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Architectural Design and Construction Technology A.S. Degree

  • AS iconOur Associate in Science degree in Architectural Design and Construction Technology blends practical skills with management training to prepare you for a career as a construction manager, planner or contractor, job superintendent or foreman, or construction or building inspector. Our flexible program lets you choose courses based on your career goals. Some courses also satisfy the requirement of the Construction Industry License Board for Continuing Education Units.

    Continuing your education

    This A.S. degree can be applied to the bachelor’s degree in Sustainability Management at SPC.

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  • What you will learn:

    • Communication and leadership
    • Safe and efficient work practices
    • Project management
    • Technical drawing or drafting
    • Blueprint reading
    • Building construction materials, processes, estimating and scheduling
  • Careers

    Our program prepares you for a career as a drafter.
  • Building Design and Construction Management
    Associate in Science

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    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Lara Sharp
    Program Director
    (727) 398-8256
    sharp.lara@spcollege.edu


    Program Summary

    A balance of practical skills and management training prepares successful AS degree candidates for careers in contractors' or architects' offices, building construction administration, or self-employment in the construction industry. The program is very flexible, allowing the student to choose electives that are most suited to their career goals. Some of the courses satisfy the requirement of the Construction Industry License Board for Continuing Education Units. Classes are conveniently offered days, evenings and weekends.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code

    1604090100:

    Federal CIP Code

    04.0901: Architectural Technology/Technician.


    Graduation Rules

    Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Composition

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Speech

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Humanities and Fine Arts

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Mathematics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Ethics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Computer/Information Literacy Competency

    Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Enhanced World View

    Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

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    SUPPORT COURSES
    Physical Science (Select 3 credits)

    Complete 3 credits of coursework with CHM, ESC, GLY, PHY, or PSC prefix.3

    SUPPORT COURSES
    Business (Select 9 credits)

    Complete 9 credits of coursework with ACG, BRC, BUL, COM, ECP, ENT, ETI, FIN, GEB, LDR, MAN, MAR, QMB, REE, RMI or TAX prefix.

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Codes (Select 3 credits)

    BCN 1480Hurricane Resistant Design for Residential Construction1
    BCN 2068The A.D.A.: Primer for Contractors1
    BCN 2732Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Standards for the Construction Industry1
    BCT 1760Building Codes2

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Drawing (Select 3 credits)

    ARC 1126CArchitectural Drawing I3
    BCN 1050Building Specifications1
    BCN 1251CConstruction Drawing3
    BCN 1272Blueprint Reading2
    ETD 1320CIntroduction to CAD3
    ETD 1340CAutoCAD II3
    ETD 1350CAutoCAD Inventor (3D modeling)3
    ETD 1390CIntroduction to Architectural Revit3
    ETD 2392CAdvanced Architectural Revit3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Estimating (Complete 3 credits)

    BCT 1770Construction Estimating3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    General (Select 3 credits)

    ARC 1701Architectural History I3
    ARC 1702Architectural History II3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Industry (Complete 3 credits)

    TAR 1271Professional Practice3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Materials (Select 3 credits)

    ARC 2461Materials and Methods of Construction I3
    BCN 1592Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate3
    BCN 1596Environmental Technology for Building Construction2
    BCN 1597An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction3
    BCN 2052Masonry Construction Methods1
    BCN 2053Roofing Systems1
    BCN 2054Construction Surveying Methods1
    BCN 2055Concrete Construction Methods1
    BCN 2056Steel Construction Methods1

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Work Experience (Select 3 credits)

    BCN 1940Construction Practicum3
    BCN 2949Co-op Work Experience1-3

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Select 15 credits

    Complete any courses with ARC, BCN, BCT, ETD, or TAR prefix not already completed as Major Courses. No more than 9 credits can be taken with an ETD prefix.15
    Total Credits66