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