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Associate in Architectural – Structural Engineering Technician

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates



About this program

Associate in Architectural – Structural Engineering Technician

Build a career that reaches new heights with an Architectural – Structural Engineering Technician associate degree from Gateway. Gain a strong foundation in civil engineering by designing architectural plans, researching mechanical systems, applying building codes and preparing presentation drawings. With two focused concentrations, gain the skills you need to become an architect or construction project manager and help turn blueprints into actual buildings.

Architectural-Structural Engineering Technician focuses on a wide variety of aspects within the profession of Civil Engineering – beginning with surveying, transitioning into design, and resulting in construction. The first year classes are mostly the same for programs in the Construction Sciences Group (see notes). Basic skills are developed and students are exposed to all areas of the various professions. This allows the student to be able to understand and communicate across the professions, plus it allows the student to discover what area they really enjoy working in. The second year focuses on aspects specific to buildings, both design and structural components. The program is designed as a fusion of education and application; hence all the core classes are tied to real world experiences with a significant influx of participation from potential future employers. Some students use this program as a place to prepare themselves to transfer to a four-year university. Most, however, use this program as a means to develop the skills that allow them to obtain a productive career in various aspects of architecture.

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Building Material & Construction Method
  • Civil Engineering Requirement
  • Conflict Resolution in Engineering/Construction
  • Construction Project Management
  • Land Surveying Basics
  • Math Requirement
  • AutoCAD for Construction Sciences
  • Capstone: Construction Proj Management
  • Construction Estimating
  • English Composition 1
  • Future Trends in Civil Engineering/ Architectural Technology
  • Structural Mechanics - Civil Engineering
  • 3D CAD: Digital Terrain Modeling
  • 3D CAD: Building Information Model
  • Economics
  • Wood Design and Detailing
  • Architectural Drafting/residential
  • Mechanical Systems for Buildings
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Residential Code
  • Steel - Design and Detailing
  • Technical Reporting
  • 3D Modeling and Virtualization
  • Architectural Drafting/commercial
  • Capstone: Architectural Structural Tech
  • Commercial Code
  • Reinforced Concrete - Design & Detailing
  • Residential and Commercial Inspection

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.


The cost per semester is $2,700.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Develop Construction Documents
  2. Evaluate Building Materials
  3. Develop building designs
  4. Integrate building systems

Career paths

  • Project Designer
  • Drafter
  • Architectural Technician

About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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Contact info

Gateway Technical College

3520 - 30th Avenue
WI 53144 Kenosha
United States of America


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