Architectural Technology Degree

Associate of Applied Science
Architectural blueprints

Do you find yourself designing houses and other structures? Do you enjoy solving puzzles and other problems? Do you have an interest in technical skills like computer software?

Then you should consider preparing for a career in architecture by earning an associate's degree in architectural technology. With the MC program, you will explore the technical aspects of manual drafting, CAD, and BIMS as well as the creative aspects of making presentation drawings and designing of buildings.

Graduates completing the AAS degree can seek employment in the field immediately or transfer to a four-year school of architecture. 

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Synthesize social, economic, environmental, material, and aesthetic issues to create architectural designs.
  • Document design strategies using a variety of graphic verbal and written forms.
  • Analyze various construction technologies and materials and demonstrate mastery in application in graphic format.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of building design by means of resolving architectural space planning, aesthetic, and construction details issues in design projects such as residential, commercial, or public structures.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. 

Transfer Opportunities

Upon completion of the Architecture AAS degree at Montgomery College, there are currently formal articulation agreements with Catholic University of America (CUA) School of Architecture in Washington, DC, and Morgan State University Institute of Environmental Design in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about transfer opportunities

For other institutions, check with the specific institution to which you intend to transfer and see which courses will be counted as transfer credits. Contact a program coordinator for assistance.  

In addition to CUA and Morgan, students have also transferred to Pratt Institute of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Miami University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, University of California in Los Angeles, and Boston Architectural Center.

Careers

Technicians specializing in architecture and construction are prepared to assist and work with architects, contractors, and related professionals.

Successful graduates involve themselves in many specialized aspects of the construction industry, including preparation of contract drawings, supervision and/or inspection of construction work, and contract administration. Computer drafting skills provide extensive opportunities for graduates.

Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence: Architectural Technology

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.



Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult with the architectural technology program coordinator prior to registration.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


* ENGL 101, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

CMGT 290 must be taken three times for credit.

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Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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