Architectural Engineering Technology Transfer Program A.S.

Program Description

The Architecture program is intended to develop design abilities, technical skills, creativity, and an understanding of all aspects of architectural design. The graduates of the program will be qualified by education, hands-on experience and examination to carry out all phases of sustainable architectural design in order to improve and protect our built environment. Graduates of the program can seek entry-level positions in the field of architecture or transfer to a five-year degree program*. 

*Follow the recommended sequence of study if your goal is to transfer.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to: 

  • Understand and apply basic design principles for residential and commercial projects 
  • Prepare design and construction documents 
  • Specify materials and construction methods for residential and commercial projects 
  • Prepare AIA documents for construction and design services 
  • Size simple beams and framing members 
  • Identify major architectural styles and name architects who designed the most important architectural creations 
  • Use Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) to prepare design and construction documents 
  • Render photo realistic images using the latest CADD software 
  • Have an option of gaining experience through the Cooperative Education Program 
  • Have the option to pursue coursework to transfer 
 Requirements (61 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (22 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 MAT 172 College Algebra 3 credits  OR MAT 186 Pre-Calculus 3-4 credits 1
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 BIO 181 Environmental Science 4 credits  OR PHY 121 General Physics I 4 credits 2
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits3
 Major Requirements (39 Credits)
 ARC 105 Architectural Visualization 4 credits 
 CAD 114 Architectural CAD 3 credits
 ARC 115 Architectural Fundamentals 4 credits
 ARC 106 Building Technology 4 credits
 ARC 201 Architectural Design I 4 credits
 ARC 215 Construction Documents 4 credits
 CAD 204 CAD 3D Architectural AutoCAD 3 credits
 ART 105 Architecture of the World 3 credits
 ARC 202 Architectural Design II 4 credits
 ARC 229 Structures 3 credits
 ARC 240 Environmental Systems 3 credits
 ARC ELE  Architectural Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits4
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ARC 105 Architectural Visualization 4 credits
 CAD 114 Architectural CAD 3 credits
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 BIO 181 Environmental Science 4 credits  OR PHY 121 General Physics I  4 credits 2
 Semester 2
 ARC 115 Architectural Fundamentals 4 credits
 ARC 106 Building Technology 4 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 MAT 172 College Algebra 3 credits OR MAT 186 Pre-Calculus  3-4 credits 1
 Semester 3
 ARC 201 Architectural Design I 4 credits
 ARC 215 Construction Documents 4 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 CAD 204 CAD 3D Architectural AutoCAD 3 credits
 ART 105 Architecture of the World 3 credits
 Semester 4
 ARC 202 Architectural Design II 4 credits
 ARC 229 Structures 3 credits
 ARC 240 Environmental Systems 3 credits
 ARC ELE  Architectural Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits4
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits3
 Note:

Students planning to transfer should consider a higher level Math course:  MAT 186.

2 Students planning to transfer should consider  PHY 121.

3 If  PHY 121 is selected,  IDS 220 or  IDS 225 would be required.

4  CAD 116 Revit 3D Software is recommended