(Effective Fall 2016)
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, sustainability, 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 and trigonometry, one year of physics, four years of oral and written communications courses, one year of computer skills. Students are encouraged to take trade skills courses in CAD, carpentry, masonry, HVAC, drafting, electrical, etc.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Architectural Technology major web page.
Success in college-level coursework requires minimum levels of proficiency in math, reading, and English. Therefore, all new students must meet placement requirements to demonstrate their skills in these three areas.
Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA 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 digital media, and standard mathematical computations.
- integrate the various applications of construction materials, systems, and methods used in the building industry.
- describe the relationship between architecture, engineering, and construction.
- identify the career opportunities available within architecture and its related industries.
- analyze the economic 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.
- 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|
|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|
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