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, Revit, a 3D computer modeling program, to create architectural presentation drawings and an introduction to Photoshop.
With constant changes in computer-aided technology, it is vital to keep pace. The Architectural Technology Department is equipped with 50 state-of-the-art computers, two D-size inkjet color plotters, laser printers, a color inkjet printer, scanner and digital camera.