Architectural Technology

The Architectural Technology curriculum prepares individuals with know-ledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions.

Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs.

Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a Diploma, and two Certificates. This has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Architectural Technology Degree (A40100)
  • Architectural Technology Diploma (D40100)
  • Architectural Drafting and Design I Certificate (C40100)
  • Architectural Drafting and Design II Certificate (C40100A)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Architectural Technology

Curriculum Code: A40100

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
ARC 111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 1 6 3
ARC 112 Construction Materials and Methods 3 2 4
ARC 250 Survey of Architecture 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3
13 10 17
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
ARC 113 Residential Arch Technology 1 6 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2
ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 4
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0 3
10 14 15
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 3
ARC 240 Site Planning 2 2 3
ARC 264 Digital Architecture 1 3 2
4 9 8
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
ARC 119 Structural Drafting 2 2 3
ARC 211 Light Construction Technology 1 6 3
ARC 231 Arch Presentations 2 4 4
ARC 261 Solar Technology 1 2 2
PHY 121 Applied Physics I 3 2 4
Social/Behavioral Sci Elective 3 0 3
12 16 19
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
ARC 213 Design Project 2 6 4
ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 3 3
ARC 262 Architectural Animation and Video 1 6 3
ARC 263 Intro to ADA Title III 1 2 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
9 17 15
Total Semester Hours: 74

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 210 History of Rock Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 231 American Literature I PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture

Approved Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ANT 210 General Anthropology POL 110 Intro to Political Science
ECO 151 Survey of Economics POL 120 American Government
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics POL 210 Comparative Government
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics POL 220 International Relations
GEO 111 World Regional Geography PSY 150 General Psychology
GEO 112 Cultural Geography SOC 210 Intro to Sociology
HIS 115 Intro to Global History SOC 213 Sociology of the Family
HIS 121 Western Civilization I SOC 220 Social Problems
HIS 122 Western Civilization II SOC 225 Social Diversity
HIS 131 American History I SOC 240 Social Psychology
HIS 132 American History II

Course Requirements for Architectural Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D40100

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
ARC 111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 1 6 3
ARC 112 Construction Materials and Methods 3 2 4
ARC 250 Survey of Architecture 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3
13 10 17
SPRING SEMESTER
ARC 113 Residential Architectural Tech 1 6 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2
ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 4
7 14 12
SUMMER SEMESTER
ARC 264 Digital Architecture 1 3 2
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 3
ARC 240 Site Planning 2 3 3
4 9 8
Total Semester Hours: 37


Course Requirements for Architectural Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Architectural Drafting and Design I Certificate (C40100)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
ARC 111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 1 6 3
ARC 112 Construction Materials and Methods 3 2 4
ARC 250 Survey of Architecture 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
11 8 14
Total Semester Hours: 14

Architectural Drafting and Design II Certificate (C40100A)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3
2 2 3
SPRING SEMESTER
ARC 113 Residential Architectural Technology 1 6 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2
ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 4
7 14 12
Total Semester Hours: 15

The Architectural Drafting and Design II Certificate is intended for students who have completed the Architectural Drafting and Design I Certificate or ARC 111.