Graduate Options

Educational Opportunities:

The majority of graduates from the two-year AAS in Architectural Technology degree program continue their education at Ferris in one of the following two-year baccalaureate degree programs:

  • BS in Architecture and Sustainability
  • BS in Facility Management
  • BS in Construction Management
  • BA in Interior Design at Ferris’ Kendall College of Art & Design


The technology and foundation skills emphasized in the AAS program compliments the theory and practice emphasized in the BS programs to produce a well-rounded professional education.


Employment Opportunities:

 Those graduates, who choose employment, typically find positions as architectural technicians or BIM and CAD operators in architectural firms. The demand for architectural technology skills goes beyond the conventional architectural firm and other employment opportunities can be found with engineering firms, construction companies and building product manufacturers.


Average salaries for an architectural technician (U.S. Department of Labor, 2008)

  • Entry-level $29,000 to $35,000
  • 10 years experience $38,000-$52,000