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Architectural Technology (BP/EP) Diploma

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 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

General Education Elective 4 Credits

Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

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 Diploma Credits 64

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

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH1206Strength of Materials

3

ARCH2121Architectural Commercial Technology I

5

ARCH2936Advanced Revit BIM Technology

4

Technical Studies Electives

2

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARCH2141Architectural Commercial Technology II

5

ARCH2562Capstone: Project Design and Management

5

ARCH2850Architectural Technology Advancements

2

Technical Studies Electives

2

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  16

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

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits

Graduation (64 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