The Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Technology program features courses in architectural construction, architectural drafting, estimating, mechanics of materials, design of reinforced concrete, and fire prevention fundamentals, to name a few. Additional course work includes interpersonal communications, technical communications, and electives.
Why major in Architectural Technology?
Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment give you the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience in your chosen area of study. You will also be able to learn the theoretical components of engineering technologies from our diverse and qualified faculty. The experience and education you can gain at Sinclair gives you the advantage as you enter the world of engineering as a trained professional.
This area of study might be for you if:
- You enjoy hands-on activities and building/working with different technologies.
- You find the architecture, construction and engineering fields to be interesting and want to learn more.
- You are interested in the methods and problem-solving techniques of architecture and planning.
- You would like to explore the construction and design of the world built around you.
What are the primary software applications featured in the Architectural Technology program?
- AutoCAD, Latest Release
- Revit Architectural Latest Release
Program Educational Objectives for Architectural Technology Associate Degree:
- Graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a design technician or closely related position in industry.
- Graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program.
Program Outcomes for Architectural Technology Associate Degree:
- Demonstrate skills sufficient to solve technical problems related to the field of architecture.
- Describe the architectural design process.
- Produce a complete set of working drawings for both a single family home and a commercial building.
- Recognize professional, ethical and societal responsibilities, respect diversity and commit to life-long learning.
- Communicate effectively and professionally through proper use of oral, written and graphic techniques.
- Know building materials, components, mechanical systems and methods of construction for both residential and commercial buildings.
- Assist in the management of construction projects with emphasis on safety, quality and teamwork.
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The Architectural Technology program helps students develop skills applicable in a variety of Built Environment professions, including architectural, engineering and design practices, contracting firms, and material suppliers. Building Information modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project design (IPD) are core principles taught throughout the curriculum, with Autodesk Revit being the primary BIM tool. Environmental responsibility is emphasized, with students taking a USGBC LEED exam prep course. Curriculum tracks are available for both building technology and building design.
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