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College Catalog 2014-2015

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through AL, AN

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ARC 123 Architectural Graphics I 3
ARC 133 Construction Methodology and Procedures I 3
ARC 200 History of Architecture 4
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   18
2nd Semester
ARC 124 Architectural Graphics II 3
ARC 134 Construction Methodology and Procedures II 3
ARC 138 Structures for Architects 3
2ARC 298 Seminar and Project or ARC Technical Elective 3
3MTH 115 Technical Math I 3
Total   15
3rd Semester
ARC 225 Site Planning 3
ARC 231 Architectural Design and Graphics I 4
ARC 243 Environmental Systems 4
CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting & Design II 4
4___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
ARC 232 Architectural Design and Graphics II 4
ARC 240 Designing Sustainable Built Environments or 3
  Technical Elective5  
6CST Elective 3
7___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
8PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
8PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   15
Total credits for the Architecture Technology A.A.S.=66

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.