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Architectural Commercial Design Program

What's in your Future?

WITC students enjoy their 2-year path to the workforce. Students appreciate practical education close to home, with lower tuition and small classes where they receive one-on-one attention. 

Career Opportunities

The careers listed below have upward mobility. With promotion comes more responsibility but also a higher salary.

Job Titles
CAD Drafter
Store Planner
Project Manager
Technical Coordinator
Design Technician
CAD Technician

Employment Options
Architectural firms
Engineering firms
Design build
Lumber yards

Architectural Commercial Design students developing plans.

Becoming an Architect

In Wisconsin and 12 other states, it is possible to become an architect without continuing on to a university.  That's a route 5% of our students have chosen.  Here's how it works compared to attending a university.

Attend a University?
  • 4-year Bachelor of Architecture
  • 2-year Master of Architecture
  • 3-year Internship
  • ARE Tests
Total = 9 years of attendance
Attend a Technical College!
  • 2-years Associate Degree
  • 5-year Internship
  • ARE Tests
Total = 7 years of attendance

Transferring to a University

Some graduates have transferred to UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, UW-Milwaukee, University of Minnesota and Winona State as well as other colleges and universities. Talk to your instructor about options that might be right for you.

Our Professional links Web page provides more information about CAD programs, general architectural, licensing requirements, professional magazines and groups, as well as career resources.