Division of Career Education

Architecture A.A.

Curriculum U224A04

Architects are involved in all aspects of building design, including appearance, economy, function, structure, environmental planning, sustainability and responding to the needs of those who will use the building. They design, prepare drawings, build models, analyze costs, specify building materials and administer construction contracts. Architecture, as a profession, is a business, a science and an art.

Triton College's Architectural curriculum offers courses required in the first two years of a bachelor's degree program in Architecture.

Some universities will require a prospective transfer student to submit a portfolio of studio work to place the student in their design sequence, to determine the amount of credit to be awarded for architecture courses from Triton College and, in some cases, for admission to their Architectural program. Architectural schools differ slightly in their requirements and students should work closely with Triton's architectural coordinator to determine specific transfer course requirements.

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.) 

Semester One
Credit Hours
ARC 109
Architectural Drafting Fundamentals
2
# ARC 187
Architectural Drawing & Models
3
HIS 121
History of Western Civilization I
3
MAT 131
Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
5
RHT 101
Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I
3

16
Semester Two
# ARC 110
Wood and Masonry Construction Technology
5
# ARC 171
Architectural Design
3
ART 111
Ancient to Medieval Art
3
HIS 122
History of Western Civilization
3
RHT 102
Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II
3

17
Semester Three
# ARC 120
Steel Construction Technology
5
# ARC 172
Architectural Design II
5
ARC 210
Introduction to the History of Architecture
3
ART 112
Renaissance to Modern Art
3

16
Semester Four
ANT 101
Introduction to Anthropology
3
PHL 101
Introduction to Philosophy
3
# PHY 101
General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)
5
SOC 100
Introduction to Sociology
3
SPE 101
Principles of Effective Speaking
3

17




General education requirements: AA degree
37-41




Architecture courses or other electives for AA degree
23-27
Coordinator: Jo Beth Halpin, Ext. 3601

Area of Concentration

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