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Planner for Fast Track Architecture and Interior Design - Architecture


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.

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.

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

Term 1


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ACH 111 - Graphic Communication 1: Composition and Delineation   3 credit hours     
ACH 121 - Construction Technology 1   3 credit hours     
ACH 221 - History of World Architecture 1  
Students can substitute one of the travel study courses listed below for ACH 221 or ACH 222:
ACH 262 - Architectural Travel Study 1  OR 
ACH 263 - Architectural Travel Study 2  
3 credit hours     

 

Term 2


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ACH 112 - Graphic Communication 2: Design and Representation  
3 credit hours     
ACH 122 - Construction Technology 2  
3 credit hours   
ACH 222 - History of World Architecture 2  
(or ACH 262  / ACH 263  )
Students can substitute one of the travel study courses (ACH 262  or ACH 263 ) for one of the Architectural History courses ACH 221  or ACH 222 .
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  (Fall only)
4 credit hours     
ACH 240 - Construction Documentation  (Fall only)
4 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 transfer institution before selecting a course.
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.

About this Fast Track Planner


Only students who are eligible for Fast Track may use this planner. (See Fast Track Option   in the Academic Regulations catalog section.)