The Architectural Technology (ART) curriculum offers a two-year associate degree program designed to provide students with the skills to work in the areas of architectural visualization, detailing, building information modeling (BIM), fundamental structural design, space planning, materials testing, inspection, and sales. The curriculum is not intended to prepare students for registration as professional architects but does position them to apply for a variety of design schools.
Emphasis is on building science and technical design, residential and commercial construction drawings, mechanical and electrical systems in buildings, and the graphic depiction of these systems using building information modeling (BIM) software. Also included are courses in mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, communications, interior design, and the humanities.
Graduates typically find employment with architectural firms, design agencies, construction firms, building material suppliers, and various governmental agencies. Graduates are also eligible to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphics Technology with an emphasis on Architectural Visualization [link to Computer Graphics Technology]. This combination of courses and skills prepares students to apply for graduate programs in the design field (e.g., architecture, computer graphics).
The career educational objectives for Architectural Technology are:
All students that intend on taking ART courses will need to purchase a laptop that at least meets these specifications [Link to Laptop Specifications].