Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-114: College Algebra and Trigonometry
for Technical Students1
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. PH-201: General Physics I 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.2B.2D. or 2E. History or Social Science (Select two courses) 6
Subtotal 20

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
TECH-100: Intro to Engineering & Technology 1
ARCH-111: Architectural Design I 3

ARCH-113: Building Technology I


ARCH-119: Visualization I

ARCH-121: Architectural Design II 4
ARCH-123: Building Technology II
ARCH-125: Surveying & Site Planning 3
ARCH-129: Visualization II 2
ARCH-231: Architectural Design III 4
ARCH-237: Environmental Systems 3
ARCH-241: Advanced Architectural Modeling 3

ARCH-248: Structures I


MT-341: Applied Mechanics

MT-345: Strength of Materials
Subtotal 40

Total Credits Required


1 Students may substitute MA-440 or MA-441 for MA-114. Students planning to pursue a BS Arch/M. Arch or B. Arch. should take PH-201 and MA-441.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Architectural Technology

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on April 13, 2021.

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  5. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities

May 2017

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