Architectural & Building Engineering Technology, A.A.S.
With an A.A.S. in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology from Vermont State University, you will learn the technical side of architecture, design, and the construction process for a career in helping to shape our built environment.
You will develop a broad knowledge of the aesthetic design, space planning, materials, methods, heating, cooling, lightingand structural systems of modern construction. You’ll also acquire practical skills in drafting, computer-aided design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM) team-based design processes, and project management.
Upon graduation, you will be ready to enter the field in a wide range of positions working with architects and engineers, contractors, project managers, drafters, and surveyors. Alternatively, you may continue to build your professional skills by continuing directly on to the Vermont State Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Technology degree or by applying for bachelor’s degree programs at other architecture or engineering universities.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Architectural & Building Engineering Technology, A.A.S. This includes the general tuition and program tuition.
$13,680 Full Time Annual
$24,696 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Architectural & Building Engineering at Vermont State?
Many Career Paths: Explore your options and find the niche that fits you best. You’ll be exposed to many distinct specialties within the construction industry to help you identify and build your skills in the area that grabs your interest.
Work-Ready Skills: With your architectural engineering technology degree, start a job with confidence from day one. This hands-on program gives you plenty of practical experience with real-world projects. You’ll build skills in industry-standard design software, the construction planning process, and working with teams to see a project through to completion.
Emphasis on Sustainability: Learn the key elements of green design, energy efficiency, and cost savings. You’ll bring extra value to the job Click here to enter text.in a context where companies are increasingly committed to building in a way that is good for both the bottom line and the planet.
Individualized Attention: Enjoy the benefits of small class sizes. A student-teacher ratio of 1:14 means that your instructors will know you personally and provide individualized instruction and support when you need it.
A Foundation to Build On: Get off on the right foot. If you’re interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree or professional certification, this rigorous program will give you a powerful head start. Continue to develop your professional competence and apply to architecture school or other engineering programs, including our own B.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology.
What You’ll Learn
Our curriculum combines the design-related content you would expect to find in an architecture degree with the practical skills and knowledge about the construction process you would expect in a architectural technology associate degree.
Courses include plenty of group work and real-world projects to give you practice in applying the skills and design principles you’re learning.
You’ll graduate with a robust set of skills and competence in areas including:
Architectural and engineering drafting
CAD and BIM systems, including Autodesk Revit
The construction process, from design through project completion
Aesthetic design, space planning, materials, heating, cooling, lighting and structural systems, and loads
Construction project management
Technical writing and project-related presentations
Through your coursework, you’ll apply what you’re learning through practical projects. For some of these projects, you’ll have the chance to use your new skills to meet the needs of local groups and organizations.
Faculty and students from our program have participated in designing and/or building each of the five Habitat for Humanity homes in Randolph, Vermont.
Each year students give architectural design input to community projects in Vermont and New Hampshire such as: the proposed Vermont Holocaust Memorial, the proposed Lotus Lake renovations, the proposed Piermont Town Hall, and the proposed Vermont Mountaineers ballfield concession and locker rooms. You may even be able to make an impact on campus. Students have performed energy assessments of buildings on our campuses and made recommendations on ways to reduce energy consumption.
CAD and BIM Labs
Material Testing Labs
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. For decades, ABET has established the standards for the training of professionals in engineering-related fields. Accreditation means you can have confidence that you’ll graduate with the knowledge and tools you need for architectural engineering technology jobs.