Curriculum & Outcomes

Architectural Graphics 

Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree

105 Credits

The Architectural Graphics AAS-T degree prepares students for careers with architecture firms, construction companies, city, county, and state architectural and civil engineering departments and corporate architectural and civil engineering departments. Technicians are needed to develop site plans, construction details, building designs, cost estimates, specification plans for new buildings, and for remodeling and additions to existing buildings.

Graduates are prepared in translating the rough sketches, layouts, and written specifications of architects, engineers, or designers into a drawing using current technology and showing the complete details and specifications for the finished product.

Architectural Graphics AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • Be prepared for entry-level positions in the architectural, engineering or construction field with the ability to be independent and self-directed
  • Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration skills and processes in the workplace
  • Apply knowledge to create drawings by hand and using technology
  • Read architectural prints and solve common architectural problems
  • Complete a comprehensive design project
  • Demonstrate industry ready skills in basic drafting fundamentals, concepts and techniques
  • Employ creative and critical thinking to enhance problem solving
  • Exhibit analytical thought, informed judgment, and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ARCH 201 History of American Architecture 3
ARCH 205 Theory of Architecture 3
ARGT 111 Architectural Print Reading I 2
ARGT 112 Construction Techniques 3
ARGT 121 Architectural Graphics 4
ARGT 131 Revit Architecture I 4
ARGT 132 Revit Architecture II 4
ARGT 211 Architectural Print Reading II 2
ARGT 221 Residential Design Drawings 4
ARGT 222 Residential Construction Documents 4
ARGT 225 Construction Management & Estimating 3
ARGT 231 Commercial Building Systems 3
ARGT 232 Commercial Design Drawings 4
ARGT 233 Commercial Construction Documents 4
ARGT 261 Architectural Problems I 4
ARGT 262 Architectural Problems II 4
ENGT 101 Engineering Introduction and Orientation 2
ENGT 105 Engineering Computer Applications 2
ENGR 111 Engineering Graphics 4
ENGR 113 Dimensioning with Drawings 4
ENGT 131 AutoCAD I 4
ENGT 132 AutoCAD II 4
ENGT 202 Specialized Technical Employment Prep. 2
Technical Electives Credits* 3

*Technical Electives

May be taken from any ARGT area, ENGT 275, or CEGT   211. Student should consult an academic adviser.

Academic Core Requirements - 25 Credits

PHYS& 114 General Physics w/Lab 5
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PHYS& 121 General Physics 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
MATH 111 College Alegbra with Applications 5
Social Science 5
Humanities 5
Total Program Credits105

 
See Academic Core  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Architectural Graphics 

Certificate of Proficiency

69 Credits

The Architectural Graphics certificate prepares students for careers with architecture firms, construction companies, city, county and state architectural and civil engineering departments and corporate architectural and civil engineering departments. Technicians in this certificate program are trained to develop site plans, construction details, building designs, cost estimates, specification plans for new buildings, remodeling, and additions to existing buildings under the close direction of a supervisor.

Architectural Graphics certificate graduates will:

  • Be prepared for entry-level positions in the architectural engineering field with limited responsibilities and scope
  • Demonstrate familiarity with many tools and techniques associated with design and its application in the work place
  • Identify and explain common symbols, materials, scales, and terminology used in the field
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform common workplace duties as directed in the architecture and engineering field
  • Exhibit analytical thought, informed judgment and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ARCH 201 History of Architecture 3
ARCH 205 Theory of Architecture 3
ARGT 111 Architectural Print Reading I 2
ARGT 112 Construction Techniques 3
ARGT 121 Architectural Graphics 4
ARGT 131 Revit Architecture I 4
ARGT 132 Revit Architecture II 4
ARGT 221 Residential Design Drawings 4
ARGT 222 Residential Construction Documents 4
ARGT 225 Construction Management & Estimating 3
ENGT 101 Engineering Introduction and Orientation 2
ENGT 105 Engineering Computer Applications 2
ENGR 111 Engineering Graphics I 4
ENGR 113 Dimensioning with Drawings 4
ENGT 131 AutoCAD I 4
ENGT 132 AutoCAD II 4

See Academic Core  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Written Communication 5
MATH 090 Intro to Alegbra 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits69

Revit

Certificate of Completion

8 Credits

The Revit Certificate is designed to prepare students for skill set upgrades and is well suited for current AutoCAD or MicroStation users looking to expand new career options in the architecture industry. The certificate is designed to help participants gain experience in Building Information Modeling (BIM), a current trend in the architecture field. Upon completing the certificate, students will have gained the skills required to create professional architectural drawings and be ready to undertake similar projects on their own.

Prerequisite: Completion of ARGT 121 or instructor approval.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ARGT 131 Revit Architecture I 4
ARGT 132 Revit Architecture II 4
Total Program Credits8