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Architectural Technology – Commercial Design Program

Form follows function. - Louis Sullivan, Architect, Early Leader in Modern Skyscraper Design

What is Architectural Commercial Design?

How a building will be used is the driving force behind Architectural Commercial Design. While residential homes cater to the similar needs of individuals and families, Commercial Architecture must meet the much more diverse needs of business. In New York and Chicago in the early 20th century, those needs included more office space in areas with limited real estate. And, with a little help from technology, the modern skyscraper was born.

Macomb’s Architectural Commercial Design Program

In Macomb’s Architectural Technology – Architectural Commercial Design Program, you will learn the architectural drafting skills and computer design applications necessary for entering the building and construction industry. You also have the option of earning a certificate in residential design, expanding your career opportunities even more.

Architectural Technology – Architectural Commercial Design Courses at Macomb

  • Introduction to Architectural Drafting
  • History of Architecture
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • Architectural Illustration
  • Architectural Procedures
  • Architectural Commercial Drafting and Design
  • Architectural Drafting and Design Studio
  • Residential Drafting and Design
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • Structural Detailing and Design

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Science Degree or Certificate in Architectural Technology - Architectural Commercial Design or Certificate in Architectural Technology - Architectural Residential Drafting and Design

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or a Certificate in Architectural Technology – Architectural Commercial Design you will be qualified for positions as an architectural or civil drafter. With a Certificate in Architectural Technology – Architectural Residential Drafting and Design you will be qualified for positions that include commercial and industrial designer, construction and building inspector, property, real estate and community association manager, residential advisor and mechanical drafter.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Technology – Architectural Commercial Design Program can also provide you with the foundation for further study, which is necessary to become a registered architect.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

If you want to become a registered architect, you will need to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. The credits earned in Macomb’s Architectural Technology-Civil Construction Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Architectural Technology – Architectural Commercial Design Program?

For more information about the Architectural Technology – Architectural Commercial Design Program at Macomb, contact the Technical Education Department at 586-445-7012.

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