Architectural Design & Construction Technology – Architectural Design Option

Associate in Science

The Architectural Design and Construction Technology Associates degree program prepares you for employment in the field as architectural drafters for residential and light commercial structures, while the construction aspect covers construction management and an overall general knowledge of construction. Graduates often work for architectural firms, engineering firms and contract firms. Students will gain technical knowledge in technical drawing, engineering graphics, building construction materials and methods, print reading, and construction estimating. Student use industry professional software such as AutoCAD. To be successful in this career, you should be interested in working in an office environment involving some field work, as well as enjoy residential design, commercial construction, and the generation of technical documentation.

 

Program Details

  • 66 Credits
  • 2-Year program

Class Options

Related Certificates

  • No available certificates for this program.

Career Outlook*

Employment of architects is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. With a high number of students graduating with degrees in architecture, strong competition for internships and jobs is expected.  The median annual wage for architects was $76,930 in May 2016.

Average or Median Salary

$76,930

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.