CURRICULAR GUIDE

Architectural Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0233  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

The Architectural Studies Program offers students interested in the field of
architecture a comprehensive program of study, involving all aspects of the
contemporary architectural profession. Graduates of this program are prepared
to work as para-professionals in the offices of registered architects,
engineers, interior designers, residential designers and builders, component
suppliers and manufacturers, assisting those offices with the preparation of
drawn documentation, design work, research, and field supervision.  Students
within this option area are also prepared to pursue a higher degree in
architecture.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. 
Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor
before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Construction and Maintenance Technologies Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 36 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARCH 100    Intro to Architecture Drawing (See Note 1)                       3
ARCH 101    Residential Detailing                                            4
ARCH 102    Residential Drawing                                              4
ARCH 121    Visual Communication I                                           3
ARCH 201    Commercial Design                                                4
ARCH 202    Commercial Drawing                                               4
ARCH 211    Design Studio                                                    3
ARCH 271    Structural Theory                                                4
BLDT 281    MI Residential/Building Codes                                    3
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 36-42 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Graphics                                    10-12 Credits
ARCH 221    Architectural DataCAD I                                          4
ARCH 222    Architectural DataCAD II                                         4
ARCH 225    Arch DataCAD Independent Study                                 1-4
ARCH 231    Architectural AutoCAD I                                          4
ARCH 232    Architectural AutoCAD II                                         4
ARCH 235    Arch AutoCAD Independent Study                                 1-4
ARCH 237    Arch Computer Rendering                                          3

CHOICE 3:   Materials, Structures and Systems                      7-8 Credits
ARCH 273    Environmental Systems                                            4
ARCH 276    Alternative Structures                                           3
ARCH 278    Building Science                                                 4
ARCH 283    Materials of Construction                                        4
BLDT 277    Construction Cost Estimating                                     4

CHOICE 4:   History and Preservation                                 6 Credits
ARCH 141    Architectural History I                                          3
ARCH 142    Architectural History II                                         3
ARCH 146    Preser/Adaptive Reuse Architec                                   3

CHOICE 5:   Architectural Related (See Note 3)                     1-4 Credits

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   72

1.    Students having more than one year of high school drafting or equivalent
      work experience should see an advisor in the Construction and
      Maintenance Technologies Department to see if ARCH 100 can be waived.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Allows completion of courses which relate to specific career preparation
      for the field of architecture and have not been applied in any of the
      above categories.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ARCH 100          ARCH 101          ARCH 102          ARCH 201
Lim.Ch.           ARCH 121          ARCH 211          ARCH 271
Lim.Ch.           MATH 121          BLDT 281          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
                  Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.

ARCH 202