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Architectural Technology

Curriculum Description

Architecture & Construction Technology
Career Cluster:    Architecture and Construction
Pathway:               Construction

Program Major    Architectural Technology

Pathway Description

These curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions. 

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Program Major Description

A program that prepares individuals to assist architects, engineers, and construction professionals in developing plans and related documentation for residential and commercial projects in both the private and public sectors. Includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting, construction materials and methods, environmental systems, codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning, graphics, and presentation.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-N)

Associate in Applied Science

A40100
NC CIP: 15.0101
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
BPR 130 Print Reading-Construction 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 113 Residential Arch Tech Requisite 1 6 0 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 0 2
ARC 210 Intro to Sustain Design Requisite 1 3 0 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 131 Building Codes Requisite 2 2 0 3
ARC 211 Light Constr Technology Requisite 1 6 0 3
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD Requisite 1 4 0 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems Requisite 3 3 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 141 Elem Structures for Arch Requisite 4 0 0 4
ARC 212 Commercial Constr Tech Requisite 1 6 0 3
ARC 231 Arch Presentations Requisite 2 4 0 4
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 132 Specifications and Contracts Requisite 2 0 0 2
ARC 213 Design Project Requisite 2 6 0 4
ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 3 0 3
ARC 240 Site Planning Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 74

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A40100