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Architectural Technologies


​​(​, February 2015)

Architectural Technologies is for the person who wants to:​

  • work on a team alongside architects, engineers, contractors, and product manufacturers.
  • gain knowledge and skills to develop the specialized documents for building projects.
  • be part of the creation of a building that people will live in, work in, and appreciate for many years.

The Architectural Technologies Program is designed to develop the proper knowledge, manual and computer skills required for satisfactory entrance into the field of architectural drafting/modeling and detailing.

This industry has grown beyond CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and is now embracing BIM (Building Information Modeling). The Architectural Technologies Program​ has been teaching BIM since January 2002.

Graduates are employed by architects; structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; contractors, subcontractors and building equipment and material suppliers. Students visit a construction sites to observe actual construction practices and tour architectural offices.

This program is offered on the DMACC Ankeny Campus with select classes offered on our other campuses. You may receive a Diploma and/or an Associates degree.​​​




Approved by the Iowa Department of Education! 
by Gatzke, Mike L.No presence information
 5/28/2015 7:57 AM

On May 13th, the Iowa Department of Education approved the new Architectural Technologies Program for "IMPLEMENTATION​". So, the new program is now approved to begin in the fall semester. There is still a lot of paperwork to be completed, but...

The Architectural Technologies Program​ is changing! 
by Gatzke, Mike L.No presence information
 4/8/2015 3:12 PM
With Governor Branstad's initiative to move the K-12 school year later so not to interfere with the Iowa State fair, the Architectural Technologies Program is being redesigned to start in the fall semester instead of the summer as it has in years past....