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.

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

+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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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 3
804-114 2
809-196 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 64
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor of Science in Business Management64
Concordia UniversityAny Bachelorsfull program
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Milwaukee Institute of Art and DesignBachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architechure and Designup to 60
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBachelor of Science in Architecutral Engineeringup to 64
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-MilwaukeeBachelor of Science in Engineeringup to 29 cr
UW-MilwaukeeBachelor of Science in Computer Scienceup to 29 cr
UW-OshkoshBachelor of Applied Studies: Leadership and Organizational Studiesfull program
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 66
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

Education

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

Certifications

  • AIA (Registered Architect)
  • LEED Green Associate

Teaching Philosophy

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