SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Architectural Technology AAS

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
67 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Architectural Technology program curriculum leads to an AAS in Architectural Technology and is designed to provide students with the skills required to become architectural CAD/BIM operators. The AAS curriculum concentrates on the process involved in preparing sets of presentation and construction documents. Drawing skills are developed using computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) systems. In this process, students study construction details, mechanical systems, building code, specifications and building construction techniques.

Estimated Time to Completion

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

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

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

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra (QS)

4

A

RDG 0900 w/C or better and within the past year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

OR 

 

 

 

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LE 1220

Human Relations

3

A

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (51 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ARCH 1010

Intro Design Pro

3

F

ARCH 1100

Intro Arch Draw

3

Sp

ARCH 1130

Basic Drawing

3

F

ARCH 1210

Residential Con

5

Sp

ARCH 1310 or 2350

ARCH 1310

Intro AutoCAD

3

F

ARCH 1350

Comp Graphics

3

F

ARCH 1510

Arch Des Wksp

3

Sp

ARCH 2060

Cons Doc Fund

3

F

ARCH 1010 or CMGT 1010 or instructor approval

ARCH 2150

Arch Graphics

3

Sp

ARCH 1130

ARCH 2210

Commercial Const

5

F

ARCH 1210 or CMGT 1010

ARCH 2240

Applied Structures

4

F, Sp

ARCH 2310

Mdlng/Rndng/AnmI

3

F

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 1100

3

ARCH 1130

3

ARCH 1210

5

ARCH 1310

3

ARCH 2150

3

ARCH 1350

3

ENGL 1010

3

ARCH 2240

4

COMM 1010/1020

3

Total

16

Total

17

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ARCH 2060

3

ARCH 1510

3

ARCH 2210

5

ARCH 2520

5

ARCH 2310

3

LE 1220

3

ARCH 2510

5

MATH 1010

4

 

 

Distribution

3

Total

16

Total

18


Advising Notes

Please note that required departmental classes are not offered every semester.  To graduate in two years, a student must follow the suggested program schedule. 

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

 

 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 drafting positions in architectural offices, building construction and development firms, and consulting engineering offices.

1,5

  • 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

  • Program is current (up-to-date) and continues to offer courses that will help students be prepared to apply for employment in the field.

1

  • Demonstrate architectural drafting and design skills for a set of plans.

1,2,4

  • Acquire substantive knowledge of architectural drawing to assist engineers and owners in the construction process.  

1,2

  • Effectively communicate:
    • 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

  • Validate the ability to communicate effectively to the architectural profession.

2

  • Communicate effectively while working in classroom groups and teams, brainstorming and synthesizing ideas into workable schemes and presentations.

2

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

4

  • Demonstrate competence in the preparation of written specifications.

2,4

  • 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 ordinances affect cities, etc.

5

Program Faculty

Professor:
Jeff Plant

Associate Professors:
Norman Clark
Kevin King