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Architectural Technology

In this program, you will learn hands-on about architectural design and construction using the most the current technology available, including computer aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM).  You will also have opportunities to participate in architectural-related extracurricular activities to further develop your skillset and to prepare you for the exams necessary to earn a builder’s license, CAD and BIM certificates, and/or a LEED Green Associate credential.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Architectural Technology

  1. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  2. Access to job placement through Career Services
  3. More than 190 private and transfer scholarships available

Architectural Technology Courses at Macomb

  • Architectural Design Studios 1-4
  • Architectural Graphics Art
  • Architectural Digital Graphics CAD and BIM
  • Sustainable Building Design and Construction
  • Applied Building Construction
  • Structural Systems
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • Construction Specifications
  • Civil Materials

Career Opportunities in Architectural Technology

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, you will be qualified for positions as an architectural intern, architectural CAD or BIM computer technician or architectural drafter.  Certificates are also available in Civil Construction, Commercial Design and Construction, and Residential Design and Construction.

Transfer Pathways

If you want to become a registered architect, you will need to earn a bachelor’s degree in architecture. The credits earned in Macomb’s Architectural Technology Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in architecture, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic adviser as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Architectural Technology Program?

For more information, contact the Technical Education Department at 586.445.7012.

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