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Architectural Technology, A.A.S.

Turning an architect’s vision into reality requires technical and managerial expertise—from knowing how to prepare accurate designs to overseeing the construction process. Our program will prepare you to become a highly skilled specialist with a keen understanding of both function and design, ready to excel in architecture, construction, engineering, and related fields. Our graduates have found a wealth of focused, solid career options that did not require the time or expense of pursuing a professional degree in architecture.

The curriculum includes courses in architectural drawing and computer aided design (CAD), principles of architectural design and visualization, materials and building construction, as well as a complementary core curriculum in writing and verbal communication, critical thinking, pre-calculus, and physics for architects.

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Who We Are

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Adding a minor can give extra value to your degree, boosting your appeal to employers and to graduate and post-degree programs.

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Architecture and Design Facilities

See your designs come to life by utilizing the school's labs, studios, and galleries, as well as 3D printers, plotters, and the latest technology.

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Average salary for an NYIT A.A.S. in Architectural Technology graduate with 10 years of experience (in the New York area), according to

What We Do

Designed for Humans: Resilient Architecture

Students and faculty at NYIT are designing green solutions to the challenges of climate change.

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Career Talk: Architecture

NYIT alum Tommy Zung describes his passion for architecture and the benefits of working in a collaborative space.

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Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Architectural CAD Design Technician
  • Architectural Paraprofessional
  • Building Inspector
  • Cost Estimator
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Specifications Writer

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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Each degree program has dedicated advisors who will help guide you through your academic career at NYIT — anything from course registration to requirements for graduation.

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