Juan Burke, Program Coordinator
Email Address: BurkeJL@alfredstate.edu
Our architectural technology programs are designed to provide you with a comprehensive architectural education. The AAS degree offers a broad range of skills and basic data—architectural design, graphic communication, and construction technology—relevant to the building process.
All architecture degree programs have shared course work in the first two years. Because of this alignment, the AAS and BS in architectural technology programs are required to meet the same NAAB "Student Performance Criteria" that apply to the BArch program (which was awarded initial candidacy as of Jan. 1, 2014).
Alfred State architectural technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the architectural technology BS or the architecture BArch programs (portfolio review required). AAS students wishing to move on to either the BS or BArch programs need to have completed either MATH 2043 (College Trigonometry) or MATH 1054 (Precalculus). Please note that a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 is required in Alfred State studio courses (ARCH 1184, ARCH 2394, ARCH 3104, and ARCH 4304) to guarantee admission into ARCH 5306 - Design Studio 3. A portfolio review is required of all continuing students not meeting this requirement. The architectural technology AAS graduates may also enter directly into the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or the technology management BBA degree program.
Graduates may go directly into the workforce, or may continue in Alfred State's architectural technology BS or BArch programs. Graduates may also transfer to professional or pre-professional degree programs at other institutions. Transfer is contingent on program and institution.
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 8 percent are employed; 92 percent continued their education.
The degree may be accepted for credit toward professional licensure in New York State.
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry
A typical day might be one or two one-hour lectures and a two-hour studio for freshmen. In the second year, some courses use three-hour studios.
Students must complete at least one course from each of five SUNY General Education Silos.
Entry level of student into math and composition/literature sequences is a function of student’s high school preparation and mathematics and English placement examinations.
Math through Technical Calculus I must be completed. Students who start at a higher level in math must meet all SUNY general education and campus liberal arts and sciences course credit requirements for graduation.
Minimum grade of “C” is required for ARCH 1184, ARCH 2394, ARCH 3104, and ARCH 4304.
If entry-level math requirement is met, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.
For Sociology elective, students may take SOCI 1163 or substitute HIST 1113, HIST 1143, HIST 2153, or PLSC 1043. Students planning to continue in the architectural technology BS program should consult with their adviser regarding Gen. Ed./LAS requirements.
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|ARCH||1184||Design Fundamentals 1||4|
|FNAT||2333||Survey of Design||3|
|FNAT||1303||Architectural History I||3|
|MATH||1034||College Algebra of Functions||4|
|ARCH||2394||Design Fundamentals 2||4|
|xxx3||Gen Ed Elective/Hist. of West. Civ.||3|
|PHYS||1024||General Physics I||4|
|ARCH||3104||Design Studio 1||4|
|ARCH||3014||Construction Technology 1||4|
|MATH||1063||Technical Calculus I||3|
|xxx3||Gen Ed Elective/Sociology||3|
|ARCH||4304||Design Studio 2||4|
|ARCH||4014||Construction Technology 2||4|
|ARCH||4013||Municipal Codes & Regulations||3|