Architectural Technology

The Architectural Technology curriculum at Ferris State has a long and proud history of providing professional, practice-based 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 built environment.

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, and architectural design and history. These skills and knowledge provide the necessary preparation to allow students to pursue related educational opportunities after graduation or enter the workplace to become architectural technicians.

The Mission of the Architectural Technology Associate degree program is to provide students with a foundation of architectural concepts, skills and values necessary to continue education for advanced degrees in programs related to the built environment or enter the employment market at an entry-level position in architecture and professions related to the built environment.

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.

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