Architectural Technology (ARC)

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Upon successful completion of the ARC program, graduates can be expected to have knowledge in the following areas of study.

  • Communications–Student will be able to graphically, orally and in writing present architectural ideas.

  • Technology – Student will have an understanding of structures, material and methods and environmental systems.

  • Practice–Student will be able to move from architectural programming and predesign activities through design and construction documentation and will have an understanding of the activities, organization and ethics of the profession.

  • History/Theory – Student will have awareness about precedent, ideas, culture and history of architecture.

  • Design–Student will be able to apply information from all other areas of study to solve a specific architectural problem or program.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

MAT 132

Technical Mathematics II or higher

3

ARC 103

Basic Architectural Drawing

3

ARC 105

Building Materials & Construction I

3

ARC 104

Introduction to Computer Graphics

1

ARC 113

Architecture Introductory Seminar

1

ART 101, ART 102
OR ART 104 

3

TOTAL

 

17


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

ARC 106

Building Materials & Construction II

3

ARC 110

Architectural Drawing

3

ARC 111

Advanced Computer Graphics

2

ARC 216

Design Theory

3

TOTAL

 

14


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Any course from Appendix D

3

ARC 202

Mechanics of Structures

2

ARC 122

Architectural Presentation

2

ARC 203

Architectural Design

3

ARC 205

Working Drawings

4

ARC 211

Environmental Systems

3

TOTAL

 

17


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

ARC 240

Capstone Project

4

ARC 207

Structural Analysis

3

ARC 214

Professional Practice

3

Elective (a)

 

3

TOTAL

 

16

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

64

 

a. Elective courses to be taken in Mathematics (Appendix A), Humanities (Appendix G), Social Sciences (Appendix C) or Natural Science (Appendix B). See General Education Appendices for available courses.