthetics. Architectural drafters take these design solutions from concept to reality. In the Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology program, bringdesigns from conceptual sketches to hand- or computer-generated renderings. Use your knowledge of building materials, systems and construction technology to produce drawings for construction from computer-aided drafting (CAD) applications, or from cutting-edge computer-generated virtual models.
- Prepare for jobs such as drafter, CAD technician, architectural designer, project manager, architect or architectural illustrator/modeler.
- Skills developed in the architecture program provide a foundation that is applicable to a number of disciplines including:
- Interior Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing or Electrical Engineering
- Illustration/3D Visualization
- Product Sales or Development
- Facilities Management
- Building Inspection
- Internship experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
- Participation in the Architectural Club provides further exposure to the architectural drafting/construction technology field and helps students develop leadership skills.
- Participate in statewide and national SkillsUSA architectural drafting competition. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
- Select program credits may transfer to other institutions
- Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
- Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $40,584
Program Code 10-614-5
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)
View course descriptions of all required courses
View course descriptions of all required courses
Credit Transfer Opportunities
WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.
High School Transfer Opportunities
WCTC Credits Awarded
Four Year College Transfer Opportunities
|Bellevue University||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science||up to 64|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus||Bachelor of Science in Business Management||64|
|Concordia University||Any Bachelors||full program|
|Franklin University||Bachelor of Science (various)||Junior Standing|
|Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design||Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architechure and Design||up to 60|
|Mount Mary University||Bachelor Degree||Junior Standing|
|MSOE||Bachelor of Science in Architecutral Engineering||up to 64|
|Ottawa University||Bachelor of Arts or Sciences||up to 80|
|Silver Lake College||Bachelor of Science (various)||minimum of 60|
|U of Phoenix||Bachelor of Science (various)||varies|
|Upper Iowa University||Bachelor of Science||up to 78|
|UW-Green Bay||Bachelor of Applied Studies Online||Junior Status|
|UW-Milwaukee||Bachelor of Science in Engineering||up to 29 cr|
|UW-Milwaukee||Bachelor of Science in Computer Science||up to 29 cr|
|UW-Oshkosh||Bachelor of Applied Studies: Leadership and Organizational Studies||full program|
|UW-Stout||Bachelor of Science in Management||up to 66|
|UW-Stout||B.S. Career, Technical Education & Training||up to 60|
|UW-Waukesha||Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)||60-Junior Standing|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership||50-70|
UW-System Credit Transfer
If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.
Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.
Meet your Instructor
- BS – Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Master of Architecture, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- AIA (Registered Architect)
- LEED Green Associate
"Rather than explain complexity, a teacher should reveal simplicity." (Paraphrase of Robert Brault)