The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Architecture/Construction Technology teaches architectural CAD/drafting and building construction methods and materials. This includes both residential and commercial building types. Laboratory classes provide students with experience in the areas of residential and commercial construction materials, computer-aided drafting and design, cost estimating, construction methods, presentation techniques, residential construction practices and use of surveying equipment.
Students learn the principles and skills of the architectural profession supported by an understanding of building construction through “hands-on” activities designed to provide students with a practical “skill-based” education. Classes for the ACT Program are located at the Dearborn Heights Center.
- Architectural CAD Technician
- Architectural Illustrator
- Building and Construction Technician
- Building Code Inspector
- Building Materials Sales Rep
- Construction Estimator
- Civil Engineer Tech
- Facilities Management Technician
- Materials Testing Lab Technician
- Structural Steel Detailer
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Students seeking an ACT associate degree are required to participate in Co-op for at least one semester. This experience has proven to be invaluable as students ""try on"" the career they’ve chosen and earn while they learn. Pay rates generally are compatible with entry-level positions (Average 2008 rate =approx $11.44/hour) and a high percentage of students are asked to continue their employment after their initial Co-op semester.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.