Architectural Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), Certificate
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Certificate Program – Sustainable Design: 2 semesters
  • Admission Cycle: AAS – every semester with prerequisites; Certificate – fall and spring
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 20

Career Description

The architectural technology program trains individuals for employment in the field of architecture, construction and CAD related industries. Graduates may choose to pursue an advanced degree.

Careers Available

Architectural or engineering technician, construction supervision and management, building materials sales, residential designer, building inspector, zoning officer and real estate development.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $25,000 – $47,000/yr.

Course of Study

Coursework involves CAD computer applications, construction materials and methods, sustainable/green design and construction, zoning and building codes, residential and commercial construction documents, site planning, structures for architecture, environmental systems, architectural presentations and portfolio design and architectural history.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Arts, math and communication related courses are recommended.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Good analytical, problem solving, and time management skills, inquisitive, creative, and good research skills. Ability to work individually and as a member of a team, good communication skills:
written and verbal. Good sketching and computer skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Architectural Technology Program, contact Todd Shoaf, Program Coordinator, at 336.757.3311 or mshoaf@forsythtech.edu.