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The profession of architecture touches everyone's life and
is central to solving problems in the creation of a built
environment. Architectural technicians are problem solvers
who work with clients on the design of buildings. They also
create plans and specifications that direct the construction
of a building and coordinate the work of other professional
consultants and engineers.
Managing information and responding to the many diverse
requirements of governments, building conditions, and
society is increasingly important in the construction
industry. The architectural profession is rapidly integrating
the technology of computers and automation to assist
in the management of information and to free up time for
The instruction in architectural technology at Thaddeus
Stevens College prepares students to become qualified
for employment in the architectural profession and to
transfer into architectural programs in nationally-accredited
universities. The instruction also provides retraining in
technological applications for people currently employed in
or reentering the profession.
High school prerequisites for this program are Algebra I & II
and a GPA of at least 2.5.
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A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Demonstrate knowledge of architectural presentation
skills including perspective, rendering, and illustration.
* Demonstrate skill in freehand drafting, instrument
drafting, and sketching.
* Demonstrate knowledge of building structure, materials,
and construction methods.
* Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and
plumbing building systems.
* Demonstrate knowledge of basic architectural design
and building code principles for residential and small
* Apply mathematical skills necessary for architectural
* Apply AutoCAD® to architectural design and drafting
* Explain professional architectural practice.
* Demonstrate knowledge of site planning and design.
* Demonstrate knowledge of architectural terminology.
* Demonstrate oral, written, and visual communication