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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Architecture and Interior Design (A.A.S.)


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Titles of Major: Architecture and Interior Design - Architecture, AAS and
Architecture and Interior Design - Interior Design, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Total Credit Hours: 60

About Architecture and Interior Design Department

Purpose: The degree prepares students for further study in the field of architecture and interior design while also preparing students to enter the workforce directly. There are two areas of concentration; Architecture and Interior Design.

Areas of Concentration: This degree requires that students choose a concentration in one of two areas. A concentration is a structured plan of study within a degree program. The number of credit hours and particular course requirements for a concentration may vary, as listed below.  To achieve a concentration, students must receive credit for every course requirement listed under that concentration.

Two Concentrations:

1. Architecture (code AAS.ACH.ID-ARCH):

Specific skills are developed in preparation of contract documents, theory analysis and design presentation, computer-aided drafting and design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), building materials and techniques of construction. Includes specific study in sustainable and high performance design based on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system through the United States Green Building Council. The concentration teaches how to apply technology to the design process and enables graduates to seek employment within the architectural design and the construction industries. Credits may be transferred to schools offering bachelors and master’s degrees in architecture. See department chair regarding specific architecture school requirements and departmental transfer agreements.

 

Range of Occupations

  • Architect’s field representative
  • Architectural designer
  • Architectural drafter
  • CAD (computer-aided design) operator
  • Construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Specification writer

2. Interior Design (code AAS.ACH.ID-INT-DSGN):

Prepares students in the field of interior design while developing essential skills required in the workforce. Program focuses on both residential and commercial aspects of design and construction such as, illustration, color, lighting, textiles, finishes and furnishings. Equips students with employable skills in research, client relations, programming, contract documentation, design analysis, presentation, CAD (computer aided design), BIM (building information modeling) and interior material specifications. In addition to both the creative and functional aspects of design the program focuses on health, safety and welfare issues required by the industry. These issues include sustainable design based on the LEED system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), ADA (The Americans with Disability Act) and human factors in design such as anthropometrics, ergonomics and color psychology. See department chair regarding specific college and university requirements and department transfer agreements. Program satisfies the minimum credit requirements for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) allied or professional membership. Also satisfies the minimum educational requirement for NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certification. Provides pathways to industry required internships, entry level positions and the advanced certificate options.

 

Range of Occupations

  • Interior design intern
  • Entry level staff designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Interior construction or remodeling consultant
  • Industry sales representative
  • Facilities planner
  • Architectural representative
  • Interior/Architectural CAD operator
  • Specialty interiors consultant
  • Marketing and promotion

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

General Education Requirements: 22 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 3-6 credits


 

Architecture Area of Concentration:

This 3-6-credit Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement is satisfied by ACH 221  and/or ACH 222   Students completing ENG 121  are required to meet a 6-credit Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement.  To do this, these students must complete both ACH 221  and ACH 222 .

Interior Design Area of Concentration:

This 3-6-credit Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement is satisfied by ART 125.  Students completing ENG 121 are are required to meet a 6-credit Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement.  To do this, these students must complete an additional Arts and Humanities 3-credit course chosen from the following:  ACH 221 , ACH 222 , COM 111 , or  ENG 200  

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits


Recommend PHY 111 - Fundamentals of Physics 1  for Architecture students and PHY 120 - Sound and Light - An Interdisciplinary Approach  for Interior Design students. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of other approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


 

Architecture Area of Concentration:

Interior Design Area of Concentration:

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits


Program Requirements: 38 credits


These are common program requirements for both areas of concentration.

Students must select one Area of Concentration in Architecture or Interior Design as specified below: 23 credit hours


Architecture Area of Concentration Requirements: 23 credits


Degree Awarded: Archtecture and Interior Design - Architecture
(AAS.ACH.ID-ARCH)

CAD Elective (computer-aided design)


Choose one from the following courses:

ACH History Elective


Required for both regular and Fast Track students. Choose one of the following courses:

Interior Design Area of Concentration Requirements: 23 credits


Degree Awarded: Archtecture and Interior Design, A.A.S. - Interior Design Concentration
(AAS.ACH.ID-INT-DSGN)

Computer Competency Requirement


General education requirement CTA 100  or CTP 103  meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement


General education requirement SOC 111  meets this requirement.

Fast Track Option


These associate degree programs have Fast Track Options  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Architecture Area of Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Design a volumetric space or three-dimensional object.
  • Present visually and orally.
  • Assemble building materials and systems.
  • Simulate the architectural design and construction process.
  • Use appropriate technology.
  • Follow regulatory requirements.
  • Address environmental, health and welfare issues.

Upon successful completion of the Interior Design Area of Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Design an interior space.
  • Apply stylistic elements to period design.
  • Utilize interior elements of design to respond to specific programmatic criteria.
  • Present visually and orally.
  • Assemble interior materials and/or systems.
  • Simulate the interior design process.
  • Use appropriate technology.
  • Follow regulatory requirements.
  • Address environmental, health and welfare issues.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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