Alfred State College

A.A.S Architectural Technology

Program Description

The AAS architectural technology program is structured to provide students with knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the architectural office and related disciplines. The program consists of a core graphics sequence with additional courses in appropriate technical areas. Digital tools are integrated throughout the four-semester program.

All architecture degree programs share course work across the first two years, while the BS and BArch have some shared course work in the third and fourth years. This alignment demands that the AAS and BS in architectural technology are required to meet the same NAAB “Student Criteria” and “Program Criteria” that apply to the BArch program. The BArch program is the first and only fully accredited undergraduate professional architecture degree program in the SUNY system.

Focus Areas

  • Design solutions
  • Construction systems
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Structures, building methods, and materials

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Architectural technician
  • Architectural drafter
  • Product detailer
  • Space planner
  • Estimator
  • Manufacturer’s sales representative

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Expected Outcomes