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Build a Building That Looks Like a Rocket Ship

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property. (except landscape and naval)

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45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Architect, Architectural Project Manager, Design Architect, Principal Architect, Principal Architectural Firm, Project Architect, Senior Architect/Design Manager, Senior Architectural Designer, Senior Planner, Specifications Writer

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 17-1011.00

O*NET Summary
  • $80k Median wages (annual)


  • 9,100 Projected job openings


What you Need to Know

  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D; Autodesk Revit; Bentley MicroStation; Trimble SketchUp Pro
  • Data base management system software — Apache Cassandra; Apache Hive; MongoDB; NoSQL
  • Data base user interface and query software — Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2; Amazon Redshift; Microsoft SQL Server; Oracle JDBC
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Project management software — Craftsman CD Estimator; Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management; Oracle Primavera Systems

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