SLCC General Catalog

Architecture AS

CTE Associate of Science (AS)
60 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Architectural Technology Department offers a program completing the requirements for two-year Associate of Science (AS) degrees for students who plan to transfer to a four-year.

The major aspects of architectural design and practice are presented to students in a balanced approach that allows them to gain a general understanding of the profession and practice as well as to acquire marketable skills in design, architectural practice, construction documentation, CAD and computer graphics.

This program introduces students to basic concepts in architectural design and delineation. Beginning skills in design are acquired as students learn to generate creative solutions to various design problems. Skills are developed in the area of delineation with courses presenting concepts of freehand sketching, perspectives, digital image manipulation and other methods of design idea representation.

The program emphasizes the real world application of all concepts, principles and techniques. Instruction is enhanced by exposing the students to real world materials and techniques through instructor experience and knowledge as well as visits from and exposure to architectural design professionals.

Life skills also are stressed to enhance students’ architectural skills. These include communication, time management, graphics, creative problem solving, group dynamics, responsibility and professionalism. Students are qualified for a variety of job and educational opportunities upon completion of the program.

Career Opportunities

This program also provides excellent entry-level skills, which when built upon, will enable students to advance to lower- or middle-management positions, depending on the individual person. However, at the highest end of the profession, architecture requires advanced education and licensing. One usually cannot advance to upper-level management, partnership, or ownership positions without a Bachelor or Master of Architecture degree (BArch or MArch).

Transfer/Articulation Information

The AS degree is designed to transfer to four-year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education. This program has been specifically designed to be an integral part of the bachelor’s degree in architecture and is transferable to the University of Utah. Students who plan to transfer to the University of Utah should make contact with the architecture department early in their program. Students entering SLCC or the U of U have the opportunity to complete the same program in the same number of years.

To help students with additional professional education, the Architectural Technology program has transfer options to the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah. There is a direct transfer articulation to the undergraduate Architecture program where 2 years at SLCC are equivalent to 2 years at the University of Utah and an indirect articulation to the City and Metropolitan undergraduate program.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students

$600- $800 per year for books and supplies

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR 

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210

Calculus I (QL)

4

A

Within the last year MATH 1060 or 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

NOTE: The Physical Science (PS) general education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.

Required Courses: (17 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ARCH 1010

Intro to Des Pro

3

F

 

ARCH 1130

Basic Drawing

3

F

 

ARCH 1510

Arch Design Wkshp

3

Sp

 

PHYS 2010

College Physics I

4

A

MATH 1060 or MATH 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2015

PHYS 2020

College Physics II

4

A

PHYS 2010. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2025

Elective Courses: (11 Credits)

The following courses are approved departmental electives.  Student must select a minimum of 11 credits from the following list.  It is the student’ responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses.  Students should review courses to determine the best fit for their future transfer institution and review with faculty from the Architectural Department.

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ARCH 1210

Residential Con

5

Sp

ARCH 1310 or 2350

ARCH 1310

Intro AutoCAD

3

F, Sp

 

ARCH 1350

Comp Graphics

3

F

 

ARCH 2150

Arch Graphics

3

Sp

ARCH 1130

ARCH 2310

Mdlng/Rndng/AnmI

3

F

 

ARCH 2320

Mdlng/Rndng/AnmII

3

Sp

ARCH 2310

ARCH 2350

Adv Arch CAD

3

Sp

 

ARCH 2510

Arch CAD II

5

F

ARCH 1210 and 1310

ARCH 2520

Arch CAD III

5

Sp

ARCH 2210 and 2510

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ARCH 1010

3

ARCH ELEC

8

ARCH 1130

3

ENGL 2010/2100

3

ARCH ELEC

3

Distribution

3

ENGL 1010

3

LW

1

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

PHYS 2010

4

ARCH 1510

3

Student Choice

3

PHYS 2020

4

AI

3

MATH 1210

4

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution

3

Total

16

Total

14


Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan extra time to complete a degree. A high school curriculum heavily weighted in mathematics, science, and communication skills is highly recommended. Placement testing will be done upon entry to the College unless the student has prior college-level credit.

The semester in which the courses are taught are listed above. Please note that because of the nature of the program, classes are sequential and not offered every semester. Students should check department web page for updates and cancellations due to varying enrollments.

Student Organizations

Skills USA - All students enrolled in the architecture program are members of Skills USA and have the opportunity to compete in an annual architectural competition.

CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) - Students have an opportunity to join CSI, a national organization that allows students to associate with industry professionals, participate in sponsored design competitions, and participate in community service projects and develop leadership skills.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Be prepared for transfer to University of Utah Graduate School of Architecture program.

1

  • Demonstrate knowledge of residential and commercial construction processes, methods and materials.

1

  • Demonstrate competency in CAD drafting

1

  • Demonstrate knowledge of local and national building codes level appropriate for a second year student.

1

  • Will take current (up-to-date) courses that will help them be prepared to apply for employment in the field.

1

  • Demonstrate architectural conceptual design skills.

1, 2

  • Acquire substantive knowledge in architectural design sufficient for further study in 4-year institutions.

1, 3

  • Effectively communicate by:
    • Develop critical reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. 
    • Organize and present ideas and information orally and in writing. 
    • Understand and use the elements of effective communication in group settings.

2

  • Communicate effectively in the architectural profession.

2

  • Communicate effectively while working in groups and teams in the classroom.

2

  • Demonstrate proficiency in inspecting construction projects to insure compliance with plans, specifications, building codes and quality assurance standards.

4

  • Demonstrate competence in architectural contracting practices.

4

  • Engage in service-learning for community building and an enhanced academic experience.

5

  • Demonstrate the knowledge base of how architectural design, building codes, and zoning ordinance affect the local communities.

5

Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB) 416E

General Information
801-957-4827

Program Information
801-957-3932

Architecture Department

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
South City Campus (SC) W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professor:
Jeff Plant

Associate Professors:
Norman Clark
Kevin King