Architectural Design Technology, A.A.S.

Jonah Godfrey, TRCC Student

“I transferred to Three Rivers and changed my focus because the architecture classes inspired my interest. It has given me a lot of new energy. It’s a rare and interesting opportunity to study architecture at a community college and be able to then continue on to a four-year institute that specializes in it.”
Jonah Godfrey, Construction Technology, A.A.S.

This program extends opportunities for those interested in the design and construction of the built environment, preparing students for transfer into baccalaureate and professional-degree architecture programs or for entry-level technical positions in architecture, engineering or construction firms.

The program builds mastery of valuable skill-sets, first establishing techniques in traditional (board) and then state-of-the-art (CAD ad Revit) drafting, then expands the technical core that includes blueprint reading, construction materials, codes and regulations, and typical project documentation.  Students elect a concentration in architecture or construction management, tracking students through a sequence of architecture courses that explore creativity, exercise the design process and problem-solving skills, and instills the values of sustainable and responsible site design and development or; tracking through a sequence of construction courses that explore project estimating, sequencing logistics and management.

Upon completion, students will have built a portfolio of work to be used for transfer or to pursue an entry-level technical position in an architecture, engineering or construction firm, municipal building and planning offices, transportation, utility, and construction material industries.

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Career Options

Construction Firms
Municipal Building and Planning Offices
Transportation, Utility, and Construction Departments

Transfer Options

Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph
Western Connecticut State University 

Related Degrees & Certificates

Because you are interested in the Architectural Design Technology, A.A.S., you might want to look at these programs, too.

Engineering Science, A.S.
Environmental Engineering Technology, A.S.
General Engineering Technology, A.A.S
Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.S.
Physics Studies, A.A. – CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree

Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate
Construction Management Certificate

Courses & Outcomes

See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

Patrick Burton

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., University of New Haven; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBusiness and Technologies Department Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Computer Science
Office: C162
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9476
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Mark Comeau

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., B.Arch., Roger Williams University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Licensed-Registered Architect, CT, RI, NY NCARB Board CertifiedBusiness and Technologies Department Department Chair & Professor of Construction Technology
Office: C218
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9415
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Aaron Dahlen

A.A., Northland Community College; B.S., Minnesota State University Mankato; M.S., Minnesota State University MankatoBusiness and Technologies Department Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
Office: C140
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9476

Thomas Dobkowski

A.S., Hartford State Technical College; B.S., Central Connecticut State UniversityBusiness and Technologies Department Lab Technician
(860) 215-9449
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Michael Gentry

B.S., M.S., Cornell UniversityBusiness and Technologies Department Associate Professor of Engineering
Office: C154
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9428
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Diba A Khan-Bureau, Ph.D.

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology
Office: C264
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9443
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Soumyashree Sahoo

B.A., Krupajal Engineering College; M.A., Konarek Institute of Science and TechnologyBusiness and Technologies Department Computer Science Lecturer
Office: C106
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9409
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James R Sherrard

B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; M.S.N.E., M.S.N.A., Nav. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S.M.E., University of Connecticut; M.S.N.S., Catholic University of America; P.E., MarylandBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Nuclear Engineering Technology
Office: C-210
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9472


Mark Comeau