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Architecture, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum 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 MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARC 104Introduction to Architecture

3 credits

ARC 108Materials and Techniques #

1 credit

ARC 110Materials, Methods and Sustainability I #

2 credits

ARC 189AutoCAD & 3D Computer Modeling

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

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

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARC 170Design I #

4 credits

ARC 187Architectural Drawings & Models #

3 credits

ARC 220Materials, Methods & Sustainability II #

3 credits

 

ENT 116Fabrication Processes

4 credits

OR

PHL 113Environmental Ethics

3 credits

OR

REN 100Introduction to Renewable Energy

3 credits

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

OR

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

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 credits

ARC 210History of Architecture I #

3 credits

ARC 261Revit

3 credits

 

MAT 110College Algebra #

3 credits

OR

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

OR

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

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 credits

ARC 272Design III #

5 credits

ARC 280Materials, Methods & Sustainability III #

3 credits

 

COT 106Carpentry: Rough Carpentry

3 credits

AND

ARC 102OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training

1 credit

OR

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

5 credits

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

Graduation Requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Architecture

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:45

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊ or RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.
Course NumberTitleCredits

See ARC course descriptions.

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