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Architecture Technology

What is Architecture Technology? 

The Architectural Technology curriculum provides individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions. 

ArchitectureStudents receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs.

Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.




Updated 7/18/12 

  • Typical Courses
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Additional Information
  • Checksheets
  • Contact Information

Typical Courses

  • Introduction to Architectural Technology
  • Construction Materials and Methods
  • Architectural CAD
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Residential Architectural Technology
  • Building Codes
  • Digital Architectural
  • Light Construction Technology

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the WCC Architecture Technology Program will:

  • Visualize and translate drawing information to actual physical objects and completed construction components.
  • Graduates will be able to apply building codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public.
  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in computer-aided drafting and design by showing technical mastery in the use of industry-relevant computer technology and software.  
  • Graduates will be able to use drafting conventions including symbols, line types, line weights and dimensions styles as applicable to the design profession.
  • Visualize and translate drawing information to actual physical objects and completed construction components. Graduates will be able to apply building codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public.
  • Understand the construction process from the transformation of an idea or need into a completed project.
  • Understand the role, duties, and responsibilities of the members of the design team, including the working relationship between technicians and professionals.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills to be successful in the employment environment.
  • Graduates will have the opportunity to transfer with junior standing to certain four-year colleges with a major in Engineering or Construction Field.   
  • Graduates will have the opportunity to be a certified Autodesk User.

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Contact Information:

Tim Lakey     

Tim Lackey               Instructor, Architectural Technology
(336) 838-6226
tim.lackey@wilkescc.edu  

  Stacie Taylor
Lead Instructor,
Architectural Technology
(336) 838-6551
stacie.taylor@wilkescc.edu