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Truax campus room A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
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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.

First Semester

10-801-195

3 credits


10-804-114

2 credits



10-614-128

4 credits


10-614-129

4 credits


Second Semester

10-804-116

4 credits


10-806-154

4 credits


10-614-127

4 credits


10-614-130

4 credits


10-614-135

2 credits


Third Semester

10-809-199

3 credits


10-614-119

1 credits


10-614-123

4 credits



10-614-154

3 credits


10-614-155

2 credits


10-614-178

4 credits


Fourth Semester

10-801-197

3 credits


10-809-166

3 credits


10-614-114

2 credits


10-614-120

2 credits


10-614-142

2 credits


10-614-145

4 credits



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
    $9555.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1073.80
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $10628.80
  • Graduate Summary
    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
  • Graduate Employers
    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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    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

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

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