Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E.
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282
Local: (218) 683-8552

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Program locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks

Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls


Architectural Technology and Design

Northland Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

This program is designed for the student who would like to proceed directly to the work place. The curriculum is customized to add more construction-related courses to allow the student to be a more well rounded employee. The first year of the Architectural Technology and Design program involves the study of residential construction practices,and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), using AutoCAD software. The second year is concerned primarily with commercial and industrial construction practices. Projects are drawn using both the drawing board and the computer. Along with the advanced technology, students are also offered classes for a broader base of skills. These include model construction, the creation of scaled architectural presentation models, and architectural presentation, using mediums such as chalk, water colors, markers, colored pencils, or charcoal to create architectural presentation drawings. With constant changes in computer-aided drawing technology, it is vital to keep pace. The Architectural Technology department is equipped with 50 state-of-the-art computers on the NT network, two D-size inkjet color plotters, laser printers, color inkjet printer, scanner, digital camera and capability for video clipping input and output.

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