Architectural Technology

These curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions.

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in computer-aided drafting and design by showing technical mastery in the use of industry-relevant computer technology and software. Graduates will have the opportunity to become a certified Autodesk User in Revit, AutoCAD,  and SolidWorks CSWA.
  • Understand the construction process from the transformation of an idea or need into a completed project.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role, duties, and responsibilities of the members of the design team, including the different disciplines of construction related fields.

Contact Information

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Daniel Triplett, AAS
Lead Instructor of Architectural
Phone: 336-838-6406


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Technical Standards

The Architectural Technology program technical standards have been developed to inform students of the nonacademic essential functions of the program and profession. Examples are not all inclusive.

Standard Essential Function Examples
Oral / Written
  • Skills sufficient to communicate information and ideas so others will understand
  • Communicate with coworkers and customers
Mobility / Motor Skills
  • Motor skills sufficient to grasp and manipulate objects
  • Ability to perform basic computer functions
  • Mobility sufficient to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body
  • Draw with a stylus or drawing tool
  • Move a computer mouse, insert a flash drive, etc.
  • Physical activities may include:
    • Bending
    • Squatting
    • Lifting
    • Climbing
Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Ability to sit at computer for extended periods of time
  • Sit at desk for up to eight hours to finish projects

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Visual skills sufficient to see details at close range
  • Ability to visualize two- and three-dimensional objects and spaces
  • Ability to distinguish colors, shades, and textures
  • View and create blueprints, sketches, and schematic drawings
  • Read a tape measure
Environmental / Occupational Exposure
  • Possible exposure to extreme noise levels
  • Possible exposure to extreme weather
  • Possible exposure to dust, chemicals, and fumes
  • Visit construction sites
Field or Industry Professional Standards
  • Wear safety equipment

Disability Services Statement

Wilkes Community College is an ADA compliant institution. WCC does not discriminate based on a disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services, and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet eligibility requirements. WCC will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services, and/or activities. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of a program’s essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose this to Disability Services as soon as possible.

Associate to Bachelor Agreements

An Associate to Bachelor agreement is an opportunity for students to complete their Associate's degree at Wilkes Community College and then transfer into a specified program at a partnering four-year institution for their Bachelor's degree. Wilkes Community College has the following Associate to Bachelor agreements for our Architectural Technology graduates: