Degree: Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code: 5317
Curriculum Code: 0538
Campus Location: South
Engineering & Technologies Division
Pre-Admission Recommendations: Math I, Math II, (Physics preferred)
Recommended H.S. Courses and/or Experiences: 3 years Math
Career Opportunities/Further Education: Architectural Engineering and Construction or transfer to Bachelor’s Degree Program
The Architectural Technology-Construction Technology program provides the skills necessary to produce construction documents for both residential and commercial projects. Emphasis is placed on the graphic communications necessary for the fabrication of structures.
The fundamental objective of the program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in architecture or in related construction fields.
Students are provided with a comprehensive architecture program, which addresses code application and compliance, material selection and construction methods, structural design and analysis, as well as architectural design, planning and detailing. Coursework involves training on a variety of the latest computer aided design software programs, including 3D modeling.
Graduates of the program are prepared to assume entry-level architectural positions. However, many of the program’s graduates transfer to four-year institutions for advanced degrees.
To successfully complete the program, a candidate must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in all departmental courses.
Students are encouraged to become active in the Campus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and other appropriate professional organizations. There is also an internship program available in the forth semester for students who wish to gain office experience. Students must meet the requirements as set forth by the Architecture Technology Program. Night class course options are based upon student demand.
Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology—Construction Technology, the graduate will be able to:
- Use a computer with basic competency
- Create necessary drawings required for the construction of both residential and commercial structures
- Interpret and apply building codes; state, federal and industrial codes; standards and regulations
- Research products and materials in resources such as Sweets Catalog and manufacturer’s literature
- Select appropriate materials for building applications
- Understand construction specifications based upon the CSI format
- Interpret, modify and select the appropriate contract documents necessary for the construction of both residential and commercial structures
- Apply the basics of a computer graphics system to specific architectural applications
- Apply principles of structural mechanics, mechanical building systems and plumbing systems
Total Degree Credits: 67.0