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Architectural Technology-Sustainable Design

Curriculum Description

Architecture & Construction Technology
Career Cluster:    Architecture and Construction
Pathway:               Construction

Program Major    Architectural Technology

Pathway Description

These curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions. 

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Program Major Description

A program that prepares individuals to assist architects, engineers, and construction professionals in developing plans and related documentation for residential and commercial projects in both the private and public sectors. Includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting, construction materials and methods, environmental systems, codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning, graphics, and presentation. 

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-N)


NC CIP: 15.0101
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 111 Intro to Arch Technology 1 6 0 3
ARC 112 Constr Matls & Methods 3 2 0 4
  Total: 4 8 0 7

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ARC 113 Residential Arch Tech 1 6 0 3
ARC 210 Intro to Sustain Design 1 3 0 2
ARC 240 Site Planning 2 2 0 3
  Total: 4 11 0 8

Total Credit Hours: 15

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