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ARC-AAS - Architectural Technology


Official Name of Program

Architectural Technology

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

AAS - Associate in Applied Science



NYSED Program Code

01531 - ARC-AAS

CIP Code


The Architectural Technology program prepares men and women for drafting and design careers in all phases of industry. First-year courses provide a broad base of analytical and practical skills in English, mathematics, drafting, and manufacturing processes and materials.

Second-year courses offer specialized education and training for the fields of air-conditioning, architecture, construction, electro-mechanics, heat power, heating and ventilating, machine design, manufacturing, structural design, and computer-aided design technology. Graduates are qualified to hold such responsible positions in industry as engineering drafters, associate designers, detailers, technical illustrators, engineering assistants, architectural drafters, and CAD operators.

Graduates of this program may continue their education toward the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree or in architectural studies at certain four-year schools. Students are invited to consult the department for information on programs and institutions. The department also provides a job placement service for graduates.

A department resource, Interactive Computer Graphics Laboratories provide students with exposure to all phases of modern computer-aided design drafting practices.