Architectural Technology | Western Technical College

Architectural Technology

Associate Degree

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Western's Architectural Technician program is a blend of art and science, of beauty and practicality. In this program, you'll acquire the skills needed to design residential and commercial buildings that are not only functional and integrated into their surroundings, but also economically viable.

Consider this program if you possess excellent computer skills and a deep interest in building and design. We place heavy emphasis on Building Information Modelling (BIM), while also covering practical aspects such as selecting building materials, estimating, understanding structural principles, and learning about building systems.

A key highlight of the program is the capstone project, which guides students from initial building proposals through the preparation of construction documents, providing a hands-on experience that reinforces your knowledge and skills.

This program spans four consecutive terms, including Fall, Spring, Summer, and Fall, ensuring a comprehensive and immersive education in architectural technology.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Architectural Technology

This program will cost about $9,953* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Architechural Estimator/Drafter
Architect Designer
Architectural Drafter
Architectural Revit Designer
CAD Designer/Project Manager
Design Engineer

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Develop construction documents
  • Evaluate building materials
  • Develop building designs
  • Integrate building systems
  • Apply structural principles in all phases of an architectural project
  • Estimate the materials and costs required to construct a building
  • Correlate significant structures with their architectural precedents

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Additional Requirements

To enroll in the Architectural Technology program you must have completed the following with a grade of “C” or better:

  • One year of High School Geometry or one term of College Geometry

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Dunwoody College of Technology

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