Do you enjoy problem solving? Are you interested in the built environment?

If so, you may be a great fit for the Architecture/Construction (ACT) program at HFC. Our program is designed to provide you with a foundation in the principles and practice of building construction. By the time you finish, you will have an excellent platform to pursue careers in Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering and more.

In the Architecture/Construction Technology program, you won't just sit in classrooms; you will engage in real-world projects in the labs and in the community. Our curriculum is unique among other similar college programs in that it is project-based, allowing you to gain an understanding of building construction through practical, “hands-on” activities. You will explore all facets of residential and commercial design and construction while working with state-of-the-art, industry-standard software, construction materials and techniques.

Enroll now in the ACT program for a rewarding foundation into the practice and applications of architecture and construction.

Program Description

Teaches architectural CAD/drafting and building construction methods and materials including both residential and commercial building types. Laboratory classes provide students with experience in the areas of residential and commercial construction materials, computer-aided drafting and design, cost estimating, construction methods, presentation techniques, residential construction practices and use of surveying equipment. Covers the principles and necessary skills of the architectural profession supported by an understanding of building construction through hands-on activities designed to provide students with a practical skill-based education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate employable skills (attendance, written communication, verbal communication, teamwork) in the fields of architecture and/or construction.
  2. Demonstrate the professional practice of architecture and construction.
  3. Prepare a series of commercial construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
  4. Prepare a series of residential construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
  5. Develop a series of design presentation drawings utilizing traditional and computerized techniques.
  6. Select the appropriate construction materials and systems in residential and commercial projects.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable materials and energy efficient systems in residential and commercial projects.
  8. Apply basic construction methods and procedures as they relate to a residential construction project.

Entry Level Opportunities

  • Median hourly wage for First-line supervisor of Construction $29/hr. Expected job growth 9%.
  • Median hourly wage for Construction Laborer $17/hr. Expected Job Growth 12%

Career Opportunities

  • Appraiser
  • Architectural CAD Technician
  • Architectural Illustrator
  • Building and Construction Technician
  • Building Code Inspector
  • Building Materials Sales Rep
  • Builder
  • Construction Estimator
  • Civil Engineer Tech
  • Facilities Management Technician
  • Materials Testing Lab Technician
  • Structural Steel Detailer

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Last updated December 12, 2018
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