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As a student in Madison College's Architectural Technology program, you will:
- Develop the skills to enter the architectural field or transfer into a bachelor's degree program in architecture
- Build experience working with architectural engineering and construction teams to address challenges in the building industry
- Learn to draw, animate, draft, model, render and create architectural plans
- Train with the most current technical software, tools and methods
- Use computer lab software that is often one year ahead of the procession
- Learn 2D and 3D software skills, including 3D modeling, animation and rendering
- Understand building materials, construction methods, building codes, site design and structural analysis
- Practice client relations, including cost estimation and presentation skills
- Learn architectural design history
- Assist architects and engineers in developing plans and specifications, and comparing building compliance with contract documents in the field
- Learn from instructors who work in the field
Madison Area Technical College's Architectural Technology program offers an affordable track toward earning a bachelor's degree. Learn about your transfer options.
Credit for High School Students
Madison College's Architectural Technology Program offers dual-credit opportunities to high school students interested in getting a head start on college classes. Learn more about youth options.
Students in the Architechtural Technology program can attend full or part time.
Architectural Technology program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Explore financial aid eligibility for Architectural Technology.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.
- Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience, including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.
Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree.
After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.
Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.DetailsPer the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.DetailsA student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.DetailsStudents will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.DetailsStudent who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.DetailsThe terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Non-Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.DetailsPer the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.DetailsStudents graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.DetailsA student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.DetailsFranklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.DetailsStudents will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
MATC Architectural Technology program graduates are prepared to:
- Demonstrate Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills using industry-standard software commensurate with an Architectural Engineering Construction (AEC) project
- Interpret construction drawings and specifications
- Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of building codes and their applications to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the building occupants
- Communicate technical/design information clearly and professionally to peers, supervisors and clients
- Draw commonly accepted architectural details and sections for various materials
- Apply math skills commensurate with performing basic design and structural calculations and material take offs
- Apply general computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, file management and other programs as applied to architectural work
- Work as a team member by demonstrating good communication and listening skills, cooperation and providing a supportive environment
- Apply a working knowledge of structural, heating, plumbing, electrical and other mechanical systems within a building
- Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and oral communications to peers, supervisors and clients, using positive interpersonal skills including but not limited to, empathy, active listening and flexibility
- Demonstrate an understanding of sustainable building philosophy and an ability to apply a working knowledge of sustainable building considerations and techniques to an AEC project
Madison Area Technical College Architectural Technology program graduates are prepared to work in:
- Structural Engineering
- Urban Planning
- Landscape Design
- Interior Design
- Building Inspection
- Building Estimating
- Facilities Management
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 12 17 10 Number of Surveys Sent 12 17 10 Number of Surveys Returned 8 16 6 Percent of Surveys Returned 66.70% 94.10% 60.00% Available for Employment 8 15 6 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 93.80% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 0 1 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 6.30% 0.00% Available for Employment
2016 2017 2018 Graduates Employed 7 14 6 Percent of Graduates Employed 87.50% 93.30% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 6 14 6 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.70% 100.00% 100.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 0 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30% 0.00% 0.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 1 1 0 Percent Seeking Employment 12.50% 6.70% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.8 3.8 3.7 Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 16 6 Very Satisfied 6 12 4 Percent Very Satisfied 75.00% 75.00% 66.70% Satisfied 2 4 2 Percent Satisfied 25.00% 25.00% 33.30% Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 8 16 6 Preparation for Getting a Job 2 9 3 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 25.00% 56.30% 50.00% Career Change 3 3 2 Percent Career Change 37.50% 18.80% 33.30% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Preparation for Further Education 2 4 1 Percent Preparation for Further Education 25.00% 25.00% 16.70% Personal Interest 1 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 12.50% 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2016 2017 2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 14 5 Before Enrollment 0 0 0 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% While Attending the College 1 9 2 Percent While Attending the College 14.30% 64.30% 40.00% After Training at the College 6 5 3 Percent After Training at the College 85.70% 35.70% 60.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2016 2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 7 14 6 In College District 4 13 5 Percent In College District 57.10% 92.90% 83.30% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 1 1 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 7.10% 16.70% Outside of Wisconsin 2 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 28.60% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 14.30% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 12 5 Average Monthly Wage $2,817 $3,135 $3,096 Average Hourly Wage $16.38 $18.23 $18.00 Average Work Hours per Week 40.4 40.5 42 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 Average Hourly Wage $22.00 $19.00 Average Work Hours per Week 30 24
Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018 Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison Number of Full Time Positions Open 51 122 Number of Part Time Positions Open 6 20 Total Jobs 57 142 Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018 Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions Affiliated Engineers Inc Electrical Designer Assemblage Architects Architectural Intern Middleton Dorschner Associates, Inc Intern Architect Flad Architects Architectural Technician JH Findorff & Son Inc Virtual Construction Technician
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