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Architectural Technology

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architectural Technology provides students with a foundation of architectural concepts, technical skills, and values rooted in sustainability. With this associate degree, students can continue in the School of Built Environment and earn a bachelor’s degree or begin their career in an entry-level position in architecture- or facility-related occupations.

An Associate Degree in Architectural Technology prepares students for continued education at Ferris to earn a:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Facility Management
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Kendall College of Art and Design

First Year Fall Semester

ARCH 101

Architectural Graphics

ARCH 112

Materials & Methods of Construction

ARTS 101

Basic Art

ENGL 150

English 1

MATH 120


FSUS 100

FSU Seminar

First Year Spring Semester

ARCH 102

Architectural Digital Graphics

ARCH 115

Interior & Exterior Finish Materials

ARCH 119

Sustainability in Architecture: Introduction

ARCH Elective

Architecture Elective

COMM (choose one)

COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication

Self and Society

Self and Society Elective

Second Year Fall Semester

ARCH 203

Architectural Documentation

ARCH 241

Design Principles

ARCH 244

Architectural History 1

HVAC 337

Mechanical & Electrical Systems

PHYS 211

Introductory Physics 1

Second Year Spring Semester

ARCH 204

Architectural Detailing

ARCH 223

Statics & Strength of Materials

ARCH 245

Architectural History 2

ARCH Elective

Architectural Elective

ENGL 250

English 2

Architectural Electives

ARCH 242 Architectural Design Principles

ARCH 250 Cost Estimating

ARCH 270 Parametric Design

ARCH 350 Site Design

ARTS 220 3D Design

CONM 211 Construction Quantity Estimating

CONM 212 Soils and Foundations

CONM 222 Construction Administration

Entry requirements into the AAS in Architectural Technology include:

  • High School GPA of 2.75
  • Composite ACT = 19 OR Composite SAT = 990
  • Math ACT = 19 OR Math SAT = 550, Reading ACT = 17

Applications should be submitted by February 1 prior to fall semester requested. To apply online go to: www.ferris.edu/admissions.

Further information may be obtained by calling the Architecture and Facility Management Office at 231-591-3100, email at atfm@ferris.edu, or visit program web site www.ferris.edu/atfm

Our reputation among A&E firms, interior design firms, and corporations results in nearly 100% career placement. Graduates are working in Michigan and around the country, including:

  • Champlin Architecture
    Cincinnati, OH
  • DriDesign
    Holland, MI
  • Neumann Smith Architects
    Southfield, MI
  • GMB Architecture
    Holland, MI

Nearly half of our graduates go on to master’s degree programs around the country, including:

  • University of Colorado
  • Boston Architectural College
  • Clemson University
  • Ball State University