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Architectural Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Architectural Technology program is designed to provide the informational, attitudinal, and technical skills required for an entry-level position as a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) operator in Architectural or Interior Design offices or related fields. Students develop two-­dimensional (2D) and three-­dimensional (3D) drawings and models utilizing industry standard CAD, Revit, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, and learn presentation methods and construction documentation conventions. Students may apply these courses towards the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology (3708).

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
5708
Award: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
27
Award notes

A grade of C or better is required for all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:27
ARC141Architectural CAD I: Introduction3
ARC142Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations3
ARC243Architectural CAD III: Site Plans and Sections3
ARC244Architectural CAD IV: Structural Systems3
ARC245Architectural CAD V: Mechanical and Electrical Systems3
ARC/INT250Basic Revit3
ARC251Intermediate Revit3
ARC265/INT251Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup3
ARC270Architectural Technology Synthesis3
Competencies
  • Apply current standards in dimensioning, symbology, linetypes, lineweights, drawing notes for working drawings, design related drawings to read, interpret, and produce construction documents and portfolio-quality working drawings. (ARC141, ARC142, ARC243, ARC244, ARC245, ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC265/INT251, ARC270)
  • Use the latest 2D, 3D, and 3D parametric modeling CAD software to develop technical drawings and solid models in a manner that is efficient and compliant with standard industry practices. (ARC141, ARC142, ARC243, ARC244, ARC245, ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC265/INT251, ARC270)
  • Utilize BIM concepts in project development. (ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC270)
  • Employ the principles and theory of construction processes and properties of materials. (ARC141, ARC142, ARC243, ARC244, ARC245, ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC265/INT251, ARC270)
  • Apply construction industry codes and standards. (ARC141, ARC142, ARC243, ARC244, ARC245, ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC265/INT251, ARC270)
  • Produce sketches, multi-view layouts, sections, details, working drawings, and building components schedules. (ARC141, ARC142, ARC243, ARC244, ARC245, ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC265/INT251, ARC270)
  • Utilize traditional modeling techniques and 3D printing for project conceptualization. (ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC270)
  • Communicate with others in verbal and in written form to collaboratively solve complex problems within the discipline. (ARC141, ARC142, ARC243, ARC244, ARC245, ARC/INT250, ARC251, ARC265/INT251, ARC270)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.