Architectural Technology

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Program Number: 10-607-5
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

About the Program

Moraine Park's Architectural Technology Associate of Applied Science program provides the knowledge and experience in planning and design that are needed in the construction industry today.

What You'll Learn

Serve as a team support member to architects, engineers, surveyors, and mechanical contractors to help plan and design the construction of buildings, highways, bridges, utilities and other major infrastructure projects. Students apply computer-aided design (BIM/CAD) skills to architectural, structural and related designs. Graduates may find employment with architectural firms, civil/structural/mechanical engineering firms, general and mechanical contractors, surveyors, municipalities and public utilities.

Transfer Opportunities

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.


Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Transform the skills and abilities developed through previous experience into college credit through MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning process. 

  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities
  • Earn college credit for your military training and experience
  • Earn college credit via Advance Placement, CLEP, DANTES/DSST or MPTC Challenge Exams
  • Earn college credit from previous/current work and life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $13.45 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2024-25 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,462 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $3,008 (if living with parents, $9,147 if living on your own), books and supplies of $1,465, personal expenses of $3,608, and transportation of $4,017 for a total of $17,002. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
607-116 Architectural Technology and Drafting 4
607-178 Revit 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-195 College Algebra with Applications 3
890-101 College 101 2
Semester 2
607-110 Civil Drafting Fundamentals 4
607-135 Construction Surveying 3
607-176 AutoCAD I 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
804-196 Trigonometry with Applications 3
Semester 3
607-114 Structural Drafting 4
607-122 Mechanical Construction 3
607-131 Structural Analysis 1 3
607-140 Soils and Foundations 3
Social Science Course 3
Semester 4
607-124 Construction Estimating 2
607-132 Structural Analysis 2 3
607-137 Site Development 3
607-151 Technical Problems 4
Behavioral Science Course 3
Required Elective Credits
Required Elective Credits (can be taken any semester) 3
 Total Credits66

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare presentation drawings
  • Prepare structural design plans
  • Apply basic survey principles
  • Design site plans
  • Design architectural plans

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural Designer
  • Architectural Technician
  • Design BIM/CAD Technician
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Surveyor
  • Engineering Technician
  • Public Utility Technician

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates