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Nicolet College - New Architectural Technology degree coming to Nicolet


New Architectural Technology
degree coming to Nicolet College


Posted May 11, 2011
Nicolet College is launching a new Architectural Technology program designed to give students traditional building trades skills along with significant knowledge about how to incorporate green building practices and materials into residential home design and construction.

“We talked with more than 30 area professionals from construction-related businesses and heard repeatedly that they need employees with these new skills,” said Nicolet College President Elizabeth Burmaster. “Increasingly people who are building new homes want to incorporate energy-saving and other environmentally-sustainable features in their homes. Graduates from the Architectural Technology program will provide local construction contractors with a greater ability to provide these services which, in turn, will help these businesses be successful.”

Classes will begin in August with the start of Fall Semester Aug. 23.

The two-year associate degree is comprised of 23 classes that include traditional construction courses as well as green-oriented offerings such as Building Green Residential, Alternative Energy Overview, and Principles of Sustainability.

“Green construction is a clear trend in the industry,” said Jeff Labs, Architectural Technology and Building Trades instructor at Nicolet. “Students who graduate from the program will have multiple skills with a new technology. This will give them a definite advantage in landing that first job after college and advancing in the field as they get more experience.”

Occupations for graduates include Residential Designer, Architectural Technician, Draftsperson, Project Manager and Building Inspector.

For more information, contact the Nicolet College Welcome Center at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493, TDD (715) 365-4558 or 711 relay.

Information is also available online at