Architecture, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum ARC.ARC.AAS (C248A)

The goal of the Architecture curriculum is to help students develop the critical thinking, technical and visual and verbal communication skills needed to be successful in this industry. Sustainability and real world professional practices are covered throughout the curriculum, and it is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university or obtain an entry-level position in architecture or a related field.

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

  • demonstrate proficiency in software programs used in professional practice;
  • draw and analyze construction documents;
  • understand various construction technologies and how they work together to create a building;
  • interpret owners' needs based on project requirements and budgetary limitations and develop solutions to meet those needs;
  • express themselves creatively by solving multifaceted design problems;
  • know their responsibility as part of a design team, including the role architects play in creating environmental sustainability; and
  • have the opportunity to advance in their career and continue professional development through four-year transfer programs.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

ARC 104Introduction to Architecture

3 credits

ARC 110 #Materials & Methods of Sustainability I

3 credits

ARC 189AutoCAD & 3D Computer Modeling

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

General education/Social or Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

ARC 109 #Design I

4 credits

ARC 187 #Architectural Drawing & Models

3 credits

ARC 220 #Materials, Methods & Sustainability II

3 credits

 

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

OR

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

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

Semester Three

ARC 171 #Design II

4 credits

ARC 210 #History of Architecture I

3 credits

ARC 261Revit

4 credits

 

MAT 110 #College Algebra

5 credits

OR

MAT 111 #Pre-Calculus

5 credits

OR

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

MAT 110◊, MAT 111◊ or MAT 131◊: Meets the Science and/or Mathematics general education requirement. Students intending to transfer should take MAT 131◊.

Semester Four

ARC 214 #History of Architecture II

3 credits

ARC 272 #Design III

5 credits

ARC 280 #Materials, Methods & Sustainability III

3 credits

 

IBC 105Carpentry: Rough Carpentry

3 credits

OR

PHY 101 #Gen Physics (Mechanic, Heat & Sound)

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Total Credit Hours: 61-63

See ARC course descriptions.

Students intending to transfer should take PHY 101◊. Students looking to enter the profession should take IBC 105.

Coordinator: Frances Figg, Ext. 3129; email: francesfigg@triton.edu