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Architectural Technology

Curriculum Description

The Architectural Technology curriculum provides individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions.

Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs.

Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A40100
NC CIP: 15.0101
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ARC 111 Intro to Arch Technology 1 6 0 3
ARC 112 Constr Matls & Methods 3 2 0 4
ARC 250 Survey of Architecture 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
   
    12 10 0 16

Spring Semester
ARC 113 Residential Arch Tech 1 6 0 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 0 2
ARC 210 Intro to Sustain Design 1 3 0 2
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 2 2 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
   
    11 16 0 17

Summer Term
ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 0 3
ARC 211 Light Constr Technology 1 6 0 3
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 0 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 0 4
   
    7 15 0 13

Fall Semester
ARC 141 Elem Structures for Arch 4 0 0 4
ARC 212 Commercial Constr Tech 1 6 0 3
ARC 231 Arch Presentations 2 4 0 4
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    10 10 0 17

Spring Semester
ARC 132 Specifications and Contracts 2 0 0 2
ARC 213 Design Project 2 6 0 4
ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 3 0 3
ARC 240 Site Planning 2 2 0 3
   
    8 11 0 12

Total Credit Hours: 75

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 120, HUM 170, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240 or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.