Intro Architectural Technology & Design

  • Credits: 31
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Description

The Intro to Architectural Technology and Design diploma involves the study of residential construction practices and computer aided drawing (CAD), using AutoCAD software and an introduction to building information modeling (BIM) and Revit, a 3D computer modeling program. Projects are drawn using both the drawing board and the computer.


Graduates of the certificate program receive skills that enable them to work with lumber yards, building suppliers, and entry-level cad operating positions.

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Architectural and Civil Drafter in the state of Minnesota is $25.22 per hour.

Program Course Listings

View semester order by campus: East Grand Forks

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ARCH 1105 Building Technology I 4
ARCH 1111 Architectural Tech I 3
ARCH 1112 Architectural Tech II 4
ARCH 1121 CAD I 5
ARCH 1123 CAD II 5
ARCH 1125 Design Limitations 3
ARCH 1128 Environmental Design 3
ARCH 1131 Model Construction 2
ARCH 1201 Estimating Tech I 2

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