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Architectural Drafting Associate in Applied Science

Construction Technology Architectural Drafting

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Completion of this program leads to employment as a draftsman or detailer with an architecture or design firm or as a contractor, material supplier or with a construction company. Study may include Computer Aided Design or Drafting. 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

63

Program/Plan Number

122

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​

Program Core Requirements

21  CH
Architecture
ARCHITC 121
Architectural Drawing I 4
Introduction to techniques of graphic expression, emphasis on using graphic means for communication. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 170, AND eligibility for ENGLISH 100, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 122
Architectural Drawing II 4
Continuation of Architecture 121. Emphasis on developing skills in shading, proportion, pencil and introduction to pictorial and other rendering techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, AND completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 171, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 123
Architectural Drawing III 4
Continuation of Architecture 122. Emphasis on developing skills in pictorial and perspective drawing and sketching, color, form, and presentation skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 122, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 166
Concepts Of Planning 5
In-depth examination of criteria which influence architecture; programming, site analysis, mechanical and structural considerations; applications of delineation techniques; examination of philosophy of significant architects and their work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121 AND Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 171 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 202
General Construction 4
Study of materials used in building construction, their growth or manufacture, preparation and application; emphasis on frame and masonry construction types; working drawings and structural details. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, AND completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 172, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

Additional Requirements

25  CH
​​For Art courses, students can choose any drawing course. For Mathematics 143 students can also choose any other Math course(s) recommended by a college Academic Advisor.
Architecture
ARCHITC 170
Computer-Aided Design I for Architectural Drafting Techniques 3
Introduction to design and drafting techniques using computer-aided (CAD) systems; use of basic command structures, keyboard and menu tablets; text, dimensioning and pen and layer selection. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for ENGLISH 100 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 171
Computer-Aided Design II Architectural Drafting Techniques 3
Intermediate drafting and design techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) systems; dimensioning and text, 3-D geometric constructs, advanced editing techniques, file handling and plotter utilization. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 170 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 172
Computer-Aided Design III for Architectural Drafting Techniques 3
Advanced drafting and design techniques using computer-aided design/drafting (CAD) programs; techniques of file handling, 3-D drawing, solid modeling and rendering. Hardware and software requirements will be discussed. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 170 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 204
General Construction Advanced 4
Continuation of Architecture 202. Emphasis on advanced structural detailing and working drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 202, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
ARCHITC 266
Architectural Planning 5
Application of planning concepts to basic architectural problems through development of selected design projects emphasizing relation of form to function; project presentation will employ models and pictorial rendering techniques in various media; current architectural thought explored through examples of various building types. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 166, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 143
Pre Calculus 6
Precalculus mathematics focuses on mathematical reasoning and solving problems to improve the mathematical skill of the student. The following topics from algebra and trigonometry are studied in depth: review of algebraic concepts, functions and graphs, conic sections, solution of systems of equations, theory of equations, sequences, series, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations, trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities and equations, solution of triangles applications, inverse trigonometric functions. The use of graphing, calculators and computers is strongly recommended. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99, or COMPASS placement test score range within PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99) and ALGEBRA (43-99) and College ALGEBRA (1-50), or ACT Math Score range within (21-23), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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