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Architectural Technology


For students interested in architecture, RLC offers several programs and certificates to jumpstart a profession in a variety of careers, from on-site construction manager to surveyor, teacher and many more. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, students with degrees or certificates in architecture from community colleges and above will see about a 5.7 percent increase in job availablility between 2010 and 2020. Top careers included in the report are Architects, Architecture Teachers, Surveyors, and Engineers.

Degrees & Certificates in Architecture

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY — Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

This is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architectural Technology. The curriculum has a 2+2 articulation agreement with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Architectural Studies program. The curriculum also has transfer options into SIU’s Professional Construction Management program, Illinois State University’s Construction Management program and Purdue University’s Building Construction and Management program. The Architectural Technology program will provide students the necessary skills and abilities to enter the workforce in technical support positions in architectural- or construction-related fields.

► Total = 69 Hours

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First Semester (18-20 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ARCH 1101 Intro to Architectural Theory & History (3)
  • ARCH 1205 Intro to Architectural Drawing (5)
  • CAD 1201 Intro to Computer-Aided Drafting (2)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • Elective – Math/Science (3-5)

Second Semester (15-17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ARCH 1209 Architectural Building Technology (3)
  • ARCH 2207 Architectural Rendering (4)
  • CAD 1203 CAD Applications – Architectural (2)
  • CAD 1208 CAD Applications – 3D (3)
  • Elective – Math/Science (3-5)

Summer Term (3 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ARCH 2215 Mechanical / Electrical Systems (3)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ARCH 2216 Architectural / Engineering Project (4)
  • ARCH 2218 Site Planning (3)
  • ARCH 2226 Architectural Doc & Cost Estimating (3)
  • ARCH 2227 Architectural Building Codes (3)
  • ARCH 2230 Portfolio Review (1)
  • Elective – General Education 2 (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

2 Rhetoric and Composition II (ENGL 1102) will be required for most baccalaureate-transfer programs.

 

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY — Certificate

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Gainful Employment

► Total = 30 Hours

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs)

  • ARCH 1209 Architectural Building Technology (3)
  • ARCH 2216 Architectural / Engineering Projects (4)
  • ARCH 2218 Site Planning (3)
  • CAD 1203 CAD Applications – Architectural (2)

SUGGESTED GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES:

MATH

SCIENCE

Other Recommended Electives

1 IAI approved.

2 Minimum requirement – may not transfer.

 

COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING — Certificate*

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

► Total = 11 Hours

First Semester (4 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CAD 1201 Intro to Computer-Aided Drafting (2)
  • CAD 1204 CAD Applications – Mechanical (2)

Second Semester (5 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CAD 1203 CAD Applications – Architectural (2)
  • CAD 1208 CAD Applications – 3D (3)

Third Semester (2 Cr. Hrs)

  • CAD 1205 CAD Applications – Civil (2)

* Students must demonstrate proficiency in drafting.

NOTE: In order to complete CAD 1201 and 1204 in one semester, students must enroll in consecutive eight-week sessions.

 

SURVEYING TECHNOLOGY — Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

A two-year program leading to an AAS Degree in Surveying Technology. Students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Advanced Technical Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale may do so with an additional 60 semester hours of coursework. Upon completion of the Advanced Technical Studies Degree, a graduate will be able to take the Surveyor-in-Training Examination.

► Total = 69 Hours

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ARCH 1101 Intro to Architectural Theory / History (3)
  • ARCH 1208 Architectural Drawing (3)
  • ARCH 2203 Site Surveying (4)
  • CAD 1201 Intro to Computer-Aided Drafting (2)
  • MATH Elective – Math 1 (3)
  • SURV 1205 Intro to Mapping / GIS (3)

Second Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ARCH 1209 Architectural Materials / Building Technology (3)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education or
  • HEA 1102 Basic First Aid (2)
  • MATH 1109 Plane Trigonometry (3)
  • Elective – Physics (5)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ARCH 2225 Construction Systems (4)
  • CAD 1205 CAD Applications ~ Civil (2)
  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • MATH 2106 Finite Mathematics (3)
  • SURV 2210 GIS / GPS Concepts / Applications (3)
  • Elective – General Education 2 (3)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.
2 Consult with advisor for recommended courses.

 

Program Outcomes

Architecture/Surveying  Technology

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the profession of architecture including the necessary skill, attitudes and relevance to society.

2. Recommend necessary materials using display techniques to solve architectural problems.
3. Analyze and interpret the primary periods of architecture identifying the merits of each period.
4. Design and illustrate multiple solutions to construction problems and Identify or synthesize the best solution.  
5. Provide viable solutions to a building design problem within existing architectural, environmental, sustainability and health & life safety constraints.  
6. Demonstrate professionalism and work ethics that will allow the students to succeed in the architectural industry.

Articulation


Articulation agreements document a pathway between Rend Lake College and the following schools for the academic program(s) listed.

The curriculum has a 2+2 articulation agreement with Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Architectural Studies program. The curriculum also has transfer options into SIU's Professional Construction Management program, Illinois State University's Construction Management program and Purdue University's Building Construction and Management program. 

 

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  Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  Architectural Studies
  Professional Construction Management 

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  Illinois State University
  Construction Management

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  Purdue University
  Building Construction & Management

 

Faculty & Staff


Dean of Applied Science
Phone Extension: 1292
Building: Advanced Technology Division
Office: 138
 
Administrative Assistant/Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone Extension: 1261
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 138
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Industrial Trainer
Phone Extension: 1296
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 106
 
 

Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science

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