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Pursue your eye for design.

OCC’s Architectural Design Studies Program helps students develop the skills necessary to succeed in careers in a variety of architectural design and construction industries.

What You'll Learn

Use industry standard software to design and draft plans for building projects, develop solutions for architectural design challenges, and consider the social impact and sustainability of the built environment. You will also focus on developing your ability to compose design plans that are dynamic and functional.

Check out the 2020 Student Show to see the work produced in this program. 

Where You'll Go

Dive right into your career as a drafting technician, computer-aided drafting designer, or architectural designer.

Typical Salary


Popular careers, their growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Drafting Technician, Computer-aided Drafting Designer, or Architectural Designer. +1% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary, demand, and growth potential gathered from Lightcast and Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
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Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University