Architectural & Building Engineering Technology

Improve your surroundings and watch your ideas take shape before your eyes. Develop your skills in drawing, CAD systems, science, math, and technical writing as you prepare to work as a project manager, drafter, engineering or architectural technician, and more. This program also prepares you to apply for bachelor’s degree programs in architecture and engineering.

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Why Study Architectural & Building Engineering Technology at Vermont State?

  • Many industry niches: You’ll be exposed to the many specialties within the building and construction industry to help you select individual career goals.
  • Small class sizes: A student-teacher ratio of 1:14 means that your instructors will know you personally and provide individualized support when you need it.  
  • Emphasis on sustainability: Learn the key elements of green design, energy efficiency, and cost savings.  
  • Foundation for learning: If you’re interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree or professional certification, this program will help you build a path toward architecture school or other engineering programs, including continuing on in our own bachelor’s program in Architectural Engineering Technology.

Financial Aid for Architectural & Building Engineering Technology Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in architectural and building engineering technology to students across Vermont and Beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships and Jobs in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology

Through your coursework, you’ll work on practical projects, some of which are designed to meet the needs of local groups and organizations. Some students also perform energy assessments of buildings on our campuses and make recommendations on ways to reduce energy consumption.

Careers held by recent graduates include:  

  • Architectural designer at Freeman French Freeman Architects in Burlington, VT 
  • Project Manager at Cushman Design Group in Stowe, VT.  
  • Design Program Manager for augmented reality at Meta in San Francisco, CA 
  • Architectural / Structural CAD specialist at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Emeryville, CA 


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

Student Stories

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“I knew that I learned best in smaller classroom settings with more one-on-one time with the teachers, and I knew that I would flourish in a college with more hands-on learning.”  

Dillon Delano, ’18