CURRICULAR GUIDE

Architectural Technology, Core Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0233  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

The Architectural Studies Program offers students interested in the field of
architecture three degree options.  This degree option makes available a
comprehensive program of study, involving all aspects of the contemporary
architectural profession.  Graduates of this comprehensive program are
prepared to work as para-professionals in the offices of registered
architects, engineers, interior designers, residential designers and builders,
component suppliers and manufacturers, assisting those offices with the
preparation of drawn documentation, design work, research, and field
supervision.  Students within this option area are also prepared to pursue a
higher degree in architecture.  Not all courses in this program transfer to
all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Architectural Studies Center, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 450, telephone number (517) 483-1327.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 33 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARCH 101    Architectural Drafting I                                         4
ARCH 102    Architectural Drafting II                                        4
ARCH 121    Visual Communication I                                           3
ARCH 201    Architectural Drafting III                                       4
ARCH 202    Architectural Drafting IV                                        4
ARCH 211    Design Studio I                                                  3
ARCH 271    Structural Theory                                                4
BLDT 281    BOCA/Uniform Code                                                3
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 37-41 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Graphics                                      7-8 Credits
ARCH 221    Architectural DataCAD I                                          4
ARCH 222    Architectural DataCAD II                                         4
ARCH 231    Architectural AutoCAD I                                          4
ARCH 232    Architectural AutoCAD II                                         4
ARCH 237    Arch Computer Rendering                                          3
ARCH 251    Architectural MicroStation I                                     4
ARCH 252    Architectural MicroStation II                                    4

CHOICE 3:   Materials, Structures and Systems                      7-8 Credits
ARCH 273    Environmental Systems                                            4
ARCH 276    Alternative Structures                                           3
ARCH 278    Energy Efficient Design                                          4
ARCH 283    Materials of Construction                                        4
BLDT 277    Construction Cost Estimating                                     4

CHOICE 4:   History and Preservation                                 6 Credits
ARCH 141    Architectural History I                                          3
ARCH 142    Architectural History II                                         3
ARCH 146    Preser/Adaptive Reuse Architec                                   3

CHOICE 5:   Design                                                 2-3 Credits
ARCH 128    Residential Planning                                             2
ARCH 181    Barrier-Free Design                                              3
ARCH 182    Universal Design                                                 3
ARCH 212    Design Studio II                                                 3
ARCH 213    Facilities Design                                                3

CHOICE 6:   Architectural Related (See Note 2)                     3-4 Credits
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Allows completion of courses which relate to specific career preparation
      for the field of architecture and have not been applied in any of the
      above categories.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ARCH 101          ARCH 102          ARCH 201          ARCH 202
ARCH 121          ARCH 211          ARCH 271          Lim.Ch.
MATH 121          BLDT 281          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.