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Associate Degree

Architectural Structural Design

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Architectural Structural Design Overview

Are you interested in structural design? CVTC’s Architectural Structural Design program will allow you to become an important member of a drafting and design team that prepares site plans for commercial buildings. You can anticipate an exciting career with challenging work and a great deal of self-satisfaction after each building project is completed.

This program will emphasize the development of computer-aided drafting skills, providing you with the skills you need to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market.

You will gain the following skills:

  • Architectural drafting
  • Structural drafting
  • Steel detailing
  • Rebar detailing
  • Surveying
  • Structural analysis
  • Design in concrete/steel

You will learn the following software:

  • AutoCAD (2D)
  • REVIT (3D)
  • SDS/2 (3D)

Students gain a valuable hands-on training opportunity to design a two-story building during the program.

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Just the Facts

Architectural Structural Design
64 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months
August

 

Financial Aid Eligible

 

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Learn more about the cost of attendance.

Term 1

$

2,653

Term 2

$

2,504

Term 3

$

2,653

Term 4

$

2,784

Books

$

1,457

 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $12,051

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Career Opportunities

CAD Drafter

Design Technician

Drafting Technician

Structural Designer

Structural Modeler

Structural Technician

Graduate Employers

Central Builders Supply

Ericksen Roed & Associates

River Valley Architects

RZ Builders

SDS Architects, Inc.

Source Cut Industries

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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$45K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Architectural Structural Design graduates reported an average starting salary of $44,735.

 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Architectural Structural Design graduates got a job in the industry.

 

13
Regional Jobs

There are 13 job openings in the CVTC district for the Architectural Structural Design industry.

Transfer

Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Architectural Structural Design program.

Sample Courses

Architectural Drafting I
This course provides instruction in commercial architectural drafting with emphasis placed on drafting techniques; plan layout; and drafting of details, plans, elevations, and sections.

Structural Drafting I
Students make steel erection plans, anchor rod plans, and detailed shop fabrication drawings of structural steel beams and columns with special emphasis placed on the design of bolted and welded structural steel connections.

Architectural Drafting II
This course simulates a working architectural drafting room, and a unique design is developed by the student for a two story commercial building

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Ryan, Architectural Structural Design Student

The instructors are always willing to make phone calls to set something up for you. I’ve got a job lined up at Endres Manufacturing Co. in Waunakee, WI. One of my instructors used to work there and they are really tied to the school.

Ryan

Architectural Structural Design Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Mechanical Design, Associate Degree

Residential Construction, Technical Diploma

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Admission Requirements

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