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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, AN

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ARC 123 Architectural Graphics I 3
ARC 133 Construction Methodology & 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 & Procedures II 3
ARC 138 Structures for Architects 3
ARC 201 History of Modern Architecture 3
2ARC 298 Seminar and Project or ARC Technical Elective 3
3MTH 115 Technical Math I 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
ARC 225 Site Planning 3
ARC 231 Architectural Design & 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 & Graphics II 4
ARC 240 Designing Sustainable Built Environments or 3
  8Technical Elective  
5CST Elective 3
6___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
7PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
7PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   15
Total credits for the Architecture Technology A.A.S.=69

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.