Architecture AA Pathway

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    Dale Mabry
AA.ARC (72 Credit Hours) | Part of the Architecture and Building Trades Subject

The Architecture AA degree pathway prepares students for a career in architectural design and for transfer to university for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture. Students entering this program should have artistic talent, an eye for detail, and an interest in both hand-drawing and drafting technology as they apply to architectural design. Students are also encouraged to take CADD (Computer-Aided Design & Drafting) courses in addition to the required AA track courses for transfer. Some of the coursework may also be relevant and transferable to other institutions for interior design and landscape architecture. Prospective students should consult with transfer institutions for detailed requirements.

This curriculum is from the current catalog and is meant to provide prospective students a guide/pathway to complete the following degree track. Students are highly-encouraged to follow the curriculum track as outlined below. Please note that some courses within the degrees and certificates are not offered every term and only certain courses are offered as distance-learning modality. Some courses in the track are sequential and will thus require additional coursework. Students should consult the Department Chair, Joseph Tisdale, for advising questions.

Degree > Architecture AA Pathway

AA.ARC (72 credit hours)

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.  Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

This pathway is for students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree in architectural design, interior design and landscape architecture.

Careers include interior and building design, furniture and lighting design, urban planning, industrial design, and sales as well as jobs in the environmental field and construction industry.

YEAR I – First Semester
ARC 1180C Introduction to Digital Architecture  3 cr.
*ARC 1301 Architectural Design I  4 cr.
*ARC 1701 Survey of Architectural Design I  3 cr.
**†MAC 1105 College Algebra  3 cr.
†SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - 3cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester
*ARC 1302 Architectural Design II 4 cr.
ARC 2461 Materials and Methods I  3 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I  3 cr.
**PHY 2053 General Physics I  3 cr.
**PHY 2053L General Physics I Laboratory  1 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester
†ENC 1102 English Composition II  3 cr.
†SPC 1608 Public Speaking  3 cr.
Behavioral Science/History/Economics General Education CORE  3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester
*ARC 2201 Theory of Architecture  3 cr.
*ARC 2303 Architectural Design III  5 cr.
†ARH 1000 Understanding Visual Art or HUM 1020, Introduction to Humanities or
 †LIT 2000, Introduction to Literature or †MUL 1010, Introduction to Music or
 †PHI 1010, Introduction to Philosophy or THE 1000, Introduction to Theatre Arts ... 3 cr.
**†MAC 2233C Calculus for Business and Social Science or †MAC 2311, Calculus and
Analytic Geometry I  3-5 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester
*ARC 2304 Architectural Design IV 5 cr.
*ARC 2501 Architectural Structure I  4 cr.
Biological Science General Education  3-4 cr.

YEAR II – Third Semester
†CGS 2100 Computer Information Technology and Literacy 3 - cr.
AMH 2020, Modern History or †POS 2041, American Government 3 cr.
History General Education  3 cr.
Humanities General Education  3 cr.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term. 

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