Associate in Applied Science
Chairperson: Dr. Christine LaPlante
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-7355
The Architectural Technology A.A.S. program prepares students to explore innovative ideas and technologies that impact the environment and society. The curriculum is designed to provide technically trained personnel for the building construction industry and its interrelated fields of architecture and engineering at a level between the skilled artisan and the professional engineer and architect. Students enrolled in the Architectural Technology program will develop an understanding of the interwoven problems and relationships of the owner, architect, engineer, contractor and municipalities as they apply to the planning, design and erection of buildings.
Required and elective courses emphasize detailed residential and commercial construction drawings, rendering and designing of a variety of building types applying current codes, drafting media, and computer generated design. Equally emphasized is the understanding of building methods, materials, structure and mechanical systems and cost estimating procedures.
Because the course of study encompasses technology, natural and social sciences, math and the arts, there are various opportunities for graduates of the program in both the public and private areas. Graduates will be qualified for employment in architectural design and planning firms as well as for positions in architectural preservation, development corporations, construction companies, engineering firms and surveying firms.
The Architectural Technology program provides an excellent opportunity for students who plan to work in the architectural field upon graduation or who wish to transfer to a four-year architectural program in order to become a registered architect, and is fully consistent with the academic mission of the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College and furthers its goal of providing an educated workforce for the Capital Region and beyond.
Program Entrance Requirements
|Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course)
||70 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $665.