Associate in Applied Science

Architectural Modeling and Design Technology

Contact Information 

Randy Stach, department chair
Horton Hall 240

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Some Classes Available

The Architectural Modeling and Design Technology program is designed to prepare students for work as technicians in construction-related industries, allowing graduates to work in a broad range of jobs, such as drafting, revit modeling, estimating, sales, construction management and project coordination. General contractors, subcontractors, home builders, architectural and engineering firms, material suppliers, steel fabricators, manufacturers and building centers all have specific areas of employment for graduates of this program.

Students are provided with classroom and laboratory experiences emphasizing computer-aided drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) utilizing AutoDesk Revit software for residential and commercial buildings, estimating, structural design, mechanical and electrical systems for buildings, presentation techniques and remodeling. Students will take courses in communications, technical mathematics and business, which will provide them with career-advancing skills. 

While students are fully employable upon completion of this program, some may wish to return for an additional year and earn a second major in Construction Management Technology. This program also provides transfer options to four-year colleges and universities in related fields.

Green and/or sustainable construction is specifically covered in multiple courses. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is covered extensively. Green/sustainable construction is also discussed across the rest of the curriculum. 

NOTE: This program requires a ZBOOK Laptop or equivalent. Please refer to the NDSCS website for specifications. if purchased through NDSCS. For further information, call Randy Stach, department chair, at 701-671-2116.

Admission Requirements*

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Students considered for acceptance must complete all admission requirements. 

Please Note: Students are placed into English, math and reading courses based on ACT, ACCUPLACER or other nationally recognized tests. Please see for the NDSCS Course Placement Policy and testing information. Students may be on an extended plan of study pending their course placement.

*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Architectural Modeling and Design Technology.

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