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Career Opportunities

The Architecture program focuses on the skills necessary to put a building together and develop the drawings necessary for the project to be constructed.  Students learn building and zoning codes, environmental systems, architecture history, computer-aided drafting, product selection/specification, and building information modeling.  Students in the program share common courses in materials, structures, blueprint reading and other programs in the Design, Construction and Trades department.

Where will I work?

Graduates can work in architectural firms, but many find positions in engineering firms or with builders, developers, product manufacturers, retailers, and other industry related areas.  Opportunities include computer aided drafting (CAD) positions (where graduates of most programs begin, whether from 2, 4, 5, or 6 year programs), project managers, field representatives, drafters and consultants.

What are the starting salaries?

Average starting salaries can range from $36,000 to $43,000* per year depending upon the firm an the position.

* 2016 Payscale Inc.