Architectural Technology (AT)
(Effective Fall 2013)
- School of Construction & Design Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Green major
- More Information about Architectural Technology
The Architectural Technology major provides students with the knowledge and skills that lead to employment and advancement in the field of architecture. The course work enables the graduate to work in architectural or building construction related jobs or continue toward an advanced degree in a related field. The architectural technician will be involved in work requiring a knowledge of computer applications, including computer-aided drafting, construction materials, mechanical and structural systems, estimating, site and building design fundamentals, presentation methods, building codes, and specifications.
Graduates may work as architectural technicians, designers, estimators, detailers, model builders, illustrators, product representatives and specification writers in the public and private sector. Employment is also available in related industries such as building engineering, construction, code enforcement, materials manufacturing, and residential design/build contracting.
Recommended High School Subjects
Two years of algebra, one year of science and art/design.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Architectural Technology major web page.
All students entering the major will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting.htm ).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
A graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate technical expertise and problem-solving ability through the use of effective data analysis, appropriate tools and electronic media (including the Internet and computer hardware/software), and standard mathematical computations.
- integrate the various applications of construction materials, systems, and methods used in the building industry.
- describe the connections between architecture and other construction fields.
- identify the career opportunities available within architecture and its related industries.
- analyze economical and environmental impacts of architectural decisions.
- demonstrate a knowledge of architectural history and its relevance to modern architectural practices.
- describe the stages of the architectural design process, the phases of a typical building project, and the responsibilities of everyone involved.
- communicate ideas and solutions using appropriate architectural vocabulary.
- work cooperatively in teams.
- present architectural designs and concepts using various means as appropriate, including sketching, manual drafting, computer-aided drafting, and model making.
- interpret architectural drawings and related documents.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|ACH101||Introduction to Architecture||1|
|ACH119||Building Materials I||3|
|ACH135||Architectural Computer Aided Drafting||3|
|BCT128||Building Materials Applications||2|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|ACH129||Building Materials II||3|
|ACH211||Architectural Graphics II||3|
|ACH181||Architectural Design Studio I||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|ACH241||Codes, Specifications and Estimating||3|
|ACH261||Architectural Design Studio II||3|
|ACH262||Sustainability: Building and Living Green||3|| Writing Enriched Requirement &|
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|ACH237||Working Drawings - Commercial||3|
|ACH281||Architectural Design Studio III||4|
|ACH||Specified Architectural Elective||3|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|