Architectural Technology

The Architectural Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist architects, engineers, and construction professionals in developing plans and related documentation for residential and commercial projects in both the private and public sectors. The program of study includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting, construction materials and methods, environmental systems, codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning, graphics, and presentation.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a Diploma, and three 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)
  • Digital Design Certificate (C40100B)
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 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3
13 10 17

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 113 Residential Arch Technology 1 6 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 0 3 1
ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 4
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
10 17 16

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 214 Architectural Statics 3 0 3
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 3
ARC 264 Digital Architecture 1 3 2
CST 241 Planning/Estimating I 2 2 3
7 9 11

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 225 Architectural BIM I 1 3 2
ARC 225A Architectural BIM I Lab 0 3 1
ARC 240 Site Planning 2 2 3
ARC 262 Arch Animation and Video 1 6 3
SST 140 Green Bldg & Design Concepts 3 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3 0 3
10 14 15

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 213 Design Project 2 6 4
ARC 231 Arch Presentation 2 4 4
ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 3 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society or 3 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking or (3) (0) (3)
HUM 230 Leadership Development (3) (0) (3)
9 13 14
Total Semester Hours: 73

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 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3
13 10 17

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 113 Residential Architectural Tech 1 6 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 0 3 1
ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 4
7 17 13

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 214 Architectural Statics 3 0 3
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 3
ARC 264 Digital Architecture 1 3 2
CST 241 Planning/Estimating I 2 2 3
7 9 11
Total Semester Hours: 41

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 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
11 8 14
Total Semester Hours: 14

Architectural Drafting and Design II Certificate (C40100A)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C40100)

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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 113 Residential Architectural Technology 1 6 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 0 3 1
ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3
ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 4
7 17 13
Total Semester Hours: 16

Digital Design Certificate (C40100B)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C40100)

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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 0 3 1
1 6 3

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ARC 214 Architectural Statics 3 0 3
ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 3
ARC 264 Digital Architecture 1 3 2
CST 241 Planning/Estimating I 2 2 3
7 9 11
Total Semester Hours: 17

*Admission priority given to AAS or diploma-level students.