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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_ARB

Campus: Larimer Campus

Architectural and Building Science - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This degree is a comprehensive two-year study in architectural drafting, elementary design and building science. The program emphasizes green/sustainable architectural practices and essential technical concepts used in architectural CAD and building information modeling (BIM). It prepares students for employment in the following areas: architectural CAD drafting technician for architectural design and construction firms, governmental entities, large corporations, and manufacturers/suppliers or building products. Graduates may also pursue further study in architecture or engineering.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 101Basic Architectural Drafting

4

AEC 102Residential Construction Drawing

4

AEC 121Construction Materials and Systems

3

AEC 122Construction Practices and Documents

2

AEC 123Commercial Construction Drawings

4

AEC 200Building Design Development

3

AEC 208Building Environmental Systems I

3

AEC 218Sustainable Building Systems

3

CAD 101Computer-Aided Drafting I

3

CAD 224Revit Architecture

3

Total Credit Hours:32

Students must work with an advisor in order to select the 12 elective credits from among the following courses (those appropriate in the student's occupational interests):

Elective Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 205Applied Statics and Strengths of Materials

3

AEC 215Elementary Site Planning

3

AEC 216Construction Estimating

3

AEC 289Capstone

3

CAD 102Computer-Aided Drafting II

3

CAD 115Sketchup

3

CAD 222Navisworks/Autodesk

3

CAD 227Advanced Revit Architecture

3

CAD 255SolidWorks/Mechanical

3

IND 114Space Planning

3

IND 200Kitchen and Bath Design

4

IND 231Sustainable Design

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 121Drawing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Note: The statement above reading MAT 107 or higher (ONLY includes MAT 107; MAT 121; MAT 122; MAT 125 or MAT 166 or higher). Students desiring professional advancement in this field should consider taking MAT 121 (4 credits) and MAT 122 (3 credits) or MAT 166 (5 credits) or higher to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHY 105Conceptual Physics with Lab

4

or

PHY 111Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab

5

Total Credit Hours:4-5

Note: PHY 105 students desiring professional advancement in this field should consider taking PHY 111 Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab (5 credit hours) to satisfy general education requirements in physics.

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

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