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Madison WI 53704

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Architectural Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106141

Overview

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

Transfer Options

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

Program Details

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.

Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.  

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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.

Outcomes

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

 

Careers

Madison Area Technical College Architectural Technology program graduates are prepared to work in:  

  • Architecture
  • Structural Engineering
  • Urban Planning
  • Construction
  • Landscape Design
  • Interior Design
  • Building Inspection
  • Building Estimating
  • Facilities Management

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    70
    Tuition
    $9394.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1169.00
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $10563.00
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 14 12 17
    Number of Surveys Sent 14 12 17
    Number of Surveys Returned 8 8 16
    Percent of Surveys Returned 57.10% 66.70% 94.10%
    Available for Employment 7 8 15
    Percent Available for Employment 87.50% 100.00% 93.80%
    Not in Labor Market 1 0 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 12.50% 0.00% 6.30%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 7 7 14
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 87.50% 93.30%
    Employed in Related Occupation 7 6 14
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 85.70% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 1 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 12.50% 6.70%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.9 3.8 3.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 8 16
    Very Satisfied 7 6 12
    Percent Very Satisfied 87.50% 75.00% 75.00%
    Satisfied 1 2 4
    Percent Satisfied 12.50% 25.00% 25.00%
    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

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 8 8 16
    Preparation for Getting a Job 2 2 9
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 25.00% 25.00% 56.30%
    Career Change 2 3 3
    Percent Career Change 25.00% 37.50% 18.80%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 12.50% 0.00% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 2 2 4
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 25.00% 25.00% 25.00%
    Personal Interest 0 1 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 12.50% 0.00%
    Other 1 0 0
    Percent Other 12.50% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 7 14
    Before Enrollment 1 0 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 14.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 4 1 9
    Percent While Attending the College 57.10% 14.30% 64.30%
    After Training at the College 2 6 5
    Percent After Training at the College 28.60% 85.70% 35.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 7 7 14
    In College District 5 4 13
    Percent In College District 71.40% 57.10% 92.90%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 0 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 28.60% 0.00% 7.10%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 2 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 28.60% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 5 4 12
    Average Monthly Wage $3,202 $2,817 $3,135
    Average Hourly Wage $18.62 $16.38 $18.23
    Average Work Hours per Week 41 40.4 40.5
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $15.75 $22.00 $19.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 25 30 24
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 58 135
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 8 15
    Total Jobs 66 150
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Affiliated Engineers Inc Plumbing Designer II
    Aro-Eberle Architects Architectural Intern 2
    Edge Construction Space Planner Monona
    Facility Engineering Inc Auto CAD Technician
    Iconica Architectural Intern
    Insite Consulting Architects LLC Architectural Intern
    JDR Engineering CAD Drafter
    KEE Architecture Architectural Technician
    Potter Lawson Construction Admin Technician
    Strang Inc Engineering Specialist
    VP Buildings Engineering Technician Evansville
    Wisconsin Building Supply Estimator Windsor

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    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu