The innovative Architectural Technology curriculum at Ferris State University has
a long and proud history of providing professional cutting edge architectural education.
The program is recognized among architects as producing qualified, employable graduates
with valued technical skills. Our graduates currently enjoy successful careers in
architecture, facility management, construction management and in other areas of the
The Architectural Technology Associate Degree program was established in the early
1950’s as an Architectural Drafting program. It has evolved into Architectural Technology
as the demands of the architecture profession have changed. Originally a program dealing
primarily with pencil and paper drafting, it is now a program with a strong focus
on digital drawing and building technology that builds proficiency in critical thinking
and technical skills.
Taught by practitioners, the architectural technology curriculum is unique in its
emphasis on the practice of the profession. Studio classes provide students with experience
in the areas of building materials, construction methods, building codes, architectural
digital graphics, presentation techniques, cost estimating and architectural design
and history. The curriculum provides the skills, knowledge, and the necessary preparation
to allow students to pursue related educational opportunities after graduation or
enter the workplace to become successful architectural technicians.
This two year program prepares students to apply for entry into three related baccalaureate
degree programs offered at Ferris:
Our faculty of practicing architects is dedicated to providing you with the tools,
knowledge and resources that will help you find your path to success.
We invite you to join us and be part of this valuable and dynamic community of professional
instruction and learning.