The majority of graduates from the two-year AAS in Architectural Technology degree program continue their education at Ferris in one of the following two-year baccalaureate degree programs:
The technology and foundation skills emphasized in the AAS program compliments the theory and practice emphasized in the BS programs to produce a well-rounded professional education.
Those graduates, who choose employment, typically find positions as architectural technicians or BIM and CAD operators in architectural firms. The demand for architectural technology skills goes beyond the conventional architectural firm and other employment opportunities can be found with engineering firms, construction companies and building product manufacturers.
Average salaries for an architectural technician (U.S. Department of Labor, 2008)
"The Architectural Technology program prepared me to excel in my architectural career, the lectures, studios and hands-on fieldwork gave me the experience I needed to begin working effectively as soon as I joined the workforce. Close interaction with the faculty and peer team alike simulate the various roles within an architectural project team and gave me the opportunity to learn valuable team work skills."
CAROL L. HALL, ALUMNI, CLASS OF 2001. INTEGRATED ARCHITECTURE, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.