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Architectural and Construction Technology


View Architectural Technology (R): 302
View CAD for the Building Professional Certificate (R): 203
View Sustainability Letter of Recognition (R): 820
View Management of Construction (R): 303
View Management of Construction Certificate (R): 142 


There are two tracks leading to the A.A.S. in architectural and construction technology: architectural technology and management of construction. In addition, two certificates are offered: CAD for the building professional and management of construction. Both of the A.A.S. tracks are designed to prepare graduates for entry into paraprofessional positions in the construction industry and architecture upon completion of the curriculum.


Architectural Technology (R): 302

Architectural and Construction Technology A.A.S.

Graduates of this A.A.S. track continue their education toward professional degrees or seek employment immediately as paraprofessionals. Technicians specializing in architecture and construction are prepared to assist and work with architects, contractors, and related professionals.

Successful graduates involve themselves in many specialized aspects of the construction industry, including preparation of contract drawings, supervision and/or inspection of construction work, and contract administration. Computer drafting skills provide extensive opportunities for graduates.

Students planning to transfer to four-year schools of architecture should be aware that not all courses in the curriculum may transfer.

A suggested course sequence follows. All students should consult with the architectural technology program coordinator prior to registration.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses
English foundation 3
Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation  3
Distribution Courses
AR 209 Architectural History:  Ancient to 1400 (ARTD)  

OR

 
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
PH 203 General Physics I  (NSLD)  

OR

   
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements
AR 210 Architectural History:  1400 to Present

OR

Professional elective* 3
CT 130 Construction Methods and Materials 3
CT 142 Introduction to Architectural Graphics 3
CT 170 Introduction to Architecture and the Built Environment 3
CT 181 Architectural Drafting Techniques 3
CT 183 CAD:    Architectural Applications 4
CT 201 Introduction to Architectural Design 4
CT 212 Construction Management  

OR

  Professional elective* 3
CT 223 CAD: 3D Presentation 4
CT 224 CAD:  REVIT I 4
CT 284 Construction Estimating  

OR

   
  Professional elective * 3
CT 291 Building Codes and Inspection  

OR

   
  Professional elective 3
CT 299 Professional Practicum 1
Total credit hours  61
* Professional electives: AR 101, AR 103, AR 209, AR 210, CA 120, CT 226, CT 283, CT 288, EN 101.   
Program Outcomes for the Architectural and Construction Technology A.A.S. Degree - Architectural Technology

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Synthesize social, economic, environmental, material and aesthetic issues to create architectural designs.
  • Identify basic design principles through visual analysis and to create architectural designs.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery in the use of industry-relevant computer technology and software.
  • Identify and apply a variety of construction methods and materials involved in the building industry.
  • Articulate their ideas using the technical and formal vocabulary of architecture and construction.
  • Perform successfully as an architectural intern in a professional office environment.
  • Produce a design solution with graphic and three dimensional techniques including 3D CAD, hand drawing, and constructed models.
  • Present, critique, defend, and evaluate their individual design project using proper communication skills.
  • Transfer with junior standing to certain four-year colleges with a major in Architecture.

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CAD for the Building Professional Certificate (R): 203

Revised:  Effective - Fall 2011

This certificate curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in architectural firms or construction-related businesses by providing an opportunity to learn computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills while developing a preliminary understanding of building technology. This curriculum also serves professionals currently in the architectural field who are seeking career advancement through the development of intensive technical and creative CAD skills and experience. These courses can be applied to the architectural technology A.A.S. track.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
English foundation 3
  Mathematics foundation 3
Program Requirements
CT 130 Construction Methods and Materials 3
CT 181 Building Technology and Documentation 3
CT 183 CAD:  Architectural Applications 4
CT 223 CAD: 3D Presentation 4
CT 224 CAD: REVIT I 4
CT 226 CAD: REVIT II 4
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing or elective 3
Total credit hours 31
Program Outcomes for the CAD for the Building Professional Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Prepare construction documents in a variety of formats including hand drafting, 3D CAD [computer-aided drafting], 3D presentation and rendering, and 3D object based modeling.
  • Demonstrate a through understanding of construction details and building sections.
  • Differentiate between BIM software and non-object CAD software.
  • Describe construction details in BIM documents.
  • Prepare BIM construction documents based on designs submitted by employers or clients.
  • Revise BIM construction documents.
  • Arrange construction information in a BIM format.

