Architecture

Curriculum ARC.ARC.AAS (C248A)

The goal of the Architecture program is to help students develop critical thinking, technical and visual and verbal communication skills needed to be successful in this industry. Sustainability and real world professional practices are covered throughout the curriculum, and it is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university or obtain an entry-level position in architecture or a related field.

Having completed or taken courses in Architecture, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in software programs used in professional practice;
  • draw and analyze construction documents;
  • understand various construction technologies and how they work together to create a building;
  • interpret owners' needs based on project requirements and budgetary limitations and develop solutions to meet those needs;
  • express yourself creatively by solving multifaceted design problems;
  • know your responsibility as part of a design team, including the role architects play in create environmental sustainability; and
  • have the opportunity to advance in your career and continue your professional development through four-year transfer programs.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ARC 104

Introduction to Architecture

3

 

ARC 109

Fundamentals of Drafting & Design

3

 

ARC 189

AutoCAD & 3D Computer Modeling

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2

3

 

 

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

#

ARC 110

Materials, Methods & Sustainability I

3

#

ARC 171

Architectural Design I

3

#

ARC 187

Architectural Drawings & Models

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II2 or

 

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2

3

 

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Sciences

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

#

ARC 220

Materials, Methods & Sustainability II

3

#

ARC 210

History of Architecture I

3

 

ARC 261

Revit

4

#

MAT 110

College Algebra1 or

 

#

MAT 111

Pre-Calculus1 or

 

#

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I1

5

 

 

 

15

Semester Four

#

ARC 172

Architectural Design II

5

#

ARC 214

History of Architecture II

3

#

ARC 260

Architectural Portfolio

2

#

ARC 280

Materials, Methods and Sustainability III

3

 

 

Program electives

3-5

 

 

 

16-18

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

61-63

Program electives (3-5, choose one):

 

IBC 105

Carpentry: Rough Carpentry3

3

#

PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat and Sound)3

5

See ARC course descriptions.

1MAT 110◊, MAT 111◊ or MAT 131◊ meets the Science and/or Mathematics general education requirement. Students intending to transfer should take MAT 131◊.

2Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

3Students intending to transfer should take PHY 101◊. Students looking to enter the profession should take IBC 105.

Coordinator: Michael Tweed, Ext. 3129; Email: michaeltweed@triton.edu