Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 (5 terms including summer), some required evening classes

Industry endorsements earned
National Career Readiness Certificate

Architectural Technology provides quality technical training to be successful in a career related to the architectural profession. The program includes instruction in a variety of CAD software, hand sketching, business and graphic editing computer applications, teamwork/problem-solving skills and liberal arts studies. Practical experience can be enhanced through an optional 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

Term 1-Fall

EGT-460

PLTW - Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

3

EGR-460

PLTW-Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

 

CON-311

Building Construction Systems I

 

CON-410

Construction Modeling

3

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

ARC-150

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Professions

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers OR

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

 

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Math Course*

3

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

CON-313

Structures and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems

3

CON-190

Construction Lab

3

CAD-201

Introduction to REVIT

3

CON-322

Residential Estimating

3

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Communications Course*

3

 

 

15

Term 3-Summer

ARC-102

Architectural Sketching

3

CAD-212

REVIT Customization

3

CAD-400

AutoCAD for Architecture

3

ARC-195

Sketchup for Architecture

3

 

 

 

 

 

12

Term 4-Fall

CAD-204

Architectural Documentation

6

ARC-185

Architectural Photoshop Techniques

1

CAD-207

REVIT Projects

3

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

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Communications Course*

3

 

 

16

Term 5-Spring

CAD-206

Architectural Design Studio

6

ARC-200

Architectural Portfolio

1

ARC-135

American Architecture

1

ART-133

Drawing

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

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Approved Humanities Course

 

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

74

Optional Courses

ARC-924

Honors Project

1

ARC-928

Independent Study

1

*Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university may substitute the following courses:

Advanced math class FOR
MAT-716 Industrial Math II
ENG-105 Composition I AND ENG-108 Comp. II: Technical Writing
OR
ENG-106 Composition II FOR
Communication electives

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