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Architectural and Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Contemporary Technology for Design
Building Construction Management

PURPOSE: The Architectural and Engineering Technology degree is designed to develop qualified technicians for the field of engineering. The technician serves as an important link between the engineering professional and the skilled tradesperson in the design, construction, and operation of engineering projects.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This program will provide graduates with the skills and specialized knowledge for employment as highly-trained architectural draftspersons; managers for the construction industry; technicians for construction projects, such as highway, bridge, dam, commercial, and residential construction; and other related occupations in a highly active industry. Employment opportunities are numerous from the planning stage through project completion and inspection in the following areas: construction industry in private enterprise, government-related business, consulting, and other engineering-related activities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to general college admission, applicants shall have (1) completed placement testing and (2) met with their advisor to establish a planned course of study prior to being allowed to register for courses.

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or their equivalent, at a minimum, is strongly recommended: four units of English, one unit of laboratory science (preferably physical science), one unit of social studies, and two units of mathematics (one unit of algebra and one unit of geometry).

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the Reynolds computer competency requirement by successfully completing CSC 155 or ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the Reynolds computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for CSC 155 or ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

All Specializations

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

Summer

DRF 2311

Computer-Aided Drafting I

2

2

3

CSC 155
or
ITE 115

Computer Concepts and Applications or
Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

TOTAL

5

2

6

Fall, Year 1

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

MTH 131

Technical Mathematics

3

0

3

ARC 121

Architectural Drafting I

2

3

3

ARC 131

Materials and Methods of Construction I

3

0

3

DRF 232

Computer-Aided Drafting II

2

2

3

______2

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

14

5

16

 
CURRICULUM:
Contemporary Technology for Design

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

Spring, Year 1

BLD 103

Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspection

3

0

3

DRF 238

Computer-Aided Modeling and Rendering I

2

2

3

ARC 122

Architectural Drafting II

2

3

3

ARC 132

Materials and Methods of Construction II

3

0

3

ARC 221

Architecture CAD Applications Software I

2

2

3

TOTAL

12

7

15

Fall, Year 2

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

BLD 210

Building Structures

3

0

3

ARC 241

Building Mechanical Systems

3

0

3

BLD 200

Sustainable Construction

3

0

3

______2

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

12-13

0-2

13

Spring, Year 2

ARC 242

Building Electrical Systems

3

0

3

BLD 231

Construction Estimating

3

0

3

ARC 201
or
______2

History of Modern Architecture
or
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

ARC 222

Architectural CAD Applications Software II

2

2

3

MTH 154

Quantitative Reasoning

3

0

3

TOTAL

14

2

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in  Architectural and Engineering Technology,  Contemporary Technology  for Design Specialization 65

 

 

CURRICULUM:
Building Construction Management Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

Spring, Year 1

BLD 200

Sustainable Construction

3

0

3

ARC 122

Architectural Drafting II

2

3

3

ARC 132

Materials and Methods of Construction II

3

0

3

BLD 101

Construction Management I

3

0

3

TOTAL

11

3

12

Fall, Year 2

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

BLD 103

Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspection

3

0

3

ARC 241

Building Mechanical Systems

3

0

3

BLD 210

Building Structures

3

0

3

ARC 221

Architectural CAD Applications Software I

2

2

3

_______2

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

14-15

2-4

16

Spring, Year 2

BLD 231

Construction Estimating

3

0

3

BLD 247

Construction Planning and Scheduling

3

0

3

MTH 154

Quantitative Reasoning

3

0

3

______4

Approved Technical Elective

2-3

0-3

3

ARC 201

or

______2

History of Modern Architecture

or

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

14-15

0-3

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in  Architectural and Engineering Technology,  Building Construction Management Specialization 65

 03.02.18 

1 Students with experience in computer–aided drafting may petition the program head to earn credit by ABLE for this course.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

3 ARC 201 is the preferred course.  However, a list of approved humanities/fine arts electives is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

4 Approved technical electives are ARC 222 and GOL 105. 

ARCHITECTURE

ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I (3 cr.)

Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Part I of II. Prerequisite: DRF 231 or school approval. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II (3 cr.)

Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Part II of II. Prerequisite: ARC 121 or school approval. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ARC 131 Materials and Methods of Construction I (3 cr.)

Covers use of wood as a building material in all phases of construction. Deals with species used, growth characteristics, hygroscopic properties, and applications of lumber and plywood. Includes wood framing systems, pre-manufactured components, modular systems, windows, doors, cabinets, and flooring. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ARC 132 Materials and Methods of Construction II (3 cr.)

Studies masonry and concrete materials related to the construction industry: materials, mixtures, handling and placing, finishing and curing, and protection of concrete work. Includes brick and cementitious materials, mortar, and workmanship, and iron, steel, and aluminum as used in construction. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ARC 201 History of Modern Architecture (3 cr.)

Surveys architecture from 19th century to present, with emphasis on philosophy of design, form, and structure. Prerequisite: ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ARC 221 Architectural CAD Applications Software I (3 cr.)

Teaches the principles and techniques of architectural drawing practices through the use of architecture specific CAD software. Utilizes the commands and features of the software to generate drawings that emphasize architectural design and structural systems. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

ARC 222 Architectural CAD Applications Software II (3 cr.)

Uses advanced features of architectural CAD software to teach students to develop working drawings and details that adhere to the practices and techniques of architectural drawing principles. Prerequisite: ARC 221. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

ARC 241 Building Mechanical Systems (3 cr.)

Studies components and design for systems in residential and commercial building. Covers plumbing supply and drainage, including storm drainage and private sewage disposal. Requires calculation of overall heat balances for buildings as basis for design of heating and cooling systems. Prerequisite: ARC 122 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ARC 242 Building Electrical Systems (3 cr.)

Studies components and design for lighting and electrical systems, security, fire, and smoke alarms. Lecture 3 hours per week.


Name Program Email Phone
Aubrey Bass Arch and Engin Tech AAS-Building Construction Management Specialization SBass@reynolds.edu 804/523-5600
Aubrey Bass Arch and Engin Tech AAS-Contemporary Tech for Design Specialization SBass@reynolds.edu 804/523-5600

 

Common Job Titles1: Architect; Architectural Designer; Architectural Drafter; Architectural Draftsman; Architectural Intern; CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Civil Designer; Civil Drafter; Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Drafter (CADD Drafter); Drafter; Drafting Technician; Draftsman; Draftsperson; Intern Architect; Project Manager


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 452

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $36,500 - $54,700


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on August 15, 2018.