Architectural Technology

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Architectural Technology students analyzing construction materials

Take the first steps toward your dream career in architecture with FLCC's Architectural Technology degree program. From entry-level drafting to more complex designs, you will gain a solid foundation of knowledge and technical experience.

The Program

Our A.A.S. Architectural Technology degree program provides the knowledge and technical experience needed to advance beyond entry-level drafting to more complex designs leading to a career in architecture. You'll receive a solid education that will get you ready to explore a four-year science or five-year professional architectural degree program, if that's your goal.

Instruction emphasizes technical competence and utilizes computer-aided drafting (CAD). You'll utilize a well-equipped CAD lab, which offers 24 networked PCs with current versions of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Microsoft Office, Google SketchUp, Revit, and SOLIDWORKS. Networked output devices include a 3D printer, color laser printer, and large format color plotter. At FLCC, you'll have everything you need to build higher and farther than you could've ever imagined!

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:

  • Design projects based on the study of historic precedence and its evolution to stimulate artistic sensitivities and creative sensibilities.
  • Analyze construction materials, methods, techniques and sustainability.
  • Present projects using various media typical to the architectural industry.
  • Analyze typical processes for the professional practice of architecture.

The Experience

In your program experience, you'll engage in classroom assignments and projects that simulate tasks that would likely take place in an office setting and the design studio of a five-year professional program. Learn more about the practical experience you'll gain in this program.


Matthew Rischpater is the lead instructor and advisor for the Architectural Technology program. He has over 20 years of experience in designing residential and small commercial structures throughout Western and Central New York, Miami, and the Florida Keys. Combined with his field experience, Rischpater brings a passionate approach to architectural theory and history in the classes he teaches at FLCC.

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As a student in this program, you'll experience all aspects of the architectural profession.

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