The architecture technology program, the only one of its kind in the City University of New York system, educates students to assist the architect and perform at a high level of design, construction documents and construction stages of a building project. The program familiarizes students with the up-to-date architectural office practices and procedures including Building Information Modeling (BIM) three-dimensional modeling and parametrics, visualization and computer aided design (CAD). Studio work gives the students the opportunity to develop their talents by participating in the various architectural projects from inception to final drawings and models.
After completing the requirements for the Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree students receive their degree certificates are invited to participate the school's graduation ceremonies.
Students are able to continue their studies after completing their Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The graduates of the AAS degree program who want a strong emphasis in design or technology may transfer to the four year Bachelor of Technologies (B.Tech) program.
A partial listing of positions that graduates of this program will qualify for includes: architectural technician, CADD drafter, architectural renderer, architectural model maker, manufacturer's representative, assistant specifications writer, and clerk of the works. Employers of the graduates of these programs have included: Davis/Brody Architects, The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Gwathmey Siegel, HOK, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Michael Lynn Associates, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Department of Parks, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, U.S. Government Corps of Engineers, Walker Group, Peter Brooks Associates (England), Heier & Monse Architects (Germany) and Christian Moreau Architects (France).