Architecture Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment. Students must see their Architecture Technology advisor to satisfy individual goals. The graduates may 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 selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation Information

Two years of high school algebra and geometry.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

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
Choose One
2ARC 298 Seminar and Project 2 - 3
ARC Technical Elective
3MTH 161 PreCalculus I 3
Total 14-15
3rd Semester
ARC 225 Site Planning and Technology 3
ARC 231 Architectural Design and Graphics I 4
ARC 243 Environmental Systems 4
CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting and Design II 4
4 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 18
4th Semester
CAD 203 Computer Aided Drafting and Design III 3
ARC 232 Architectural Design and Graphics II 4
Choose One
ARC 240 Designing Sustainable Built Environments 3
5 Technical Elective
6CST Elective 3
7 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
Total 17
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 67-68
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ARC
123
3
Construction Methodology and Procedures I
ARC
133
3
ARC
200
4
CAD
201
4
ENG
111
3
1SDV
100
1
Total 18
2nd Semester
ARC
124
3
Construction Methodology and Procedures II
ARC
134
3
ARC
138
3
Choose One
Seminar and Project
2ARC
298
2 - 3
Technical Elective
ARC
3MTH
161
3
Total 14-15
3rd Semester
ARC
225
3
ARC
231
4
ARC
243
4
CAD
202
4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
4
3
Total 18
4th Semester
Computer Aided Drafting and Design III
CAD
203
3
ARC
232
4
Choose One
ARC
240
3
Technical Elective
5
Elective
6CST
3
7
3
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
PED
116
1
Total 17
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 67-68

Colleges and universities offering the Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture 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 167 (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 126, or CST 229.

7 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

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