The Construction Education Center at the Fort Omaha Campus replicates an authentic job site, where all building construction-related trades work together. For students, this provides a high quality learning experience, with a hands-on instruction environment using the latest technology.
The Architectural Design Technology program combines drawing skills with architectural knowledge with powerful CAD and BIM software tools to prepare students for careers as professional architectural design technicians in the offices of architects, engineers, contractors, and materials suppliers.
Students build a strong foundation of knowledge by learning practical drafting techniques, the art and language of architecture, the design process, how methods and materials shape buildings, the relationship among structural types, space usage, and how architecture reflects the culture for which it is built. Students apply these fundamentals, along with the latest architectural software principles and techniques, to practical lab projects.
Students learn about the cultural and practical significance of the built environment through a project-based hands-on curriculum. Architecture blends science, technology, engineering, and art in the creation of facilities which support and enrich society.
Architectural studies strengthen interpersonal communication and public speaking skills; develop critical thinking and collaborative skills; and give a solid background in interdisciplinary arts, social awareness, and appreciation of diverse cultures.
Students who successfully complete an Architectural Design Technology degree are prepared to enter the workforce as design support technicians to architects, engineers, contractors and manufactures. ADT degrees also provide a strong technical foundation for students who choose to go on to a baccalaureate institution to major in architecture, engineering, construction, or related humanities or education fields.