Arapahoe Community College

2014-2015 Catalog

Architectural Design and Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science

CIP 150101 (ARC)

The Architectural Design and Technology program provides graduates with the knowledge, design, and drawing skills needed in today’s architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.

In addition to manual and computer drawing techniques, students will be introduced to a wide range of architectural and construction topics. Among these topics are design concepts, sustainable building systems, building information modeling (BIM), International Building Codes (IBC), and interpretation of construction documents. Students may pursue individual interests through elective courses and internships.

The AAS degree in Architectural Design and Technology will provide a foundation for further coursework at other schools leading to a professional architecture degree or to begin entry level employment as a drafter.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(16 credit hours)

ART 110

Art Appreciation (GT-AH1) OR


ART 111

Art History I Ancient to Medieval (GT-AH1) OR


ART 112

Art History II Renaissance to 1900 (GT-AH1)


COM 115

Public Speaking OR


COM 125

Interpersonal Communication OR


COM 217

Group Communication


ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1) OR


ENG 131

Technical Writing


MAT 108

Technical Mathematics OR higher



Select from any Guaranteed Transfer course


Major Courses

(42 credit hours)

AEC 100

Introduction to Design Theory


AEC 110

Architectural Design and Modeling


AEC 116

Building Materials


AEC 125

History of Architecture


AEC 202

Architectural Design and Analysis


AEC 204

Architectural Graphics


AEC 218

Sustainable Building Systems


AEC 225

Architectural Design and Development


AEC 236

International Building Codes


AEC 255

Professional Seminar and Portfolio


CAD 101

Computer Aided Drafting I


CAD 102

Computer Aided Drafting II


CAD 224

Revit Architecture


Restricted Electives

(6 credit hours)

Choose six credits from the following:

AEC 206

Applied Structural Analysis


AEC 216

Construction Estimating


AEC 219

LEED Exam Preparation


AEC 220



AEC 226

Construction Scheduling


AEC 228

Contracts and the Legal Environment


AEC 280




(64 credit hours)

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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