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Architectural Design and Building Construction

Career Opportunities

  • General Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Contractor
  • Green Building

Average Salary: $43,000

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

96%* Job Placement Rate

The Architectural Design and Building Construction program offers students real construction experience to prepare them for the many employment opportunities available in construction. Beginning with a firm foundation in drafting with instruments, and followed by an introduction to computer aided drafting (CAD), students learn to conceptualize the building process. Using the latest construction methods, and under close supervision, they construct a residence inside the Mitchell Technical College building lab where the weather is always nice.

Additionally, students will be exposed to many techniques and skills required in the area of commercial construction: steel, welding, commercial construction equipment operation, and more. Valuable experience will be gained during a commercial construction internship during the final semester of the program.

What makes this program special?

  • Our instructors are Certified Green Professionals
  • We are a 100% ENERGY STAR BUILDER
  • All our houses are built using Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice
  • We focus on energy efficient building practices
  • Our students are involved with the NAHB (student chapter)
  • Bottom line: We are teaching students how to design and build buildings of the future!
  • Only program that combines construction and design

Graduates from this program find employment with lumberyards, building contractors, architectural firms, and commercial construction companies.  Their skills in CAD, carpentry, surveying, estimating, cabinetry, commercial construction and green building technologies make the students who graduate from this program valuable employees in the building trades industry.

Additional Info

*Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2021, 25 of the 25 graduates are represented in the data. Employment rate is figured by: (graduates employed)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment).

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