Building Information Modeling

Curriculum ARC.BIM.AAS (C248X)

Graduates of this program can qualify for jobs in architectural firms; construction management firms or facility management firms for building operations; perform duties such as computer-aided design and drafting for building design and construction, Building Information Modeling, computer-aided perspective rendering, CADD or BIM manager; install, maintain and keep up-to-date with the software and hardware used for Building Information Modeling and CADD operations, organize a Building Information Modeling team, manage an application service provider, execute electronic transfer of design and Building Information Modeling files between members of the building project team, teach others on the team how to use the specialty programs and produce instructional manuals and standards for the firm.

The goal of the Building Information Modeling program is to help students develop critical thinking skills, develop creativity, be prepared for employment in entry-level positions and develop excellent visual, graphic and verbal communication skills.

After successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate skills in using Revit for producing architectural drawings;
  • explain and show how to create "families" in Revit;
  • create production drawings for architectural projects;
  • demonstrate how to produce design options in Revit;
  • demonstrate how to show existing and demolished work in drawings using Revit;
  • explain how to create and use worksets to work in a collaborative way with other users of Revit;
  • demonstrate how to assign materials, lighting and create a rendering using Revit;
  • explain how to install Revit within a firm;
  • explain how to teach the use of Revit within a firm;
  • demonstrate self-evaluation skills to faculty through reflective paper or oral presentation;
  • complete a comprehensive portfolio of work in all courses taken at Triton College and have it accepted by a faculty jury;
  • complete short-term projects within a stipulated time period; and
  • orally explain a drawing to faculty.

Last Update Effective: 8/24/14

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours


ARC 109

Architectural Drafting



ARC 110

Wood and Masonry Construction Technology



ARC 189

Computer Graphics for Architecture I - AutoCAD



ARC 261




RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2






Semester Two


ARC 120

Steel Construction Technology



ARC 260

Computer Graphics for Architecture II



ARC 262

Revit Production



MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy1 or



MAT 102

Liberal Arts Mathematics1 or



MAT 110

College Algebra1 or



MAT 111




RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II2 or



SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2






Semester Three


ARC 130

Concrete Construction Technology




General education/Humanities



ARC 263

Revit Management



ARC 292

Site Design and Construction



CIS 174

LAN Administration Windows Client






Semester Four


ARC 140

MEP Construction Technology



ARC 258

Construction Cost Estimating



CIS 176

LAN Administration: Windows Server



HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or



HTH 281

First Aid & CPR




General education/Social and Behavioral Science








Total credits required for graduation


See ARC course descriptions. See Humanities General Education requirements. See Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education requirements.

1MAT 101◊, MAT 102◊, MAT 110◊, or MAT 111◊ meets the Science and Mathematics general education requirement.

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

Coordinator: Michael Tweed, Ext. 3601