School of Engineering and Computing

Architectural & Building Engineering Technology (AAS)

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Make your mark on history by seeing your ideas take shape in the built environment. Vermont Tech offers exciting and challenging classes on how to plan, shape, and maintain the structures in the world around us. You’ll gain the fundamental skills of architectural and engineering drafting, including instruction in CAD systems, along with a foundation in science, mathematics, and technical writing. Practical projects involve laboratory testing and field observation of construction.

Launch 2021 Morrill (Randolph Center)

Graduates of this program are prepared for a wide range of careers working with architects and engineers, including contractors, project managers, drafters, and surveyors.

Graduates of the program are also prepared to advance to bachelor’s degree programs in architecture or construction management to further enhance their abilities to effect positive change in the world.

The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page

A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design solutions for well defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret results
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Professional skills: be immediately productive in the workplace
  • Management skills: handle workload responsibility based on knowledge of necessary skills
  • Engineering skills: demonstrate knowledge of theory and ability to perform workload applications
  • Innovation skills: engage in post-degree learning and adapt to new and changing technologies

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The student, in consultation with their advisor, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits and required program courses. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Program enrollment and graduation count  

Curriculum Details


Job Projections

Architecture & Engineering Occupations
That Translates Into



Projected Employment Growth for Architecture & Engineering Occupations, 2019-2029 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate






Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)


  • Addison Residential
  • Aldridge and Elliot
  • Black River Design
  • Blodgett Supply Co.
  • Cushman Design Group
  • Engineering Ventures
  • G4 Design Studios
  • MRH Engineering P.C.
  • Snyder Homes
  • State of Vermont
  • SW Cole
  • Vermont Department of Building & General Services
  • Vermont Mechanical
  • Whiting-Turner
  • WV Engineering Associates
  • Wiemann Lamphere

Job Titles

  • Architectural Designer
  • Draftsperson
  • HVAC/R Sales Engineer
  • Practicing Engineer
  • Architectural Estimator
  • CAD Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Project Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Designer
  • Design Engineer
  • Architect

Dillon Delano

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  • I take advantage of the tutoring sessions
  • I love enjoying the outdoors
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Caleb Bristol

  • I appreciate Vermont Tech faculty’s one-on-one attention.
  • I’ve made lots of connections through professional organizations.
  • I’ve met engineers who rave about Vermont Tech.
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