Architectural Design and Building Construction

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Career Opportunities

  • General Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Contractor
  • Green Building

Average Salary: $42,090

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

100% 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 Institute building lab where the weather is always nice.

In the second year of the program, students working in construction units build a student-designed house in the Mitchell community.  Students learn about concrete work as they construct the foundation, rough-finish a basement, and finish a three-bedroom home. 

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 and Home Energy Raters
  • We are a 100% ENERGY STAR BUILDER
  • All our houses are built and rated by the Residential Energy Services Network & Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice (RESNET HERs).
  • We focus on energy efficient building practices
  • Our students are involved with the NAHB (student chapter)
  • Bottom line: We are teaching students how to build the homes and buildings of the future!

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.

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