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Architectural Technology (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The primary focus of student training is the preparation of construction documents for projects typically found in the residential and commercial building industry. Students learn how to analyze project requirements and produce construction documents that describe those requirements utilizing the most recent releases of Autodesk’s softwares. Other skills developed include the understanding of building science technology, applying sustainable principles, and researching building codes. Students also gain experience in construction cost estimating, basic structural design, office practices and other relevant computer software.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate proficiency using CAD software and related computer tools.

Demonstrate knowledge of construction process, from design to completion.

Apply building codes and construction standards.

Perform preliminary structural design calculations.

Perform construction material take-offs and cost estimating.

Model effective communication skills.

Produce construction drawings.

Demonstrate knowledge of the materials and methods used in construction.

Model effective problem-solving strategies.

Career Opportunities

Students in the Architectural Technology program are prepared for entry level employment in a design or construction related position within the architecture, engineering or construction industry. Employment opportunities for graduates range from Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Building Information Modeling (BIM) technicians working in architectural, engineering or building firms to estimators working with contractors to detailers and representatives working with material and product suppliers. Hennepin Technical College graduates have advanced to senior positions in many area architecture, engineering or construction offices with experience and continuing education. Articulation agreements with other schools also give students the opportunity to continue their education for advanced degrees in areas such as construction management or operations management.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 53 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH1008Architectural Residential Technology I

5

ARCH1011Architectural Residential Technology II

5

ARCH1101Architectural Residential AutoCAD

5

ARCH1203Residential Materials and Methods of Construction

3

ARCH1206Strength of Materials

3

ARCH1340Building Codes: Commercial

2

ARCH1345Building Systems

3

ARCH2121Architectural Commercial Technology I

5

ARCH2141Architectural Commercial Technology II

5

ARCH2370Architectural Residential Revit

4

ARCH2466Commercial Materials and Methods of Construction

2

ARCH2562Capstone: Project Design and Management

5

ARCH2850Architectural Technology Advancements

2

ARCH2936Advanced Revit BIM Technology

4

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 9 or 10

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 4 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH1505LEED GA Preparation

2

ARCH1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ARCH2301Design with SketchUp

2

ARCH2310Architectural CAD: Introduction to Revit Architecture

2

ARCH2640Architectural History

3

ARCH2800Civil Site Plan Development

2

ARCH2900Internship

2 - 4

ARCH2920Photoshop for Architecture

4

ARCH2930Architectural CAD: 3D Studio Max

4

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First-Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH1008Architectural Residential Technology I

5

ARCH1101Architectural Residential AutoCAD

5

ARCH1203Residential Materials and Methods of Construction

3

ARCH1345Building Systems

3

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH1011Architectural Residential Technology II

5

ARCH1340Building Codes: Commercial

2

ARCH2370Architectural Residential Revit

4

ARCH2466Commercial Materials and Methods of Construction

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Total Credits  16

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 9 or 10

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH1206Strength of Materials

3

ARCH2121Architectural Commercial Technology I

5

ARCH2800Civil Site Plan Development

2

Elective

 

ARCH2936Advanced Revit BIM Technology

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH2141Architectural Commercial Technology II

5

ARCH2301Design with SketchUp

2

Elective

 

ARCH2562Capstone: Project Design and Management

5

ARCH2850Architectural Technology Advancements

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  17

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH1505LEED GA Preparation

2

ARCH1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ARCH2301Design with SketchUp

2

ARCH2310Architectural CAD: Introduction to Revit Architecture

2

ARCH2640Architectural History

3

ARCH2800Civil Site Plan Development

2

ARCH2900Internship

2 - 4

ARCH2920Photoshop for Architecture

4

ARCH2930Architectural CAD: 3D Studio Max

4

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 1

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Area that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 9 or 10

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MnTC Goal Area 9

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2600Environmental Ethics

3

 

MnTC Goal Area 10

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

PHIL2600Environmental Ethics

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/12/2018 : BP 3004 / EP 3005