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Planner for Architecture and Interior Design - Architecture (A.A.S.)


This planner page is under review and is part of the ‘Preview 2020-2021 Catalog’ which is subject to change.  Please reach out to the department contact before using this as a planning tool.

Official Title of Major: Architecture and Interior Design - Architecture, AAS

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

Code: AAS.ACH.ID-ARCH

Total Credit Hours: 60

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.

This 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.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Mike Ryan

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
3 credit hours      
ACH 111 - Graphic Communication 1: Composition and Delineation  
ACH 111 and ACH 121 are co-requisites.
3 credit hours      
ACH 121 - Construction Technology 1  
ACH 111 and ACH 121 are co-requisites.
3 credit hours      
CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology  OR
CTP 103 - Theories and Applications of Digital Technology  
3 credit hours      
MAT 145 - Precalculus 1  
3 credit hours      


Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours      
ACH 112 - Graphic Communication 2: Design and Representation  
3 credit hours      
ACH 122 - Construction Technology 2  
3 credit hours      
ACH 221 - History of World Architecture 1  

Students can substitute one of the following travel study courses for one of the Architecture History courses (ACH 221 or ACH 222):
ACH 262 - Architectural Travel Study 1  OR
ACH 263 - Architectural Travel Study 2  
3 credit hours      
ACH 245 - Digital Technologies 1  
3 credit hours      


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ACH 211 - Architectural Studio 1: Form, Space and Order  
4 credit hours      
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology  
SOC 111 meets the diversity requirement for the degree.
3 credit hours      
ACH 240 - Construction Documentation  
4 credit hours     
ACH 222 - History of World Architecture 2  

Students can substitute one of the following travel study courses for one of the Architecture History courses (ACH 221 or ACH 222):
ACH 262 - Architectural Travel Study 1  OR
ACH 263 - Architectural Travel Study 2  
3 credit hours      
ACH 242 - Environmental Systems for Design  
3 credit hours      


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ACH 212 - Architectural Studio 2: Design and Synthesis  (Spring only)
4 credit hours      
ACH 231 - Professional Practices in Architecture  (Spring only) 3 credit hours      
CAD Elective
Choose from:
ACH 255 - Digital Technologies 2  
ACH 265 - Digital Studio  
ACH 270 - Building Information Modeling  
ACH 271 - Advanced Building Information Modeling  
ART 154 - 3D Computer Graphics   
ENT 242 - Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting and Design  
Students may substitute an additional mathematics course for one of the ACH, ART, or ENT computer-aided electives if required by the transfer institution. Students should check the mathematics requirement of their institution before selecting a class.
3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Science GER 
Recommend: PHY 111 - Fundamentals of Physics 1  
3 credit hours    

 

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This is a recommended sequence of courses. Please refer to the main catalog page for this program  fpr specific graduation requirements. Certain departmental 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.