Female Architectural Technology student traces drafting outline in class.


Richard Lawrence
Newton (Building 4), room 146
919-536-7200, ext. 8143

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Architectural Technology

Long Term

This curriculum is 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.
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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
ARC-111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 3
ARC-112 Construction Materials & Methods 4
ARC-114 Architectural CAD 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Suggested Paths

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“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