Architectural Design Technology

Academic Certificate

Overview

Become specialized in architectural design methodology with this academic certificate. If you are pursuing a degree in AET, this course of study is designed to provide a basic introduction to architectural engineering.

The Architectural Design Technology Certificate is a two-semester program that addresses the basics of architectural design methodology. The program covers fundamentals of computer-aided design and project management and building systems and codes. This certificate is designed both for the students needing a basic introduction to architectural engineering and those who intend to pursue a degree in AET.

Certificate curricula are reviewed and updated periodically in response to community and industry demands. The student is cautioned to discuss certificate choices and course selections with an academic and career advisor before each registration cycle.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Application Process
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
AET-101 Building Systems I

Building Systems I

ID: AET-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of design and construction techniques in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
AET-123 Architectural Drafting

Architectural Drafting

ID: AET-123

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of architectural planning and design with an emphasis on residential and light commercial construction.

3
Semester 2
(12 Credit Hours)
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
AET-120 Architectural Graphics II

Architectural Graphics II

ID: AET-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course requires the production of a set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building. Exercises incorporate construction methods, materials, building code requirements, site development, and technical skills required to draw and graphically present projects. This course is also a further study of architectural design. Perspective construction is introduced.

3
AET-103 International Building and Residential C

International Building and Residential C

ID: AET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the international building codes and the international residential codes, as well as local code requirements.

3
CET-235 Construction Methods and Estimating

Construction Methods and Estimating

ID: CET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic construction techniques with emphasis on cost estimating. This course includes quantity takeoff and tabulation of data spreadsheet format. Oral and written presentations are included.

3
  Total Credit Hours 24
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,272.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
AET-101 Building Systems I

Building Systems I

ID: AET-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of design and construction techniques in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
AET-123 Architectural Drafting

Architectural Drafting

ID: AET-123

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of architectural planning and design with an emphasis on residential and light commercial construction.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
AET-120 Architectural Graphics II

Architectural Graphics II

ID: AET-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course requires the production of a set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building. Exercises incorporate construction methods, materials, building code requirements, site development, and technical skills required to draw and graphically present projects. This course is also a further study of architectural design. Perspective construction is introduced.

3
Semester 4
(6 Credit Hours)
AET-103 International Building and Residential C

International Building and Residential C

ID: AET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the international building codes and the international residential codes, as well as local code requirements.

3
CET-235 Construction Methods and Estimating

Construction Methods and Estimating

ID: CET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic construction techniques with emphasis on cost estimating. This course includes quantity takeoff and tabulation of data spreadsheet format. Oral and written presentations are included.

3
  Total Credit Hours 24
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,272.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Design Technician

Architectural design technicians are structural designers who work with engineers and general architects to create construction blueprints. Most technicians are not involved with the actual designing of the building but focus on creating the guidelines for how it's constructed.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9

Average Annual Salary

$69,742
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Infrastructure Firms

Careers

Architectural Technician

Architectural technicians work closely with architects and other building professionals, providing architectural design services and solutions on construction projects. They negotiate and develop an architectural project and manage the process from conception through to completion. This includes architectural design management, contract management, and post-construction work.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

$69,742
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Infrastructure Firms

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Graduates of this certificate can immediately enter the workforce, getting jobs as drafters or designers.

Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology at MTC

Graduates of this certificate can take additional coursework in general education areas as well as specialized coursework in the area of Architectural Engineering Technology to complete an associate degree.