Degrees & Programs

Architectural Technology Desktop

Wake Tech offers the following degrees, programs and learning options in Architectural Technology:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A40100)

The Architectural Technology curriculum provides individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions.

Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs.

Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C40100D)

Architectural and Landscape Illustration Certificate presents instruction on digital architecture, architecture presentations, portfolio creation and LAR presentation techniques.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C40100A)

The evening Architectural CAD certificate is designed for students employed full-time in architectural engineering or construction positions that require microcomputer knowledge. Courses include basic hands-on architectural drafting in residential construction and computer courses in different types of computer-aided drafting software from basic to advanced levels.

Opportunities for employment exist as junior technicians within architectural practices and engineering and contracting companies.

Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Architectural Technology associate degree program.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C40100C)

Classes cover the development of sites for various uses. Topics range from basic site engineering (grading, roadway development, etc.) to site analysis and design. 


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C40100B)

The Building Information Modeling Certificate presents coursework in civil/surveying CAD, architectural building information modeling, commercial construction technology and additional topics.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C40100F)

The Landscape Design certificate provides instruction on architectural CAD tools, plant materials, landscape architecture technology, construction, and other topics.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C40100G)

Courses cover general horticulture (plant anatomy, physiology, ecology, growing and maintenance), interior plantscaping, and the identification of both interior and exterior plants, about 300 plants in all (roughly 100 plants per class).