Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for employment. Students must see their Architecture Technology advisor to satisfy individual goals. The graduates will find employment in the field of architecture, construction, and urban design utilizing their construction knowledge, graphic communication, and problem solving skills.
Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to select senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in the program.
Recommended Preparation: Two years of high school algebra and geometry.
Colleges and universities offering the Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees may accept NOVA graduates as transfer students. See ARC faculty for details.
1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
2 ARC 298 is recommended for the students who are planning to transfer to four-year colleges.
3 MTH 163 (3 cr.) or higher may be substituted for MTH 115. MTH 166 (5 cr.) is recommended for students who wish to transfer.
4 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.
5 Courses may be selected from ARC, BLD, and CAD.
6 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227 or CST 229.
7 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.
8 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.