Architectural Design Technology

What is 'Architectural Design Technology (ARCH)'? 

The Architectural Design Technology program combines drawing skills with architectural knowledge and powerful CAD software tools to prepare students for careers as professional architectural design technicians in the offices of architects, engineers, contractors and materials suppliers.

You will build a strong foundation of knowledge by learning classical drafting techniques, the art and language of architecture, the design process, how methods and materials shape buildings, the relationship between structural types, space usage and how architecture reflects the culture for which it is built. You will have the opportunity to apply these fundamentals, along with the latest architectural software principles and techniques, to practical lab projects.

Is it for you?

If you have a strong work ethic, the ability to work as a team member, enjoy hands-on work and the challenge of devising creative solutions to technical problems, this program is for you!

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Graduates have found employment during the last few years at a salary range of $14.50 to $17.00 per hour. There are many employment opportunities for architectural design technicians in the Omaha area.

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Program Faculty

Richard Hart, 531-622-1373
​Stephanie Ling, Program Coordinator 531-622-2127

Program Descriptions

Associate Degrees:

Career Certificates:

Credit Classes and Registration

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation." The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Architectural Documentation Software (ADSCC) - Career Certificate
Architectural Imaging Software (AAIS1) - Career Certificate
Architectural Residential (ADSC1) - Career Certificate