Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Architectural Technology: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 67 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, TB 416B
General Information, (801) 957-4827
Program Information, (801) 957-3932

Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Cindy Clark, SC W138, (801) 957-3361

Program Faculty:
Professor: Jeff Plant
Associate Professors: Norman Clark, Kevin King

Program Description: The Architectural Technology program curriculum leads to an AAS in Architectural Technology and is designed to provide students with the skills required to become architectural CAD/BIM operators. The AAS curriculum concentrates on the process involved in preparing sets of presentation and construction documents. Drawing skills are developed using computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) systems. In this process, students study construction details, mechanical systems, building code, specifications and building construction techniques.

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
1. Be prepared for drafting positions in architectural offices, building construction and development firms, and consulting engineering offices. 1,5
2. Demonstrate knowledge of residential and commercial construction processes, methods and materials. 1
3. Demonstrate competency in CAD drafting 1
4. Demonstrate knowledge of local and national building codes level appropriate for a second year student. 1
5. Program is current (up-to-date) and continues to offer courses that will help students be prepared to apply for employment in the field. 1
6. Demonstrate architectural drafting and design skills for a set of plans. 1,2,4
7. Acquire substantive knowledge of architectural drawing to assist engineers and owners in the construction process. 1,2
8. Effectively communicate. Develop critical reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Organize and present ideas and information orally and in writing. Understand and use the elements of effective communication in group settings. 2
9. Validate the ability to communicate effectively to the architectural profession. 2
10. Communicate effectively while working in classroom groups and teams, brainstorming and synthesizing ideas into workable schemes and presentations. 2
11. Demonstrate proficiency in inspecting construction projects to insure compliance with plans, specifications, building codes and quality assurance standards. 4
12. Engage in service-learning for community building and an enhanced academic experience. 5
13. Demonstrate the knowledge base of how architectural design, building codes, and zoning ordinances affect cities, etc. 5

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

Please note that required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, a student must follow the suggested program schedule.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfies before the designated class may be taken.

Some classes are being phased out. Check with the Department Coordinator for a list of those classes and allowable substitutions.

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