Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Architectural Technology

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters), 12-week summer session (first year only) Architectural Technology prepares graduates to become architectural CAD technicians. The program includes freehand drafting as well as in-depth instruction in CAD, computer applications, essential group skills (teamwork, project development and problem-solving) and liberal arts studies. Practical experience is enhanced through a paid architectural/construction-related internship or an unpaid architectural mentoring program.

Career opportunities: CAD technicians for architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical and/or structural services; estimators; designers; drafters for building material suppliers; remodelers; kitchen designers; residential designers.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Year - First Semester (Fall)

ARC-300

Architectural Sketching

3

CON-116

Architectural Plans and Specs or

2

EGT-460

PLTW - Civil Engineering and Architecture

 

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

CON-311

Building Construction Systems I

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

MAT-716

Industrial Math II

3

 

 

15

First Year - Second Semester (Spring)

ARC-195

CAD Sketchup

3

CAD-200

CAD SoftPlan and Chief Architect

3

CON-190

Construction Skills Lab

2

CON-313

Building Construction Systems II

3

CON-321

Residential Estimating

2

 

 

13

Summer Term

ARC-100

Architectural Profession

1

ARC-135

American Architecture

1

ARC-720

Architecture Health and Safety Certificate

1

CAD-202

Architectural CAD Residential

3

CAD-400

AutoCAD for Architecture

3

 

 

9

Second Year - First Semester (Fall)

ART-133

Drawing (Humanities)

3

CAD-204

Architectural CAD Commercial

6

–––––––

Communication elective

3

–––––––

Social Science elective

3

 

 

15

Second Year - Second Semester (Spring)

ARC-932

Internship

2

CAD-201

Architectural CAD REVIT

3

CAD-206

Architectural CAD Projects

6

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

69

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