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Architectural technicians translate the architect's design sketches into complete, accurate plans and drawings for construction purposes. The technician is involved in work requiring knowledge of drafting, computer graphics, construction materials, mechanical and structural systems, estimating, building codes, and specifications.
Initial employment opportunities exist with architectural and engineering firms, private utilities, contractors, and municipal governments. The Architectural Technology curriculum is a two-year program which awards the Associate of Applied Science degree. The Architectural Technology program is offered during the day and may be completed in five semesters. The Architectural CAD certificate may be completed in two semesters.