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The Pre-Architecture Technology degree includes the core group of architecture courses as well as courses designed to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate or professional programs. The second year curriculum emphasizes portfolio production while the electives allow students to customize their curriculum to match the transfer institution.

For more information about Architecture, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: ARCH.AAS.PRE

Program Requirements
ARCH 1100Introduction to Architecture3
ARCH 1111Building Materials4
ARCH 1121Architectural Design Communication4
ARCH 1131Introduction to Architectural Design4
ARCH 1211Basic Computer-Aided Drafting-AutoCAD3
ARCH 2201Architectural Design I5
ARCH 2202Architectural Design II5
ARCH 2203Introduction to Architectural Theory3
ARCH 2220Architectural Computer Modeling2
ARCH 2250Architectural Presentation and Portfolio3
ENGLI 1101English Composition I3
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Small-Group Communication
Introduction to Business Communication
PHYSI 1201General Physics I5
MATH 2231Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4-5
or MATH 2134 Calculus for Business and Social Science
Program Electives
Select nine hours from the following to align with transfer school requirements:9
Basic Architectural Drafting
Introduction to BIM-Revit
Advanced BIM-Revit
Detailing and Construction Documents
Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumb Systems
Structural Systems
English Composition II
General Education
Select six credits of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences requirements6
Total Credits66-67

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ARCH 1100 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCH 1121 Architectural Design Communication 4
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 2231
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1
or Calculus for Business and Social Science
ARCH 1101 Basic Architectural Drafting 2 3
Second Semester
ARCH 1131 Introduction to Architectural Design 4
ARCH 1111 Building Materials 4
ARCH 1211 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting-AutoCAD 3
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
Summer Semester
ARCH 2220 Architectural Computer Modeling 2
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Third Semester
ARCH 2201 Architectural Design I 5
ARCH 2250 Architectural Presentation and Portfolio 3
PHYSI 1201 General Physics I 5
ARCH 2230 Structural Systems 3
Fourth Semester
ARCH 2202 Architectural Design II 5
ARCH 2203 Introduction to Architectural Theory 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Select one: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Small-Group Communication
Introduction to Business Communication
 Total Credits66-67

MATH 2231 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or MATH 2134 Calculus for Business and Social Science - math requirements based on transfer school requirements. Meet with faculty advisors to determine appropriate math class.


Do not take this term if taking 5 credit Math class. Contact your faculty advisor to develop an appropriate course sequence.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.
  • If additional Math courses are required due to placement, please contact a Faculty Advisor to discuss your individual requirements.