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Pursue your eye for design

Onondaga’s Architectural Department is highly regarded in the Central New York architectural community for its ability to instill skills that employers value most.  Graduates of the Architectural Technology program are eligible for a variety of employment opportunities in the design and construction industry.

What You'll Learn

Draft construction documents for residential and commercial projects, study major architectural movements, and learn how to use industry-standard software to bring your ideas to life. You'll also focus on improving your observational and drawing skills and understanding smart, functional design.

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

Where You'll Go

Dive right into your career as an architect assistant, drafter, or estimator.

If you want to continue  your education, your credits will transfer to a 4-year school.

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating


Popular careers, their growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Drafter 8% Low

Real Data from Central New York

  • Positions included in this analysis do not all require a college degree or certificate.
  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.