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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Architecture
Major: 3802
First Term: 2009 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 67
CIPS Code: 15.1303
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction
Instructional Council: Drafting (24)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


Description: The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Architecture prepares students to work as technicians in the areas related to architectural design or architectural drafting or urban development. An architecture design and architecture drafting technician may work in many types of design related (architecture, engineering, construction, and interior design) firms/agencies using board and/or computer in designing and documenting residential and/or commercial buildings. An urban development technician may work for an urban planning or land development or real estate or landscape companies / agency.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the "Required Courses" area.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.


Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3-5
 MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR 
 MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR 
 MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3)3-5
 
Required Courses
 Credits: 18-20
 ARC120Design Fundamentals I3
 ARC160Site Planning3
 CNS130Computer Aided Design and Drafting3
 CNS180Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment3
 CNS181Cost Estimating I3
 MAT150College Algebra / Functions (5) OR 
 MAT151College Algebra / Functions (4) OR 
 MAT152College Algebra / Functions (3)3-5
 
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 27
Students will choose one of the three tracks
 
Track I - Architecture Design:Credits: 27
 AGL189Landscape Design I3
 ARC100Introduction to Environmental Design3
 ARC140Rendering and Portfolio Development3
+ARC161Residential Architecture Drafting I: Computer and Board3
+ARC162Advance Residential Architecture Drafting II: Computer and Board3
+ARC163Commercial Architecture Drafting I: Computer and Board3
+ARC164Advance Commercial Architecture Drafting II: Computer and Board3
 ARC165Introduction to Architecture Professional Practice and Ethics3
+ARC225Fundamentals of Architectural Detailing3
+ARC282++Volunteerism for Architecture: A Service Learning Experience1-3
+ARC290++Architecture Internship1-3
+ARC296++Cooperative Education1-4
+ARC298++Special Projects1-3
 BLT140Environmentally Responsible Building3
 BLT262Residential Building Code3
+CNS201Construction Management (Office Operation)3
+CNS230Computer Aided Design and Drafting II3
+CNS240Computer Aided Design and Drafting III3
+CNS285Introduction to Residential Plan Review3
 
Track II - Architectural Drafting:Credits: 27
 ARC140Rendering and Portfolio Development3
+ARC150Architectural Desktop I3
+ARC161Residential Architecture Drafting I: Computer and Board3
+ARC162Advance Residential Architecture Drafting II: Computer and Board3
+ARC163Commercial Architecture Drafting I: Computer and Board3
+ARC164Advance Commercial Architecture Drafting II: Computer and Board3
 ARC165Introduction to Architecture Professional Practice and Ethics3
+ARC225Fundamentals of Architectural Detailing3
+ARC226Advanced Architectural Detailing3
+ARC282++Volunteerism for Architecture: A Service Learning Experience1-3
+ARC290++Architecture Internship1-3
+ARC296++Cooperative Education1-4
+ARC298++Special Projects1-3
 BLT140Environmentally Responsible Building3
 BLT262Residential Building Code3
+CNS201Construction Management (Office Operation)3
+CNS230Computer Aided Design and Drafting II3
+CNS240Computer Aided Design and Drafting III3
+CNS285Introduction to Residential Plan Review3
 
Track III - Urban Development:Credits: 27
 AGL189Landscape Design I3
+ARC161Residential Architecture Drafting I: Computer and Board3
+ARC162Advance Residential Architecture Drafting II: Computer and Board3
+ARC282++Volunteerism for Architecture: A Service Learning Experience1-3
+ARC290++Architecture Internship1-3
+ARC296++Cooperative Education1-4
+ARC298++Special Projects1-3
 BLT140Environmentally Responsible Building3
 BLT262Residential Building Code3
 BLT263General Building Code3
 CNS175Working Drawing Analysis, Blue Print Reading3
+CNS201Construction Management (Office Operation)3
+CNS230Computer Aided Design and Drafting II3
+CNS240Computer Aided Design and Drafting III3
+CNS285Introduction to Residential Plan Review3
+CNS286Introduction to Commercial Plan Review3
 REA179Real Estate Principles I3
+REA180Real Estate Principles II3
+REA281Principles of Real Estate3
 
General Education Requirements
 
General Education RequirementCredits: 22
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment.3
 
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by MAT150, MAT151, or MAT152, in required courses area.3
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 PHY111General Physics I4
 

Program Competencies
 
1.Demonstrate visual literacy in solving problems graphically. (ARC120)
2.Apply design techniques to sites and land development. (ARC160)
3.Draw objects with various methods of documentation and design, using the computer and/or board. (CNS130)
4.Identify and describe common methods, materials, and equipment used in construction. (CNS180)
5.Prepare detailed estimates of the costs associated with the construction of a residential and/or light commercial building. (CNS181)
6.Apply mathematical concept) in solving common construction related problems. (MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)