Purpose: The Architecture curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment. Students must see their architecture 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 agreement 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 Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees may accept NOVA graduates as transfer students. See ARC faculty for details.
1 Students 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 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.
5 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.
6 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.
7 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.
8 Courses may be selected from ARC, BLD, and CAD.