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Architectural Technology - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.15872

As an Architectural Technician, you may assist licensed architects, construction engineers, urban planners and other design personnel in most phases of the development of building or site projects. This program has an emphasis on job entry skill development for employment in occupations such as: draftsperson, for installation and shop drawings; building appraiser for financial institutions or real estate firms, estimator or supervisor for contractors; inspector for government agencies.

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
LW 220W1Lifelong Wellness AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course ______________
OR ______________
LW 223W(2)Wellness in Technical Trades ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________
MTH---3/4Any Approved Intermediate Algebra Course or Higher ______________

Core Program Requirements

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ARC 1013Materials and Methods of Construction ______________
ARC 1113Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings ______________
ARC 2043Estimating Building Construction ______________
ARC 2112Elements of Structural Design ______________
ARC 2213Site Preparation ______________
RC 1013Construction Print Interpretation ______________
TTI 1102Sustainable Building Principles ______________

Successful completion of the Core Program courses prepare the student for completing the Architectural Technology Associate Degree, the Construction Management Associate Degree, or the Residential Construction Degree. Please refer to the catalog page for the relevant Program Requirement Courses.

Architectural Technology Program Requirements

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ARC 1054Architectural Drafting I ______________
ARC 1064Architectural Drafting II ______________
ARC 1143Introduction to CAD ______________
ARC 2053Architectural Drafting III ______________
ARC 2063Architectural Drafting IV ______________
ARC 2143Architectural AutoCAD 3D Basics ______________
ARC 2243Building Information Modeling ______________
ART 1113Drawing I ______________
ART 251W3Architectural History ______________

Approved Electives (Choose one or two courses totaling a minimum of 3 credits)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ART 1073Elements of Photography ______________
ART 1013Photography I ______________
ART 2213Photography II ______________
ART 1123Drawing II ______________
ART 1153Two-Dimensional Design ______________
ART 1163Three-Dimensional Design ______________
ART 2063Digital Photography ______________
CST ---1/4Any Computer Science & Information Technology Course ______________
ENT 131W3Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management I ______________
MGT 1453Principles of Sales ______________
MGT 153W3Introduction to Business ______________
MGT 251W3Business Law I OR ______________
ENT 221W(3)Law for Entrepreneurs ______________
MTH ---3/4Any Math Course (121 or higher) ______________
RC ---Any Residential Construction Course that is not co-listed ______________

65/67Total Credits


1 - Courses ARC 105, 106, 205, 206 must be taken in sequential order. For information about day and/or evening availability of courses, contact a technical career counselor.
2 - This program prepares you for a technical level career, but some courses are transferable to baccalaureate degree programs in Architecture. If you want to be an architect, you are advised to consult with a counselor about transfer requirements.
3 - Students planning to transfer should take any approved College Composition II requirement.
4 - Any MTH 119 or higher (except MTH 153) meets the Math requirement for this program.
5 - A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in ARC 101, ARC 106, ARC 205, ARC 206, ARC 211.

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