Architecture

Curriculum ARC.ARC.AA (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. All requirements for two years of the four-year programs at UIUC and SIUC can be satisfied at Triton College.

UIUC’s minimum grade point average for transfer into their Bachelor of Science program in architectural studies is around 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Some universities also will require a perspective transfer student to submit a portfolio of studio work to place the student in their design sequence, to determine the amount of credits 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.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ARC 109

Architectural Drafting Fundamentals

2

#

ARC 187

Architectural Drawings & Models

3

 

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

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

 

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

 

 

14

Semester Three

#

ARC 172

Architectural Design II

5

 

ARC 210

Introduction to the History of Architecture

3

 

ART 112

Renaissance to Modern Art

3

 

BIS 100

General Biology

4

 

 

 

15

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

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

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Architecture courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

See ARC course descriptions.

Coordinator: Jo Beth Halpin, Ext. 3601

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General Education electives must be selected from AA/AS applicable course list and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. AA Degree Requirements pages explain needed courses in detail. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AA Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject