Architectural Technologies

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CCD.edu/Architecture

Architectural Technologies

The architectural technologies program at Community College of Denver (CCD) prepares you for a variety of roles in the architectural and environmental design career fields, from Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to building project design and management roles. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and associated targeted certificates are designed to together to provide continuing education for people at all stages of your career in architecture.

The architectural technologies program allows you to pursue an A.A.S. degree, which provides for the development of critical skills needed to fill both traditional and evolving roles in the building design industry. This degree program will include studies grounded in visual thinking, freehand design drawing, sustainable design strategies, current and emerging 2D- 3D digital design technologies, building design approaches encompassing spatial composition, urban and historic contexts, and fire and life safety principles. If you are considering transferring to a four-year institution after completing this A.A.S. degree, please contact the institution to which you wish to transfer, your CCD academic advisor, or the program chair before registering for any general education courses.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Meet with the program chair or your academic advisor to discuss this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
AEC 100 Introduction to Design Theory 1 3
AEC 116 Building Materials 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 121 College Algebra: GT-MA1 4
Choose One Art Course 3
Drawing I 1  
Visual Concepts 2-D Design  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
AEC 104 Architectural Drawing Theory 1 4
AEC 125 History of Architecture 3
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1 4
CAD 225 AutoCAD Architecture 3
 Subtotal14
Third Semester
AEC 102 Residential Construction Drawing 4
AEC 218 Sustainable Building Systems 3
AEC 205 Applied Statics and Strengths of Materials 3
CAD 224 Revit Architecture 3
COM 217 Group Communication 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
AEC 225 Architectural Design and Development 4
AEC 236 International Building Codes 3
AEC 122 Construction Practices and Documents 2
AEC 123 Commercial Construction Drawing 4
Choose One Computer Aided Drafting Class 3
Rhino  
Advanced Revit Architecture  
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits62
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CCD.edu/Architecture

Community College of Denver currently offers six certificates in architectural technology.

 

  

Basic Architectural Technologies

This certificate is fully transferrable to the Associate of Applied Science degree, which provides for the development of critical skills needed to fill both current and evolving roles in the building design industry.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Meet with the program chair or your academic advisor to discuss this program.

Course Maps

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
AEC 100 Introduction to Design Theory 1 3
CAD 224 Revit Architecture 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 121 College Algebra: GT-MA1 1 4
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
AEC 102 Residential Construction Drawing 1 4
AEC 104 Architectural Drawing Theory 4
CAD 227 Advanced Revit Architecture 3
CAD 225 AutoCAD Architecture 3
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits27

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Intermediate Architectural Technologies

The architectural technologies intermediate certificate is fully transferrable to the Associate of Applied Science degree, which provides for the development of critical skills needed to fill both current and evolving roles in the building design industry.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Meet with the program chair or your academic advisor to discuss this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
AEC 100 Introduction to Design Theory 1 3
ART 121 Drawing I 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 121 College Algebra: GT-MA1 1 4
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
AEC 102 Residential Construction Drawing 1 3
AEC 104 Architectural Drawing Theory 4
CAD 224 Revit Architecture 4
CAD 225 AutoCAD Architecture 3
MAT 122 College Trigonometry: GT-MA1 3
 Subtotal17
Third Semester
AEC 123 Commercial Construction Drawing 4
AEC 236 International Building Codes 3
CAD 227 Advanced Revit Architecture 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits43

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Revit

**This program is not eligible for federal student aid.**

This certificate is fully transferrable to the Associate of Applied Science degree, which provides for the development of critical skills needed to fill both current and evolving roles in the mechanical design and advanced manufacturing industries. The revit certificate delivers curriculum and well-designed competencies using current and emerging 2D/3D-digital design technologies. By blending classic 2D drafting (ISO, ASTM, ANSI) requirements, our students are ready to understand and meet all mechanical design and manufacturing needs for 2D documents and document control. Then the engineering graphics program builds a strong 3D foundation in modeling, assembling, and documenting their 3D solid designs. Lastly, to keep up with cutting edge technology, we include 3D printing and 3D scanning, rounding out skills in concurrent design.

Program Admission Requirement

Meet with the program chair or your academic advisor to discuss this program.

Course Map

CAD 224Revit Architecture3
CAD 227Advanced Revit Architecture3
Total Credits6