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Associate Degree in Architectural Technology

College of Professional & Continuing Education

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Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs
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Program Description

Design Your Future

Wentworth’s associate degree in Architectural Technology provides instruction in design methodology, technical knowledge, graphic language and other skills essential to contemporary architectural practice. Courses are taught by instructors with first-hand experience in the design, construction and related industries.

The associate degree in Architectural Technology program offers a number of important benefits, including:

  • Evening courses that allow you to pursue your degree while still being able to work full time and meet your personal obligations.
  • The ability to transfer up to 32 credits into the program from prior educational and professional experiences. Depending on the number of credits transferred, you can complete the degree in as little as two years on a part-time basis.
  • Access to all of Wentworth’s resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.
  • Program Objectives

    Completing an associate degree in Architectural Technology at Wentworth will enable you to:

    • Enter a competitive apprenticeship, and prepare for immediate employment.
    • Step directly into Wentworth’s building construction management or project management bachelor’s program.
    • Qualify for positions in architectural, construction, engineering and facilities management firms.
    • Boost your earning potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary in Massachusetts for architectural designers was almost $50,000 in 2010, while drafters made just over $49,000 annually.
  • Admissions Requirements & Process

    Applicants to the associate degree in Architectural Technology program should have a minimum of three years of work experience. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Official high school, GED or college transcripts
    • Current resume
    • Successful completion of the online math placement exam (if necessary)


    • $475 per credit hour

Program Curriculum


    Semester one

    • BLDG155: Construction Methods (4)
    • MATH225: College Math A (3)

    Semester two

    • ARCH145: Architectural CADD (4)
    • MATH230: College Math B (3)

    Semester three

    • MATH235: College Math C (3)
    • ARCH195: Contract Drawing & Methods I (4)

    Semester one

    • PHYS205: Physics A (3)
    • BLDG210: Concrete Construction Methods (4)

    Semester two

    • ENGL 105: English Composition (3)
    • ARCH201: Contract Drawing & Methods II (4)

    Semester three

    • ARCH216: Structural Design (4)
    • ENGL 116: Literature & Composition (3)

    Semester one

    • HUMN105: Intro to Art & Architecture (3)
    • BLDG355: Basic Building Services (4)

    Semester two

    • ARCH184: Design 1: Design Principles (4)
    • BLDG150: Contracts & Codes (4)

    Semester three

    • BLDG350: Project Estimating & Scheduling (4)
    • ELECTIVE: Humanities or Social Science (3)

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