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Architectural Technology, A.A.S.


Build a Strong Foundation for Architectural Careers

DCC’s Architectural Technology A.A.S. gets you on the right track for transfer to a 4- or 5-year college or university program. It’s an affordable way to build college credits you can apply toward a bachelor’s degree in fields like architecture, interior design, and construction.


Credits in core courses and electives you choose


Years of full-time study for most students (earning college credits in high school can save time)


Preparation for a variety of 4- or 5-year university programs

What You'll Study as an Architectural Technology Student

Many Architectural Technology A.A.S. graduates transfer to 4- or 5-year bachelor's degree programs. Some go directly into the workplace. Graduates typically pursue careers that include architecture, interior design or building inspection.

You'll start with introductory classes in the field. Next, you'll move into more advanced work that includes presentations and a capstone project.


Sample Courses

ARC 103: Basic Architectural Drawing
Basics of drawing lines, lettering, use of instruments, orthographic projection, and pictorials.

ARC 106: Building Materials & Construction
Study construction materials, architectural detailing, and structural drawings.

ARC 211: Environmental Systems
Intro to illumination, heating and cooling, energy efficiency and sustainable design.


Where Do Architecture Grads Go?

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Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601