Architectural Technology

99%

Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

$45k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $44,892.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 106141

Credits: 70

Area of Study: Architecture and Engineering

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $9,723.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,185.00
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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.

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 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.

Transfer

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 Schools

Details
Students 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.
Details
Per 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.
Details
A 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.
Details
Students 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.
Details
Student 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.
Details
The 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 Schools

Details
Students 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.
Details
Per 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.
Details
Students 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.
Details
A 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.
Details
Franklin 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.
Details
Students 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.
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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates171015
    Number of Surveys Sent171015
    Number of Surveys Returned16612
    Percent of Surveys Returned94.10%60.00%80.00%
    Available for Employment15610
    Percent Available for Employment93.80%100.00%83.30%
    Not in Labor Market102
    Percent Not in Labor Market6.30%0.00%16.70%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed1468
    Percent of Graduates Employed93.30%100.00%80.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation1465
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%100.00%62.50%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation002
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%0.00%25.00%
    Employed - No Response001
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%12.50%
    Seeking Employment102
    Percent Seeking Employment6.70%0.00%20.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.83.73.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses16612
    Very Satisfied (4)1245
    Percent Very Satisfied75.00%66.70%41.70%
    Satisfied (3)427
    Percent Satisfied25.00%33.30%58.30%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses16612
    Preparation for Getting a Job938
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job56.30%50.00%66.70%
    Career Change320
    Percent Career Change18.80%33.30%0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills000
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education414
    Percent Preparation for Further Education25.00%16.70%33.30%
    Personal Interest000
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses1457
    Before Enrollment000
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%0.00%0.00%
    While Attending the College924
    Percent While Attending the College64.30%40.00%57.10%
    After Training at the College533
    Percent After Training at the College35.70%60.00%42.90%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses1468
    In College District1357
    Percent In College District92.90%83.30%87.50%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District111
    Percent of In Wisconsin7.10%16.70%12.50%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count1254
    Average Monthly Wage$3,135 $3,096 $3,741
    Average Hourly Wage$18.23 $18.00 $21.75
    Average Work Hours per Week40.54243
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
    Average Hourly Wage$19.00
    Average Work Hours per Week24
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Architectural Design Consultants Inc Designer Lake Delton
    Flad Architects Structural Technician
    Glenville Timberwrights Architectural Designer Baraboo
    KEE Architecture Architectural Designer
    Strang Bradley LLC Business Information Management Technician

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