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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Architectural Technology


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Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science Architectural Technology 62 Designed for transferring into a Bachelor of Architecture program or into entry level field of architecture. The courses develop theory and practice through the use of hands-on analog and digital CAD/BIM technology and hands-on design and construction.
Certificate Architectural Technology-Architectural Commercial Design & Construction 44 -
Certificate Architectural Technology-Architectural Residential Design & Construction 19 -
Certificate Architectural Technology-Civil Construction 32  

 

Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Janice Grant 586.445.7480 grantj@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology may pursue a wide variety of employment opportunities in the architectural design and construction industry.  They are also well-prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree and eventual registration as an architect. The program provides an opportunity for the student to acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills in architectural design and construction with current technologies.  The curriculum is designed to include a variety of interest areas within the courses including interior architecture, architectural history, environmental controls, office practice, structures, urban planning, materials, construction technology, rendering, model building and CAD/BIM computer modeling.  Students have the opportunity to enrich their education through participation in a variety of architecture-related extracurricular activities, competitions, and preparation for the builder’s license, BIM certificate, and LEED Green Associates credentials. Certificate programs are offered in Residential, Commercial and Civil.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Create complete projects following the architectural design process from sketch to final documentation.

2. Analyze program statements, reference materials, standards, codes, and other appropriate information sources,

3. Generate architectural design solutions by using conventional graphics and computer graphics applications.

4. Determine appropriate materials and building systems to use in the design of residential, commercial, and urban developments.

5. Apply math concepts to the development and completion of design and construction drawings related to architectural projects.

6. Demonstrate competence when communicating in written and oral presentation form terminology common to the architectural design and construction industry.

7. Integrate the knowledge and technical skills learned to work collaboratively in teams on architectural design and construction projects.

8. Demonstrate the importance of functionality, aesthetics, and diversity in the creative process of architectural design.

9. Evaluate design solutions to accommodate a diverse community and global society.

Requirements & Specific Information:

Articulation agreements (available for viewing on the college website at www.macomb.edu) allow students to get Macomb credit for related high school courses and transfer many credits into a Bachelor of Architecture program.  Contact the Facilities Design and Construction Office at 586.445.7012.

Career Opportunities:

Architectural Technology-Associate of Applied Science: Job titles such as Architectural Intern and Architectural CAD or BIM Computer Technician or Drafter are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.

Architectural Technology-Architectural Commercial Design-Certificate: Job titles such as Commercial Architectural Intern and Architectural CAD or BIM Computer Technician or Drafter are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.

Architectural Technology-Architectural Residential Design & Construction-Certificate: Job titles such as Residential Architectural Intern and Architectural CAD or BIM Computer Technician or Drafter, Construction and Building Inspectors, Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers, and Residential Advisors are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.

Architectural Technology-Civil Construction-Certificate: Job titles such as Architectural and Civil Drafters are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.

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