Architectural Technology Program Overview

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


  • Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Technology
  • Pre-Architecture Diploma
  • 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, (pictured above), 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
  • Computer applications
  • Sustainable and green design
  • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

    Career Opportunities


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

    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.