Architectural TechnologyWhy DCTC?
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:
- Building and Construction
- Engineering and Technology
- Law and Government
- Computer Software and Electronics
- Customer and Personal Service
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.
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