The Architectural Technician program prepares students for careers in the construction industry, working with architects, engineers, builders, contractors and municipal building departments. Using state-of-the-art computer technology, students prepare designs, construction drawings and specifications needed to communicate with clients, construction professionals and approval authorities. Student activities include preparing drawings for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional building types. Students are introduced to building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes, contracts, specifications, and the business environment for providing design and construction services. Centennial's Architectural Technician program places a strong emphasis on protecting the environment, energy conservation, and sustainable design and construction strategies.