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Sustainability Letter of Recognition (R):  820

New:  Effective Semester - Spring 2011

This program is designed for students who wish to develop skills or knowledge in sustainable design and implementation in the environment.  People in government, business, construction, and environmental organizations would benefit from this letter.  Students will gain an understanding of the implementations and requirements concerning the built environment.  A grade of C or better is required for each course.

Program Requirements
CT 107 Principles of Sustainability and Green Architecture 1
CT 108 Sustainable and Energy Conservation Technology 1
CT 109 Advanced Studies in Sustainable and Green Architecture 1
Electives (Select 1 course)

BI 105 A  Environmental Biology or
CT 130  Methods and Materials of Construction or
CT 283  Mechanical and Electrical Systems or
EC 105  Basic Economics or
EC 210  Principles of Economics or
LN 130  Landscape Design or
Other CT elective

3
Total credit hours 6
Program Outcomes for the Sustainability Letter of Recognition
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
  • Assess the complexity of the design, construction, and management of buildings.
  • Tabulate the theories of sustainability in terms of the site, water management, material and natural resources, alternate energies, and indoor air quality.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Evaluate the importance of the environmental impact of buildings.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary in the sustainable sector of the construction industry.
  • Apply practical analysis skills.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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Management of Construction (R): 303

Architectural and Construction Technology A.A.S.

This A.A.S. track is designed to prepare graduates to organize, operate, manage, and control the unique and demanding systems, procedures, and services in the construction industry, both on the job site and in the contractor’s office. Areas of study include cost control, planning, scheduling, controlling and expediting construction, contract bidding and estimating, personnel management, and the overall management of construction operations. This curriculum prepares students for construction management careers in any type or size of construction firm.

The curriculum is not designed as a transfer program except to institutions having a construction curriculum. A student seeking a four-year bachelor’s degree must meet with the program coordinator in the management of construction program or the Applied Technologies Department chair to work out a suitable program of study.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; all students should consult an adviser in the management of construction program.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses
English foundation 3
Health foundation 1-3
Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
CT 130 Construction Methods and Materials 3
CT 131 Construction Plan Reading 3
CT 135 Construction Field Operations 3
CT 190 Computer Applications in Construction 3
CT 212 Construction Management 3
CT 271 Construction Surveying 3
CT 283 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
CT 284 Construction Estimating 3
CT 286 Construction Planning and Scheduling 3
CT 288 Practical Construction Law 3
CT 299 Professional Practicum 1
  Professional elective† 6
Total credit hours  60 -62

* EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109 or general elective.

† Professional electives: AC 201, BU electives, CT 170, CT 181, CT 183, CT 291, CT 299 (1 credit ), MA 180, MG 102.

Program Outcomes for the Architectural and Construction Technology A.A.S. Degree - Management

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Transfer with junior standing to a construction management major in a four-year university.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles and methods used in the installation of materials and building components including structural, non-structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery of the methods and procedures of reading architectural, structural, and mechanical drawings.
  • Assist a field manager or project manager with basic project administration procedures both in the field and at the office.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery in the computer software and surveying equipment used for project administration, estimating, scheduling, and surveying.
  • Develop a working knowledge of construction estimating and scheduling procedures and the legal implications applicable to a construction project.

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Management of Construction Certificate (R): 142

This certificate curriculum is designed to serve personnel presently employed in construction-related industries who might not want to complete an associate’s degree. Students will be able to enroll in specific professional/academic courses that will lead to an upgrading of their professional competence.

The certificate provides students with formal recognition of academic achievement for completing selected courses from the management of construction A.A.S. track. The student may transfer to the A.A.S. track.

CT 130 Construction Methods and Materials 3
CT 131 Construction Plan Reading 3
CT 135 Construction Field Operations 3
CT 190 Computer Applications in Construction 3
CT 212 Construction Management 3
CT 284 Construction Estimating 3
CT 286 Construction Planning and Scheduling 3
CT 288 Practical Construction Law 3
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
  Professional electives* 6-8
Total credit hours  33-35

* Professional electives: AC 201, BU electives, CE 260, CT 170, CT 181, CT 183, CT 200, CT 271, CT 283, CT 291, CT 299, MA 180, MG 102.

Program Outcomes for the Management of Construction Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles and methods used in the installation of materials and building components including structural, non-structural, mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery of the methods and procedures of reading architectural, structural and mechanical drawings.
  • Assist a field manager or project manager with basic project administration procedures both in the field and at the office.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery in the computer software and surveying equipment used for project administration, estimating, scheduling and surveying.
  • Develop a working knowledge of construction estimating and scheduling procedures and the legal implications applicable to a construction project.

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