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12/20/2021 1:53:04 PM

Architecture, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: ARC.ARC.AAS (C248A)

(Total Program Credits: 60-64)

Architects are involved in all aspects of building design, including appearance, economy, function, structure, environmental planning, sustainability and responding to the needs of building occupants. Architects 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. 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architecture program, the graduate 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARC 104Introduction to Architecture

3

ARC 108Materials and Techniques #

1

ARC 110Materials, Methods and Sustainability I #

2

ARC 189AutoCAD & 3D Computer Modeling

3

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3

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

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARC 170Design I #

4

ARC 187Architectural Drawings & Models #

3

ARC 220Materials, Methods & Sustainability II #

3

 

ENT 116Fabrication Processes

4

OR

PHL 113Environmental Ethics

3

OR

REN 100Introduction to Renewable Energy

3

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3

OR

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Note: Grade of ‘C’ or high is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. Students must complete RHT 101, with SPE 101, or RHT 101 with RHT 102. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101, RHT 102 and SPE 101 to meet university requirements.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARC 171Design II #

5

ARC 210History of Architecture I #

3

ARC 261Revit

3

 

MAT 110College Algebra #

3

OR

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5

OR

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Notes: ARC 210 counts as a Humanities general education requirement at Triton College. Check with your transfer university for transferability as a Humanities general education course.

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

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARC 214History of Architecture II #

3

ARC 272Design III #

5

ARC 280Materials, Methods & Sustainability III #

3

 

COT 106Carpentry: Rough Carpentry

3

AND

ARC 102OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training

1

OR

PHY 101General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound) #

5

Total Credit Hours:15-16
Note: Students intending to transfer should take PHY 101◊. Students looking to enter the profession should take COT 106 and ARC 102.

See Associate in Applied Science Graduation Requirements by discipline: https://triton.smartcatalogiq.com/?sc_itemid=%7B8364F311-8FDB-44CC-8621-714E84FC743A%7D&sc_mode=preview&sc_lang=en

See ARC course descriptions.

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