Dec 03, 2021  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

Architectural Design Technology


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CIP Code: 

14.3301 (Construction Engineering)

15.01 (Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians)

15.1303 (Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD)

15.1304 (Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD)

15.02 (Civil Engineering Technology/Technicians)

52.2001(Construction Management)

04.0901(Architectural Technology/Technician)

SOC Code/s:

SOC 1: 17-2051 (Civil Engineers)

SOC 2: 17-3011 (Architectural and Civil Drafters)

SOC 3  17-3031 (Surveying and Mapping Technicians) 

SOC 4: 47-1011 (First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Trades)

SOC 5: 47-4000 Other Construction and Related workers)

 

Program Description: 

The Architectural Design Technology A.A.S. degree program provides an academic and technical foundation for individuals for employment in the architectural, building construction and design profession. Topics may include building design fundamentals, construction document preparation, building information modeling, sustainable design, building systems and building practices. 

Individual colleges may add to the program description but needs to include the common program description.

Program Outcomes: 

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Creatively employ problem-solving and architectural design concepts in the building delivery process. 
  2. Communicate effectively employing verbal, written and visual means in a collaborative environment.
  3. Develop architectural design and construction documents using current industry software applications. 
  4. Understand the integration of mechanical, electrical and structural systems into architectural documents. 
  5. Understand and use Green Building practices in the design and building process

 

Individual colleges may add to the program outcomes but need to include the common program outcomes listed above.

 

Concentrations:

Southwest Tennessee Community College: Architectural Design concentration

 

Program Description: 

The Architectural Design concentration provides an academic and technical foundation for individuals for employment in the architectural, building construction and design profession. Topics may include building design fundamentals, construction document preparation, building information modeling, sustainable design, building systems and building practices. 

 

Program Outcomes: 

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Creatively employ problem-solving and architectural design concepts in the building delivery process. 
  2. Communicate effectively employing verbal, written and visual means in a collaborative environment.
  3. Develop architectural design and construction documents using current industry software applications. 
  4. Understand the integration of mechanical, electrical and structural systems into architectural documents. 
  5. Understand and use Green Building practices in the design and building process

 

Southwest Tennessee Community College: Civil/Construction concentration

Program Description

The Civil/Construction concentration provides an academic and technical foundation for individuals for employment in the civil and construction related career fields. Successful graduates will exhibit skills in teamwork, communication and use of current technology to support the planning, analysis, design and construction of both small and large-scale construction and civil projects.  Students have a basic understanding of testing and design, performing necessary technical calculations and analysis, cost budgeting, scheduling, and technical reporting. Students will be prepared to work entry-level positions in a broad range of supervisory and management careers related to civil engineering or the construction industries.  

 

Program Outcomes: 

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

 

  1. Apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in civil and construction engineering technology careers.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of civil and construction engineering technology. 
  3. Demonstrate an ability to utilize computer software applications used in civil and construction engineering technology such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and other industry-related software. 
  4. Function competently in a laboratory setting, to utilize surveying methods, make measurements, operate technical equipment, critically examine findings and properly report on results. 
  5. Use graphic techniques to produce engineering documents and use modern instruments, methods, and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents, and codes.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively as a member of a team. 

 

Technical Certificates:

 

Nashville State Community College:  Architectural Design Technical Certificate 

Certificate Description

Gain the skills to start a career in the building design profession. The Architectural Engineering Technology Technical Certificate combines a foundational understanding of building materials and methods with a working knowledge of AutoCAD and BIM (Building Information Modeling) software to produce accurate drawings quickly and efficiently.

 

Certificate Outcomes

At the successful completion of the certificate curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Creatively employ problem-solving and architectural design concepts in the building delivery process. 
  2. Communicate effectively employing verbal, written and visual means in a collaborative environment.
  3. Develop architectural design and construction documents using current industry software applications. 

 

Southwest Tennessee Community College: Architectural/ Construction Fundamentals Technical Certificate

Certificate Description

The Architectural/Construction Fundamentals Certificate Program emphasizes the basic skills needed to begin a career in architecture and building construction.

 

Certificate Outcomes

At the successful completion of the certificate curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to utilize computer software applications used in architectural and construction engineering technology such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and other industry-related software. 
  2. Function competently to utilize surveying methods, make measurements, operate technical equipment, examine findings and properly report on results. 
  3. Understand architectural design and construction documents in relation to codes, standards, health, safety, and environmental concerns.

 

Professional Accrediting Body: 

  • The Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

 

Articulation with Four-Year Institutions: (Which courses are projected to align with particular four-year institutions?)

ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

Behavioral or Social Science Elective* 3

Humanities or Fine Arts Elective* 3

Mathematics 3-5

Natural/Physical Science or COMM 2025 or COMM 2045 3-4

 

Concentrations within the A.A.S. 

Concentration Description: 

Architectural Design concentration

The Architectural Design concentration provides an academic and technical foundation for individuals for employment in the architectural, building construction and design profession. Topics may include building design fundamentals, construction document preparation, building information modeling, sustainable design, building systems and building practices.

  1. ARCT 1300 Construction Documents 3
  2. ARCT 2310 Architectural Design Topics 4
  3. ARCT 2430 Building Environmental Systems 3

 

Civil/Construction concentration

The Civil/Construction concentration provides an academic and technical foundation for individuals for employment in the civil and construction related career fields. Successful graduates will exhibit skills in teamwork, communication and use of current technology to support the planning, analysis, design and construction of both small and large-scale construction and civil projects.  Students have a basic understanding of testing and design, performing necessary technical calculations and analysis, cost budgeting, scheduling, and technical reporting. Students will be prepared to work entry-level positions in a broad range of supervisory and management careers related to civil engineering or the construction industries.  

  1. CIVT 1550 Surveying Fundamentals 4
  2. CIVT 2350 Construction Materials Testing or CIVT 2500 Soil Mechanics 4/3
  3. CIVT 2300 Statics & Strength of Materials

Curriculum


General Education Requirements*


Course 15 SCH (minimum)
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
Behavioral or Social Science Elective* 3
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective* 3
Mathematics 3-5
Natural or Physical Science 3-4

*All General Education Courses must be chosen from the approved TBR list of common General Education courses.

Professional Core Course Requirements (Major Field Core)


Course                                                                                                                                                                                     15 SCH (minimum)
ARCT 1100 Architectural Drawing 3
or 3
CADD 1300 - Architectural Design; Residential              
or  
CADD 1200 AutoCAD Fundamentals               3  
or  
ARCT 2500 Sustainability in the Built Environment     
CADD 1650 REVIT Fundamentals                        3
CIVT 1250 Materials and Methods of Construction                   3
CIVT 2100 Construction Cost Estimating 3

Additional Approved Courses


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