Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology

64-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Behind every product, building or process are drawings and models created by someone using the techniques and principles taught in drafting courses. In the Architectural Drafting/Construction Technology program, create designs that will provide technical details such as specific dimensions, materials to be used and procedures and processes to be followed. Gain an edge in the architectural drafting field by developing skills in traditional and computer-aided design as well as construction techniques.

  • Prepare for jobs such as drafter, architect, draftsman, architectural designer, project manager or CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technician.
  • Cooperative education 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.
  • Earn the opportunity to compete 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
    • Salary Range: $31,000-$34,000
    • Average Salary: $32,481
    • Median Salary: $32,227
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $31,188
    • Average Hourly Wage: $15.21
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $31,280

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 614-107 Sketching and Working Drawings3  
 614-109 Architectural History2  
 614-110 Architectural AutoCAD3  
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 804-115 College Technical Math 15+*
 
Total Semester Credits
16
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 614-128 Architectural Design Elements2 *
 614-131 Residential REVIT3 *
 614-138 Structural Concepts2 *
 614-149 Building Systems3 *
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 804-116 College Technical Math 24 *
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-153 Co-op Educ I-Ind1 *
 614-132 Commercial AutoCAD3 *
 614-134 Architectural Building Codes1  
 614-165 Building Estimating2 *
 806-143 College Physics 13+*
 809-195 Economics3+*
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
 
Total Semester Credits
16
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 614-141 Commercial REVIT3 *
 614-142 Sustainable Building2  
 614-144 Civil 3D CAD3 *
 614-146 Architectural Design Studio4 *
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
15
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Block Schedules for Spring 2014

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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 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-113 College Technical Math 1A 3
809-196 Intro to Sociology 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
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
MSOEBachelor of Science in Architecutral Engineeringup to 64
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup 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-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 66
UW-StoutB.S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60

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, Norman Menard

Norman Menard

Phone: 262.691.5151

Education

  • AAS -- Architectural Drafting, Ferris State University
  • BS – Architecture, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Teaching Philosophy

"To help students prepare for an entry level job related to Architecture."

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)