The Architectural Technology curriculum is a program that prepares individuals to assist architects, engineers, and construction professionals in developing plans and related documentation for residential and commercial projects in both the private and public sectors. This includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting, construction materials and methods, environmental systems, codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning, graphics, and presentation.
Students in our program learn and demonstrate proficiency in drafting and illustration, elements and principles of design, the steps of the design process, and related fundamentals and principles of construction and engineering.
Our program also provides students the ability to focus on study tracks that focus on Architectural CAD, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Landscape Technology, Architectural and Landscape Illustration, and Architectural Sustainability Technology.
Our students are trained in software such as Autodesk AutoCAD (basic and advanced), Autodesk Revit Architecture (basic and advanced), ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In-Design, Sketchup, and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil3D.
Our program courses are offered at Wake Technical Community College's Southern Wake Campus along with online course options.
We are a member of the Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs (CCCAP) - www.cccap.org.
- American Institute of Architecture Students Chapter Wake Tech (AIAS Wake Tech)
A member of www.aias.org.
- WTCC Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (Landscape Architecture Club)
Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government. Opportunities for employment exist as junior technicians, Level I designers, architectural landscape design technicians, and BIM designers and technicians within architectural practices and engineering and contracting companies.