Architectural Technology Program Overview

CPCC's Architectural Technology program offers the following degree, diploma and certificates.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Technology
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Diploma
  • Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate
  • Residential Architectural Technology Certificate

  • Depending on which path you choose, the Architectural Technology program will prepare you with both a theoretical and practical knowledge and skill base to be successful in an entry-level position in the architectural industry or other associated industries.

    Meet Erik Varvel, a CPCC graduate of the Architectural Technology program, a successful small business owner and CPCC instructor.  Read his story.

    The Architectural Technology program focuses on building knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Construction document preparation
  • Methods and materials
  • Environmental and structural systems
  • Building codes and specifications
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Sustainable and Green Design
  • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
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    Career Opportunities:

  • Architectural Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Residential Design Companies
  • Facility Management

  • Transfer Opportunities:

  • Western Carolina University Engineering & Technology- Technical Operations
  • Eastern Carolina University Industrial Design or Construction Management
  • UNC Charlotte Engineering Technology
  • Queens University Interior Architecture (with successful Portfolio review)
  • UNC Greensboro Interior Architecture (with successful Portfolio review)
  • Appalachian State University Building Sciences (Architectural Technology Concentration)

  • Click here for a printable description of the Architectural Technology A.A.S. degree program.

    Ready to get started?  Contact the Program Office before registering.