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Architectural Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

With an associate's degree in architectural technology, you may assist licensed architects, construction engineers and urban planners. Or, you could become a draftsperson, building appraiser or inspector. 

This program prepares you for a technical-level career, but some courses are transferable to bachelor degree programs in architecture. 

Earning Potential

You could find a satisfying career as a building inspector, or other architectural-related position. In the Great Lakes Bay Region, job growth is expected to rise slightly in this field over the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $60,300 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Building Inspector
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Drafter
  • Architect
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    State-of-the-art technology

    Technology is a critical factor in architecture and design. That’s why as an Architectural Technology student at Delta, you will have the opportunity to use Autodesk software suite, including Rivit 3D modeling software. This is industry-leading software and you will be able to design full three-dimensional building models. In your design studio courses, you will also have hands-on training in creating models of your building designs.

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About Delta's Program

Delta's Associate in Architectural Technology degree program prepares individuals to assist architects, construction engineers, urban planners and other design personnel in the 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

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.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


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.


 Transfer opportunities

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!

In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's in Architectural Technology you have options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.


Facts & Figures

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With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.

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