Architectural Technology

The Architectural Technology program 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.

Coursework 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.

Employment Prospects

Architectural Technology graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction, and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the annual median pay (2019) for the following 2-year and 4-year architectural technology related occupations between about $57,000 to $95,000.

2-Year: Drafters

4-Year: Architects

4-Year: Construction Managers

Transfer Opportunities

Our Engineering and Construction Technologies graduates have several transfer opportunities available. Graduates may pursue 4-year degrees in Architectural Technology & Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Geomatics (Surveying) and Sustainable Building Systems. These 4-year degree opportunities are available through the following North Carolina universities.**

Appalachian State University – Architectural Technology & Design

Appalachian State University – Construction Management

Appalachian State University – Sustainable Building Systems

East Carolina University – Construction Management

East Carolina University – Design: Architectural Technology Concentration

UNC Charlotte – Civil Engineering Technology

UNC Charlotte – Construction Management

NC A&T University – Geomatics

**Students should contact senior institutions to verify specific transfer requirements.

See Our Facilities

Most Engineering classes are held in Little Hall. Click on this building on our Virtual Tour and see the Wellard Technology Center, Byerly Auditorium, our Drafting Lab, the Engineering Lab, and the building exterior.

Contact Information

Lindsay McManamon
168 Little Hall
910.695.3799
mcmanamonl@sandhills.edu