Associate in Applied Science

Architectural Technology

Wentworth’s Associate degree in Architectural Technology (AAT) provides instruction in design methodology, technical knowledge, graphic language, and other skills of contemporary architectural practice, all of which will enable students to gain a stronger understanding of the built environment.

Many of our instructors work as leaders in the region's design, construction, and related industries, bringing a wealth of hands-on experience to match their theoretical expertise.

Graduates of the AAT program are qualified for positions in architectural, construction, engineering, and facilities management firms, and may also move on to Wentworth's bachelor's degree programs in Building Construction Management and Project Management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary in Massachusetts for mechanical engineering technicians was almost $50,000 in 2010, while drafters made just over $49,000 annually.

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The AAT program's convenient evening format allows adult learners to pursue their degree while still being able to work full-time and meet their personal obligations. Students may transfer up to 32 credits into the program from prior educational and professional experiences.  Depending on the number of credits transferred, students can complete the AAT degree at Wentworth in as little as two years on a part-time basis.

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience

Curriculum Requirements

Year One

Semester one

  • BLDG155: Construction Methods (4)
  • MATH225: College Math A (3)

Semester two

  • ARCH145: Architectural CADD (4)
  • MATH230: College Math B (3)

Semester three

  • MATH235: College Math C (3)
  • ARCH195: Contract Drawing & Methods I (4)

Year Two

Semester one

  • PHYS205: Physics A (3)
  • BLDG210: Concrete Construction Methods (4)

Semester two

  • ENGL 105: English Composition (3)
  • ARCH201: Contract Drawing & Methods II (4)

Semester three

  • ARCH216: Structural Design (4)
  • ENGL 116: Literature & Composition (3)

Year Three

Semester one

  • HUMN105: Intro to Art & Architecture (3)
  • BLDG355: Basic Building Services (4)

Semester two

  • ARCH184: Design 1: Design Principles (4)
  • BLDG150: Contracts & Codes (4)

Semester three

  • BLDG350: Project Estimating & Scheduling (4)
  • ELECTIVE: Humanities or Social Science (3)

Degree Total: 64 credits

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