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


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

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

Total Credit Hours: 60

About the 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: 21 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 3 credits


Architecture Area of Concentration:

This 3-credit Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement is satisfied by ACH 221  or ACH 222  .

Interior Design Area of Concentration:

This 3-credit Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement is satisfied by ART 125. 

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


Additional General education electives: 3 credits


Program Requirements: 39 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: 24 credit hours


Architecture Area of Concentration Requirements: 24 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: 24 credits


Degree Awarded: Architecture and Interior Design, A.A.S. - Interior Design Concentration

(AAS.ACH.ID-INT-DSGN)

Interior Design Capstone Studio


Choose one course from the list below:

Diversity Requirement


Satisfied by SOC 111 . 

Technology Requirement


Satisfied by CTA 100  or CTP 103 . 

Wellness Requirement


Satisfied by ACH 242

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:

  1. Design an architectural solution using principles and elements of design such as proportion, scale, movement, pattern, rhythm, symmetry, balance, contrast, theme, and unity.
  2. Present design solutions visually and orally and be able to defend decisions to individuals and groups.
  3. Assemble building materials and systems.
  4. Apply the architectural design and construction process.
  5. Use industry appropriate software and apply technology such as two and three dimensional design software.
  6. Identify and apply regulatory requirements relevant to planning and executing architectural design and construction.
  7. Respond effectively to environmental, health, safety and welfare issues during the architectural design and construction process.


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

  1. Design an interior space using the principles of design such as scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis and harmony.
  2. Design an interior space using the elements of design such as space, shape, form, mass, line, texture, pattern, light and color.
  3. Implement the principles and elements of design when addressing preset client criteria.
  4. Apply stylistic elements to period design.
  5. Present design solutions visually and orally and be able to defend decisions to individuals and groups.
  6. Develop interior design presentations using a variety of formats.
  7. Discuss how interior designer professionals develop design solutions.
  8. Use industry appropriate software and apply technology such as two and three dimensional design software.
  9. Identify and apply regulatory requirements relevant to planning and executing the interior design process.
  10. Respond effectively to environmental, health, safety and welfare issues during the interior design process.

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

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