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ARCH – Architectural Design & Draft Outcomes

AAS - Architectural Design & Drafting AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Design a residential or small commercial building responsive to site conditions, user requirements, codes and construction standards, and aesthetic considerations.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Produce architectural drawings using a range of computer-aided drafting software.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence
Produce a set of construction documents that describe the construction requirements for a building, using accepted industry practices.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Communicate with design professionals, clients, and engineers, using industry specific terminology and graphics.
  • Communication
  • Self-Reflection
Complete all phases of the design and documentation process with consideration of its impact on the natural environment.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Cultural Awareness
Select and recommend building systems, structural systems, construction materials, and structural components responsive to the building’s design.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence

AAS - Residential AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Design a residential building responsive to site conditions, user requirements, codes and construction standards, and aesthetic considerations.
  • Communication
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
  • Self-Reflection
Produce architectural drawings using manual and computer-aided drafting.
  • Communication
  • Professional Competence
Select and recommend building systems, structural components, construction and finish materials, and lighting responsive to a residential building’s design and interior systems.
  • Communication
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Professional Competence
Produce a set of construction documents that describe the construction requirements for a residential building, using accepted industry practices.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Communicate with design professionals, clients, and engineers, using industry specific terminology and graphics.
  • Communication
  • Self-Reflection
Complete all phases of the design and documentation process with consideration of its impact on the natural environment.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Cultural Awareness