Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

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 AAS

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.

Architectural Technology Certificate

Applies advanced techniques through a simulated architectural design office to develop everything from preliminary, schematic design concepts through full sets of construction documents. Design work includes hand sketches through state-of-the-art, 3D CAD and rendering software. Graduates of this certificate program will be well equipped for positions in various architectural and engineering firms.

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

ARC-153

Architecture, Construction and Engineering Professions

3

EGT-460

PLTW - Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

3

EGR-460

PLTW-Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

 

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-410

Construction Modeling

3

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Math Course*

3

 

 

15

Term 2-Spring

CON-932

Internship

2

CON-313

Structures and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems

3

CAD-201

Introduction to Building Information Modeling

3

CON-190

Construction Lab

3

CON-322

Estimating for Construction and Architecture

3

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Communications Course*

3

 

 

17

Term 3-Summer

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Communications Course*

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

6

Term 4-Fall

ARC-204

Design Studio-Residential

5

ARC-206

Design Studio-Commercial

5

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Approved Humanities Course

3

 

 

13

Term 5-Spring

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

CON-328

Construction Documentation

3

CON-257

Pre-Construction Services

3

CON-400

Construction Services, Project Close-Out and Commissioning

3

 

 

12

Total program credit hours

63

Optional Courses

ARC-924

Honors Project

1

ARC-928

Independent Study

1

Architectural Technology Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

CAD-201

Introduction to Building Information Modeling

3

 

 

3

Term 2

ARC-204

Design Studio-Residential

5

ARC-206

Design Studio-Commercial

5

 

 

10

Total program credit hours

13

*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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