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Architectural Technology and Construction Management


Architectural Technology

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



Construction Management
View Management of Construction (R): 303
View Management of Construction Certificate (R): 142 


There are two tracks leading to the AAS 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 AAS 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 AAS

Graduates of this AAS 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.

First Semester
ARCH 101
Introduction to Architecture and the Built Environment
3
ARCH 103 Building Technology and Documentation 3
CMGT 100 Construction Methods and Materials 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
MATH 150
Elementary Applied Calculus I (MATF)
4
Second Semester
ARCH 104
Introduction to Architectural Graphics  3
ARCH 183 CAD: Architectural Applications 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  English foundation
3
Third Semester
ARCH 200 CAD: 3D Presentation 3
ARCH 201 Introduction to Architectural Design 4
ARTT 265 Architectural History:  Ancient to 1400 (ARTD) 3
CMGT 290 Professional Practicum
1
PHYS 203 General Physics I (NSLD)
4
Fourth Semester
ARCH 202
CAD: REVIT I 3
ARTT 266 Architectural History: 1400 to Present 3
COMM 108 Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF) 3
HLTH 100 Principles of Healthier Living (HLHF) 
1
Elective * 4
Total Credit Hours for the Architectural Technology Track 60

*  Choice of Professional electives:  ARTT 100, ARTT 102, ARCH 203, ARCH 204, ENGL 101.

Program Outcomes for the Architectural and Construction Technology AAS Degree - Architectural Technology Track

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

  • Synthesize social, economic, environmental, material and aesthetic issues to create architectural designs.
  • Document design strategies using a variety of graphic verbal and written forms.
  • Analyze various construction technology and materials and demonstrate mastery in application in graphic format.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of building design by means of resolving architectural space planning, aesthetic, and construction details issues in design projects such as residential, commercial, or public structures.

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CAD for the Building Professional Certificate (R): 203

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 AAS. track.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
English foundation 3
  Mathematics foundation 3
Program Requirements
CMGT 100
Construction Methods and Materials 
3
ARCH 103
Building Technology and Documentation 3
ARCH 183
CAD: Architectural Applications 4
ARCH 200
CAD: 3D Presentation 4
ARCH 202
CAD: REVIT I 4
ARCH 204
CAD: REVIT II 4
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing  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

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
ARCH 203
Principles of Sustainability and Green Architecture 1
Electives (Select 1 course)
BIOL 105
Environmental Biology
3
ECON 105
Basic Economics
3
ECON 201
Principles of Economics I
3
LNTP 162
Landscape Design
3
  Other ARCH 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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Construction Management


Management of Construction (R): 303

Architectural and Construction Technology AAS

This AAS 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.

First Semester
CMGT 100
Construction Methods and materials
3
CMGT 110
Construction Plan Reading
3
CMGT 135 Construction Field Operations 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
 
Mathematics foundation
3
Second Semester
CMGT 190
Computer Applications in Construction
3
CMGT 210
Construction Management
3
 English foundation
3
 Speech foundation
3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Third Semester
CMGT 250 Construction Surveying
3
CMGT 270
Construction Estimating
CMGT 275
Construction Planning and Scheduling  3

Behavioral and social science distribution

3
Professional Elective†
3
Fourth Semester
CMGT 280
Mechanical and Electrical Systems
3
CMGT 285
Practical Construction Law
3
CMGT 290
Professional Practicum
1

Health foundation
1
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
 Professional elective †
3
Total Credit Hours 60

*  ENGL 101 if needed for ENGLl 102/103 or elective

† Choice of Professional electives:  ARCH 203, ARCH 204, ARTT 100, ARTT 102, ENGL 101.


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

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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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.

Program Requirements
CMGT 100
Construction Methods and Materials 3
CMGT 110
Construction Plan Reading 3
CMGT 135 Construction Field Operations 3
CMGT 190 Computer Applications in Construction 3
CMGT 210 Construction Management 3
CMGT 270
Construction Estimating 3
CMGT 275
Construction Planning and Scheduling 3
CMGT 285 Practical Construction Law 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
  Professional electives* 6-8
Total credit hours  33-35

* Professional electives: ACCT 221, BLDG electives, COED 260, ARCH 101, ARCH 103, ARCH 183, CMGT 250, CMGT 280 CMGT 290,  MATH 165, MGMT 207.

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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