Students from all walks of life
Everyone from share-milkers to single mothers to students straight from school has come through our course. Some have gone on to successful careers as architectural designers working for architects, engineers, and housing developers. Others have gone on to study for architectural degrees at university.
Form and function
The National Diploma in Architectural Technology gives a sound grounding in design and aesthetics as well as technical skills like auto-cad and archi-cad. You also learn logistical tools that equip you to cost, document, and supervise building projects.
Out and about
Here’s a chance to combine computer work with outdoor observation.
You won’t just be stuck in a classroom. There are lots of field trips to sites, architects’ offices, and museums. We even go on a camping trip where we’ll teach you to sketch freehand (it’s not as scary as it sounds!).
Build on it
Our graduates can work as Architectural Technicians on small and medium scale building projects. They are able to be part of a project from first client contact, to research and design, to documentation, tender, contract and construction, to completion. With more experience they can extend into larger and/or more complex projects.
Build a future with Architectural Technology.
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY COURSES
In a drive to provide management qualification for qualified builders and to increase the availability of higher level qualifications to the building sector in Northland, due in part by the new licensing regulations in the building industry, NorthTec is planning to offer these two new qualifications in 2013:
National Diploma in Construction Management
The National Diploma in Construction Management is theoretical in nature and intended to give people credited with the qualification the skills and knowledge required of industry’s Construction Managers. (246 credits)
National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
The National Diploma in Quantity Surveying is theoretical in nature and intended to give people credited with the qualification the skills and knowledge required of a capable technician Quantity Surveyor by the industry. (236 credits)
Professionals and Trainees within industry will have the option of part time or full time study. 2 years full time equivalent study will be offered at Raumanga Campus. This Diploma may also be suitable for school leavers.
The compulsory unit standards contained within these qualifications are utilised by many areas of the construction industry including Architectural Technology, Quantity surveying and the Construction Management sector groups. It is hoped that understanding of other disciplines as well as the ability to attain knowledge that is transferable within the wider construction industry will promote a greater understanding between sectors and allow individuals greater flexibility in their choice of employment and furthering their qualification options.