Official Title of Major: Architecture and Interior Design - Architecture, A.A.S. (Fast Track Option)
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
About Architecture and Interior Design Department - see www.aacc.edu
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.
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.
Notes: This program has been identified as a Fast Track Option. Please refer to the Catalog Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements . Certain courses may only be offered in the day or evening and some may only be offered in the fall or spring semesters. So it is strongly recommended that students take those courses when offered in order to stay on track for their degree or certificate. Consult with ACH Department Chair for program advising questions and recommendations. Students are encouraged to contact the other departments for non-ACH course offerings listed.
Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Mike Ryan