Architectural Construction Technology
The mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Construction is to prepare students for entry level positions in construction firms by providing architectural drafting skills and an understanding of the fundamentals of architecture and construction.
Admission to the Program:
Suggested high school courses should include three years of high school mathematics, one laboratory science course and one year of architectural drafting. Students must complete basic skills placement testing before admission into this program.
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 201||TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|MATH 130||TECHNICAL ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY ||5|
|PHYS 112||TECHNICAL PHYSICS I ||4|
Required Program Courses
|ARCH 131||ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION I ||4|
|ARCH 204||ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING I ||3|
|ARCTK 111||ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING ||3|
|ARCTK 112||STRUCTURAL DRAFTING ||3|
|ARCTK 113||ELEMENTARY SURVEYING ||2|
|ARCTK 116||HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION ||3|
|ARCTK 125||SOILS AND FOUNDATION MATERIALS ||3|
|ARCTK 201||ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING ||4|
|ARCTK 203||MECHANICS OF MATERIALS ||3|
|ARCTK 210||INTERNSHIP ||3|
|ARCTK 225||SITE DEVELOPMENT ||2|
|ARCTK 229||COST ESTIMATING AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE ||3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVES **||4|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Approved electives: ARCH 111, 112, 205, 206; ARCTK 114, 115, 117, 118, 215, 216, 224, 227, 228, 230, or 255.
Typical potential job titles for graduates could be internships in: architectural detailer, architectural drafter, estimator, planning technician, field inspector, sales representative, and laboratory technician. The program offers several options in tailoring the student´s studies toward career goals by implementing the appropriate electives into the program outline. Those students considering transfer of credit to a university for a baccalaureate degree should discuss their program goals and transferability of courses with their advisor.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ARCTK 111; ARCTK 113; ARCTK 116; MATH 130; ENGL 110|
|Spring Semester 1||ARCH 131; ARCTK 112; ARCTK 125; ARCH 204; ENGL 201|
|Summer Semester||ARCTK 210|
|Fall Semester 2||ARCTK 201; ARCTK 203; ARCTK 225; PHYS 112; Approved Electives|
|Spring Semester 2||ARCTK 229; Approved Electives; Social Science; Humanities|
Program Contact Information
Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department
(309)694-5113 or Dirksen Hall, phone 694-5734
Illinois Career Cluster
Architecture and Construction