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Contact: Ignacio SardinasTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: isardinas@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Architectural Technology Concentration, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0392

This program prepares students to enter the field of architecture and related areas. The student is provided with an option of direct employment into the field or preparation for transfer to a professional school of architecture. The Technology Concentration focuses upon building and construction technology, documentation, codes, and computer applications. Current technology and computer (CAD) skills are integrated into the program.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

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    • Architectural Drafters

      Architectural Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3011.01

      Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $44.34

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,379.62
      Annual Job Openings
      1,660

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Civil Drafters

      Civil Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3011.02

      Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $44.34

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,379.62
      Annual Job Openings
      1,660

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Mechanical Drafters

      Mechanical Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3013.00

      Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $54.83

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $60,858.48
      Annual Job Openings
      643

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

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  • Architectural Technology Concentration, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0392

    This program prepares students to enter the field of architecture and related areas. The student is provided with an option of direct employment into the field or preparation for transfer to a professional school of architecture. The Technology Concentration focuses upon building and construction technology, documentation, codes, and computer applications. Current technology and computer (CAD) skills are integrated into the program.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
    ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
    ARCH 141Design Drawing and Communication4
    ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications4
    ARCH 145Building and Zoning Codes3
    ARCH 146Architectural Drawings and Fabrications3
    ARCH 147Architectural CAD and BIM3
    ARCH 247Architectural CAD Working Drawings3
    ECT 26Civil Engineering Technology and CADD3
    ECT 70Elements of Construction Management3
    ECT 71Construction Estimating3
    Total Units37

    An advanced MATH course and PHYS 2AG typically are required for transfer to a professional school of architecture. Verify all requirements with the transfer institution.
    Architecture Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Architectural Technology Concentration Level-I

    Technology and Health Division
    This Level I Technology Concentration Certificate focuses upon the preparation of architectural construction documents, with emphasis on computer-aided design and drawing (CADD) applications. Regulatory requirements and an overview of construction practices are also included. The student will prepare a portfolio of CADD documentation, including 2-D and 3-D projections.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Architecture Foundational Skills Certificate coursework12
    PLUS
    Completion of the Architectural Technology Concentration - Level I coursework10
    Total Units22
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Architecture Foundational Skills Certificate Coursework
    ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
    ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
    ARCH 141Design Drawing and Communication4
    Total Units12
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Architectural Technology Concentration - Level I Coursework
    ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications4
    ARCH 147Architectural CAD and BIM3
    ECT 70Elements of Construction Management3
    Total Units10

    Architecture Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Ignacio SardinasTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: isardinas@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 13Phone: (909) 274-4805