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Architectural Technology


Program Overview

Get started in architectural technology with an associate's degree. Be ready to enter the job market. Assist licensed architects, construction engineers and urban planners. Be a draftsperson, building appraiser or inspector. 

Then transfer your courses to a bachelor's degree program to prepare for your next career level in architecture.

Earning Potential

Transfer on to get a bachelor's degree. Job growth in the Great Lakes Bay Region has risen by 9% over the last 2 years and is expected to remain about the same.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $54,200 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Landscape Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Architectural Manager
  • Architect
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Transfer seamlessly 

    So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

    Visit the Transfer Center

About Delta's Program

Delta's architectural technology associate's degree program prepares individuals to assist architects, construction engineers, urban planners and other design personnel in development of building or site projects.

In this program, you gain skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Architectural drafting
  • Computer-assisted drafting and design
  • Construction methods and materials
  • Building codes and standards
  • Structural principles
  • Cost estimation and planning documentation
  • 3D modeling

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your architectural studies with:

  • University of Detroit Mercy - Architecture

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


Facts & Figures


1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 has taken a class at Delta.


Our students get the latest technology so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.

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