program overview

architectural technology

Female architectural technology student traces drafting outline in class.

* this program is financial aid eligible.
these curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions.

course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

architectural technology: a program that prepares individuals to assist architects, engineers, and construction professionals in developing plans and related documentation for residential and commercial projects in both the private and public sectors. includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting, construction materials and methods, environmental systems, codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning, graphics, and presentation.
spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


main campus

credit hours


program stats

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average salary

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

21 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
arc-113 residential architectural technology 3
arc-114 architectural cad 2
arc-131 building codes 3
arc-211 light construction technology 3
arc-213 design project 4
arc-220 advanced architectural cad 2
arc-221 architectural 3-d cad 3
arc-230 environmental systems 4
arc-235 architectural portfolio 3
cis-110 introduction to computers 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
Student standing in front of Health Tech building

“i love designing and building and this is a wonderful program because the instructors at durham tech are really passionate about teaching. this degree will provide me with a lot of job opportunities in the architectural industry and i look forward to moving up in the field.”

—marco hernandez