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Architectural Design Technology

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Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415

The Architectural Design Technology Associate Degree Program is designed to expand opportunities for those interested in the drafting/design fields. The program serves those seeking entry-level positions and those who plan on continuing studies at a university. The program exposes students to the fundamentals of traditional drafting and design and incorporates leading edge technology of computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD). Graduates of the program will be qualified to fill many diverse positions in the industry or transfer to a baccalaureate or professional degree program. Positions may include: design and production under the supervision of a registered architect, draftsperson for construction or development firms, architectural representative for vendor sales, and designer/draftsperson for facility planners.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM
(suggested 2 year sequence)

 

Course ID Title of Course
Credits
SEMESTER I  
ARC* K102 Architecture of the World
ARC* K135 Construction Graphics
1
ARC* K135L Construction Graphics Lab
2
CAD* K106 Computer-Aided Drafting
1
CAD* K107 Computer-Aided Drafting Lab
2
ENG* K101° Composition
3
PHY* K114° Mechanics
4
TOTAL
16
SEMESTER II
ARC* K108° Building Materials
3
ARC* K137° Architectural Detailing
1
ARC* K137 Architectural Detailing Lab
2
CAD* K214° Computer-Aided Drafting - Construction
1
CAD* K215° Computer-Aided Drafting - Construction Lab
2
COM* K173° Public Speaking
3
MAT* K186° Precalculus
4
MEC* K114° Statics
3
  TOTAL
19
SEMESTER III  
ACC* K111° Principles of Cost Accounting I
or or
BBG* K101 Introduction to Business
3-4
or or
BMG* K202° Principles of Management
ARC* K211° Architectural Design I
1
ARC* K211L° Architectural Design I Lab
2
ARC* K221 Contracts & Specifications
3
ARC* K282° Trends & Issues
3
__________ Elective: Humanities and Arts
3
  TOTAL
15-16
SEMESTER IV  
ARC* K213° Architectural Design II
1
ARC* K213L° Architectural Design II - lab
2
ARC* K227 Codes and Ordinances
3
ARC* K241° Site Analysis
2
ARC* K241L° Site Analysis Lab
1.5
__________ Open Elective
3
__________ Social Science Elective
3
TOTAL
15.5
GRAND TOTAL
65.5-66.5

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

Architectural Design Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Objectives

Graduates of the Architectural Design Technology program will:

  1. be qualified to make technical and creative contributions to and find employment in drafting, development, and design in the practice of architectural design technology.
  2. have an appreciation for the need to be lifelong learners.
  3. demonstrate professionalism and a sense of societal and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
  4. engage in professional development or study in a four-year degree program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

Architectural Design Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Architectural Design Technology Program will:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical computational, and graphic-thinking skills needed for architectural design technology applications.
  3. combine oral, graphical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and communicate design solutions.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics.
  5. describe how the concepts of design program, spatial analysis, historical precedence, and material methods and assemblies affect the design process.
  6. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex design   problems; demonstrate creativity and functionality in design problem solutions; and communicate solutions graphically and effectively.
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex design problems; demonstrate creativity creativity and functionality in design problem solutions; and communicate solutions graphically and effectively.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to become lifelong learners.