The Architectural Technology curriculum prepares individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions.
Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications. They also complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs.
Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions, as well as in industry and government. At participating universities, graduates may continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree in related fields.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate CAD skills using Industry-standard software commensurate with an AEC project.
- Interpret construction drawings and specifications.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of building codes and their applications to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the building occupants.
- Communicate technical/design information clearly and professionally to peers, supervisors, and clients.
- Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and oral communications using positive interpersonal skills including but not limited to, empathy, active listening, and flexibility.
- Apply math skills commensurate with performing basic structural calculations and material take offs.
- Apply general computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and other programs as applied to architectural work.
- Work as a team member by demonstrating good communication skills, cooperation, and providing a supportive environment.