The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 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; Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering offices; Landscape Architects' offices or related fields. Computer-aided design using AutoCAD and Revit software forms the core of this program.
Competency-based course work builds on residential and commercial plans developed in introductory courses progressing to a set of Architectural working drawings. Drafting courses are grouped and sequenced by specific drawing types. This allows detailed study and analysis of the theory, standards, and decision-making processes influencing the development of drawings as well as the interrelationships among various types of drawings in the finished set.
Students will work individually and in teams in a professional environment and will develop drawings, which incorporate typical design industry conventions and methods, code requirements, and local construction techniques. Lessons are real-world based and are designed to teach responsible problem solving, building from one situation or set of conditions to the next as students create professional quality working drawings.
A Certificate of Completion (CCL) program in Architectural Technology is also available.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.
|ARC141||Architectural CAD I: Introduction||3|
|ARC142||Architectural CAD II: Plans and Elevations||3|
|ARC243||Architectural CAD III: Site Plans and Sections||3|
|ARC244||Architectural CAD IV: Structural Systems||3|
|ARC245||Architectural CAD V: Mechanical and Electrical Systems||3|
|ARC265||Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup||3|
|ARC270||Architectural Technology Synthesis||3|
|ARC+++++ Any ARC Architecture courses except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.||1-9|
|ARC296++||Cooperative Education (any suffixed courses)||1-4|
|ARH100||Introduction to Art||3|
|BLT+++++ Any BLT Building Safety and Construction Technology course||3|
|CAD+++++ Any CAD Computer-Aided Drafting courses||1-6|
|CIS+++++ Any CIS Computer Information Systems Adobe Photoshop course||1-3|
|CNS+++++Any CNS Construction course||3|
|DFT+++++ Any DFT Drafting Technology courses||1-6|
|INT115||Historical Architecture and Furniture||3|
|INT120||Modern Architecture and Furniture||3|
|General Education Requirement||Credits 21-26|
|General Education Core||Credits 12-17|
|First-Year Composition||Credits 6|
|Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area|
|Oral Communication||Credits 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area|
|Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area|
|General Education Distribution||Credits 9|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Credits 2|
|Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area. (ARH100 in Restricted Electives area would satisfy this category; however, an additional 3 credits of Restricted Electives would then have to be taken.)|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Credits 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area|
|Natural Sciences||Credits 4|
|Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.|
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) commands, operations and file management required to complete plan and elevation drawings. (ARC141)
- Use CAD to create fully annotated, professional quality plan and elevation views for residential or commercial applications. (ARC142)
- Using CAD and working from residential or commercial layouts, develop fully annotated, professional quality roof, roof framing, floor framing and foundation plans. (ARC244)
- Given residential or commercial layouts, use CAD to produce fully annotated, professional quality electrical, mechanical (Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning - HVAC), plumbing and reflected ceiling plans. (ARC245)
- Incorporate applicable local codes, construction materials and methods, and professional office practices in the development of residential or commercial drawings and applications. (ARC142, ARC243, ARC244, ARC245)
- Demonstrate basic drawing, modeling and rendering skills to complete architectural drawings using Revit. (ARC250)
- Analyze and interpret architectural working drawings and related contract documents. (ARC251)
- Demonstrate basic skills to create 3D views of architectural drawings using Sketchup. (ARC265)
- Using AutoCAD, integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite courses to complete working drawings under supervision comparable to workplace situations. (ARC270)