Architectural Technology

Why Architectural Technololgy at DCTC?

The Architectural Technology program at DCTC is designed to give you the hands-on, real-world training you need to prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures in commercial, civic and residential environments. You will acquire fundamental knowledge across a range of subjects integral to the work of the architectural technician, including:

  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Law and Government
  • Computer Software and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service

Quick Facts

  • Median pay for architectural and civil drafters in the U.S. is nearly $48,000/year. (O*NET Online).

  • As a student in the program, you will become proficient in the latest computer-aided design (CAD) software such as Autodesk AutoCAD and building information modeling (BIM) software such as Autodesk Revit.

  • The Architectural Technology program area is designed to reflect the professional environment found at an architectural or design firm.

  • Instructor Anne Painter; check out her bio.

  • Instructor Jeff Arsenault; check out his bio.

  • As an architectural technician, you will travel to construction job sites and work with engineers, surveyors and architects.

  • As an architectural technician, you will prepare technical drawings that include structural, electrical and mechanical components along with the materials needed for the project and a course of action and instructions based on the design.

  • Green building could top $140 billion in revenue with 835 million square feet of construction in 2013; 35 percent of all current U.S. construction jobs are in green building with industry revenue projected to top $248 billion by 2016 (U.S. Green Building Council).