Architectural Technologies


A career in architectural technology, including the use of building information modeling, computer-aided drafting, engineering practices and more.

Make the models and drawings that transform into buildings and serve as a vital link between architects and contractors in the field of architectural technology. This is the perfect opportunity to put your technical skills to work in one of the 10 fastest-growing industries in the U.S. today. Earn a diploma or associate degree at DMACC and learn what it takes to bring a building to life, from developing models and construction drawings to understanding construction materials and how they can help the environment through sustainable building practices. If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career, this is it.​

About the Program:

Career Examples
What You'll Do
Core Job Skills
Average Salary

Architectural Technologies Career Examples

  • Architectural Drafter
  • CAD/BIM Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Specification Writer
  • Estimator

What You'll Do

  • Interact with computers
  • Draw, model, lay-out, and specify materials, assemblies, and equipment
  • Draft, lay out, and specify technical devices, parts, and equipment
  • Document/record information
  • Seek and use information
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers, or subordinates

Core Job Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/effort

Average Salary (Iowa)

  • $48,610 per year