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.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ARCTK 111; ARCTK 113; ARCTK 116; MATH 130; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1ARCH 131; ARCTK 112; ARCTK 125; ARCH 204; ENGL 201
Summer SemesterARCTK 210
Fall Semester 2ARCTK 201; ARCTK 203; ARCTK 225; PHYS 112; Approved Electives
Spring Semester 2ARCTK 229; Approved Electives; Social Science; Humanities

Program Contact Information

Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309)694-5113 or Dirksen Hall, phone 694-5734

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Construction