Associate of Applied Science in Architecture / Construction Technology

General

Program Description

Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Architecture / Construction Technology teaches architectural CAD/drafting and building construction methods and materials including both residential and commercial building types.

Laboratory classes provide students with experience in the areas of residential and commercial construction materials, computer-aided drafting and design, cost estimating, construction methods, presentation techniques, residential construction practices and use of surveying equipment.

Covers the principles and necessary skills of the architectural profession supported by an understanding of building construction through hands-on activities designed to provide students with a practical skill-based education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate employable skills (attendance, written communication, verbal communication, teamwork) in the fields of architecture and/or construction.
  2. Demonstrate the professional practice of architecture and construction.
  3. Prepare a series of commercial construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
  4. Prepare a series of residential construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
  5. Develop a series of design presentation drawings utilizing traditional and computerized techniques.
  6. Select the appropriate construction materials and systems in residential and commercial projects.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable materials and energy-efficient systems in residential and commercial projects.
  8. Apply basic construction methods and procedures as they relate to a residential construction project.

Career Opportunities

  • Appraiser
  • Architectural CAD Technician
  • Architectural Illustrator
  • Building and Construction Technician
  • Building Code Inspector
  • Building Materials Sales Rep
  • Builder
  • Construction Estimator
  • Civil Engineer Tech
  • Facilities Management Technician
  • Materials Testing Lab Technician
  • Structural Steel Detailer

Current Tuition Information

Tuition Per Credit Hour

In District

Level 100 & 200

$99

Effective Fall 2019

$101.50

Level 300 & 400

$200

Out of District $172 $177 $265
Out of State $250 $257 $350
International Students $250 $257 $350
Last updated September 2019

About the School

Henry Ford College (HFC) is a public two-year college located in Dearborn, Michigan. The College, established in 1938, is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Michig ... Read More

Henry Ford College (HFC) is a public two-year college located in Dearborn, Michigan. The College, established in 1938, is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Michigan Commission on College Accreditation. Read less