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Campus: Larimer Campus

Architectural & Building Science Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Architectural & Building Science and enter the workforce. Students explore construction and drafting concepts and techniques, materials, and overall building design. This degree prepares the student for a career as an architectural CAD drafting technician for architectural design and construction firms, governmental entities, large corporations, and manufacturers/suppliers or building products. It 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).

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 101Basic Architectural Drafting

4

AEC 121Construction Materials and Systems

3

AEC 122Construction Practices and Documents

2

CAD 224Revit Architecture

3

MATH MAT 107 or Higher, MAT 121

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 102Residential Construction Drawing

4

CAD 227Advanced Revit Architecture

3

AEC 208Building Environmental Systems I

3

ELECTIVE IND 112 or Any AEC, CAD, or IND Course

3

ART 121Drawing I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Note: You may take AEC 123 this semester instead of an elective course.  If you complete AEC 123 in semester 2, you should apply for the Architectural Drafting Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 123Commercial Construction Drawing

4

AEC 218Sustainable Building Systems

3

ELECTIVE IND 211 or Any AEC, CAD, or IND Course

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

ENGLISH ENG 121/122/131

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester Note: Upon completion of AEC 101, AEC 121, CAD 224 (semester 1) and AEC 102 (semester 2) and AEC 123 (semester 3), you should apply for the Architectural Drafting Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 200Building Design Development

3

AEC 289Capstone

3

ELECTIVE Any AEC, CAD, or IND Course

3

PHYSICS PHY 105 or Higher

4

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

You should have no less than 60 credits. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress.