Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology student

Architectural Drafting/ Construction Technology

Earn two degrees in three years by combining Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology with Interior Design.

Learn more about the ID-AD dual degree program.

69-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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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:
    • Architecture
    • Interior Design
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing or Electrical Engineering
    • Illustration/3D Visualization
    • Product Sales or Development
    • Construction
    • Carpentry
    • 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

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 614-104 Architectural History3  
 614-107 Intro to Drafting3  
 614-110 Architectural AutoCAD3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 804-114 College Technical Math 1B2  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 304-129 Sales & Professional Develop2  
 614-131 Residential REVIT3  
 614-135 Construction Technology3  
 614-138 Structural Concepts2  
 614-149 Materials and Methods3  
 804-116 College Technical Math 24  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 304-126 ID/Arch Internship 12  
 304-128 Design Presentation2  
 614-128 Architectural Design Elements2  
 614-132 Commercial AutoCAD3  
 614-134 Architectural Building Codes1  
 614-165 Building Estimating2  
 806-143 College Physics 13+ 
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 304-127 ID/Arch Internship 21  
 614-141 Commercial REVIT3  
 614-144 Civil 3D CAD3  
 614-146 Architectural Design Studio4  
 614-137 Sustainable Building3 *
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

Not required for graduation Required for Graduation

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Block Schedules for Spring 2018

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 Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-114 College Technical Math 1B 2
809-196 Intro to Sociology 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor of Science in Business Managementup to 64
Milwaukee Institute of Art and DesignBachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architechure and Designup to 60
Milwaukee Institute of Art and DesignBA Interior Architecture and Designup to 60
MSOEBachelor of Science in Architecutral Engineeringup to 64

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny Bachelorsfull program
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Kaplan UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors Degreeup to 72
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesfull program
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 60
UW-StoutB.S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

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

Program instructor, Patrick Seitz

Patrick Seitz

Phone: 262.691.5151


  • BS – Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Master of Architecture, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee


  • AIA (Registered Architect)
  • LEED Green Associate

Teaching Philosophy

"Rather than explain complexity, a teacher should reveal simplicity." (Paraphrase of Robert Brault)