Architecture

Curriculum ARC.ARC.AAS (C248A)

The architecture concentrations are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in an architectural or construction firm based on the concentration of study. The architecture concentrations also offer courses required in the first two years of a bachelor's degree program in architecture or construction management. Students should note that four-year colleges and universities vary in specific course and transfer requirements. Therefore, it is important for the student to consult the architecture program coordinator, as well as the catalog and/or admissions advisor at the four-year college or university to which transfer is intended.

The goal of the Architecture program is to help students develop critical thinking skills, develop creativity, problem solving skills and excellent visual graphic and verbal skills.

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

  • participate in student presentations and share opinions about their own and other students' projects;
  • demonstrate self-evaluation skills to faculty through reflective paper or oral presentation;
  • analyze project requirements;
  • demonstrate proficiency in software programs used in professional practice; and
  • interpret owners' needs based on project requirements and budgetary limitations.

Last Update Effective: 8/24/14

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ARC 109

Architectural Drafting Fundamentals

3

 

ARC 189

Computer Graphics for Architecture I-AutoCAD

3

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2

3

 

 

Selection from appropriate concentration

6

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

#

ARC 110

Wood and Masonry Construction Technology

5

#

MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy1 or

 

#

MAT 102

Liberal Arts Mathematics1 or

 

#

MAT 110

College Algebra1 or

 

#

MAT 111

Pre-Calculus1 or

 

#

MAT 114

Plane Trigonometry1

3-5

 

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Science elective

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II2 or

 

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2

3

 

 

Selections from appropriate concentration

3

 

 

 

17-19

Semester Three

#

ARC 120

Steel Construction Technology

5

#

ARC 130

Concrete Construction Technology

5

 

ARC 261

Revit

3

 

 

Selection from appropriate concentration

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

ARC 140

MEP Construction Technology

5

#

ARC 200

Sustainable Design and Construction

3

 

 

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3

 

 

Selection from appropriate concentration

5

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

66-68

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

Design and Technology

 

ARC 104

Introduction to Architecture

3

#

ARC 171

Architectural Design I

3

#

ARC 172

Architectural Design II

5

 

ARC 187

Architectural Drawings and Models

3

#

ARC 210

Introduction to the History of Architecture3

3

 

 

 

17

Construction Management

 

ARC 107

Construction Print and Specification Reading

3

 

ARC 146

Construction Contract Documents

3

 

ARC 258

Construction Cost Estimating

3

 

ARC 292

Site Design and Construction

3

 

ARC 248◊

Construction Planning and Scheduling

3

 

ARC 269◊

Surveying

3

 

 

 

18

See ARC course descriptions.

1MAT 101◊, MAT 102◊, MAT 110◊, MAT 111◊ or MAT 114◊ meets the Science and Mathematics general education requirement. Students intending to transfer to UIC, UIUC or SIUC must also take MAT 131◊ and PHY 101◊.

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

Note: It is important for the student to consult the architecture program coordinator, catalog and/or admissions advisor at the four-year college or university to which transfer is intended due to the fact the institutions can vary in specific course and transfer requirements.

Coordinator: Michael Tweed, Ext. 3601