Program Description

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Architectural Technology is defined as the study of design, systems, and construction pertaining to the science of building. The Architectural Technology program is designed to develop marketable competence in a wide variety of skills within the building design profession. Leading objectives include developing the ability to apply technology to building design and to communicate practical solutions. This comprehensive program prepares the student in architectural and graphic design and the application of structural and heavy construction principles. The ability to apply codes to building design is developed, while emphasizing life safety. Skills in applying steel framing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and other engineering principles to building design are also stressed. Analysis of construction materials, understanding job management, scheduling, specifications, and application of contract documents to typical building construction round out the curriculum. Completion of the architectural program also offers graduates an opportunity to continue their education at several of the fine architectural schools in Massachusetts and out of state.

Construction is one of the largest industries in the United States, and Massasoit graduates are successfully self- employed or employed as:

  • Architects
  • Building Inspectors
  • Construction Coordinators
  • Construction Managers
  • Contractor Support
  • Educators
  • Estimators
  • House Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Self-Employed Contractors

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