HEGIS Code - 5304, CIP Code - 15.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: CTAT-AAS

     This program prepares individuals for employment in the fields of architectural, construction or engineering-construction. Curriculum content in the program covers, but is not limited to, principles of architectural/construction design, residential/commercial drafting, and related professional practices in the field. Graduates can work with architects, civil engineers, or related professionals. Subject matter also includes surveying, site planning, estimating and scheduling, and other technical skills needed for the construction industry. Accordingly, graduates can also assist contractors with project management, estimates and schedules, and on-site problem solving. Among others, potential job titles include the following: architectural drafter, architectural technician, engineering technician, cost estimator, construction project manager, and building product representative. Students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree should consult with the department.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     This program is offered as a four-semester sequence starting every fall; however, by consulting with the department, students can be admitted for the spring semester. Students entering the program must be at the MAT112 level.

FIRST SEMESTER (fall)**: 17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
COT110: Surveying I 3
COT114: Construction Methods 3
DRF112: Technical Drawing/Basic CAD 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  MAT112: Technical Mathematics I 4

SECOND SEMESTER (spring): 16 credits Credits
COT166: Statics 3
COT222: Site Planning 3
DRF217: Architectural Drafting: Residential 3
  MAT124: Fundamentals of Precalculus I or higher 4
  Social Sciences Elective 3

THIRD SEMESTER (fall): 14 credits Credits
COT233: Strength of Materials 3
COT240: Construction Estimating and Scheduling 3
DRF218: Architectural Drafting: Presentations 3
PHY112: Technical Physics I 4
  Physical Education 1

FOURTH SEMESTER (spring): 16 credits Credits
COT243: Professional Practices in the Construction Industry 3
COT236: Green Building Principles 3
  English Elective 3
* Humanities Elective 3
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  Physical Education 1


* Students intending to pursue a 4- or 5-year bachelor's degree in architecture or architectural technology are advised to select  ART130, ART133, or ART210 as their humanities elective.
** Students who matriculate in January may require more than four semesters to complete the program.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.