A.A.S. Degree in Architectural Technology

“In 1989, Orange County Community College provided an undecided student with a solid foundation in architecture that has taken me on an exciting journey of travel and business. I was accepted by the Pratt Institute and became president and director of an architectural subsidiary of a global petroleum company. I now own my own business and hire the best qualified employees—those who have graduated the Architectural Technology program at SUNY Orange.”

-- Joseph J. Minuta

Program Description

If you like figuring out how pieces and parts go together, or spending time thinking about how rooms and spaces can be arranged, a career in architectural technology may be for you. Architecture is everywhere and we spend the majority of our time living and working in buildings, or driving from building to building. As the entire Hudson Valley region continues to grow, opportunities are favorable for careers in building-related fields.

Architectural Technology graduates make careers, most often as CAD operators, in many different building related fields: architectural firms, engineering firms, building product manufacturers, governmental agencies, general contracting firms, institutional facilities, consultant firms, and kitchen and bath consultants.

Top 5 reasons you should study Architectural Technology at SUNY Orange

  • Students form close working relationships with each other and instructors in a close-knit professional environment.
  • Graduates enter the workforce as versatile and well-trained employees.
  • Transfer opportunities exist for those graduates who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • The Architecture Club provides an opportunity for students to travel and visit well-known architectural sites and to build upon the camaraderie formed in the classroom.
  • students wil leave the program with digital portfolio of their work.