Architectural Technology - A40100

This program will equip you with the knowledge and skills that can lead to a rewarding career in the field of architecture or an associated profession.

You will receive training in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications and computer applications. You will also complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit your specific goals.

Upon completion, you will have career opportunities in the architecture, engineering and construction. At participating universities, you may be able to continue your education toward a bachelor’s degree.

Career Outlook

According to U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters was $44,490 in May, 2008, and employment is expected to grow by 6 percent between 2006 and 2016.

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
COM 110 Intro. to Communication
or
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM/FA Humanities/Fine Arts Core Elective
SOC/BEH Social/Behavioral Sci. Core Elective
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I
or
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

Technical Core Courses
ARC 112 Const. Materials & Methods
ARC 131 Building Codes
ARC 132 Specifications & Contract
SST 140 Green Building & Design Concepts

Program Major Courses
ARC 111 Intro. to Arch. Technology
ARC 114 Architectural CAD
ARC 113 Residential Arch. Tech.
ARC 213 Design Project
ARC 230 Environmental Systems

Other Major Courses
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab
ARC 211 Light Constr. Technology
ARC 212 Commercial Constr. Technology
ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD
ARC 231 Arch. Presentations
ARC 240 Site Planning
EGR 250 Statics/Strength of Mater
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics

Other Required Courses
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting

Total Hours for Graduation 75

 


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