Lori Smithey, Program Coordinator
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The AAS architectural technology program is structured to provide students with knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the architectural office and related disciplines. The program consists of a core graphics sequence with additional courses in appropriate technical areas. Digital tools are integrated throughout the four-semester program.
All architecture degree programs share course work across the first two years, while the BS and BArch have some shared course work in the third and fourth years. This alignment demands that the AAS and BS in architectural technology are required to meet the same NAAB "Student Criteria” and “Program Criteria” that apply to the BArch program. The BArch program is the first and only fully accredited undergraduate professional architecture degree program in the SUNY system.
Students gain an understanding of how design solutions affect and are impacted by construction systems, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, structures, building methods, and materials.
Broad exposure gives students the ability to be conversant with and/or seek employment with all related professions within the architectural field.
Alfred State architectural technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the architectural technology BS or the architecture BArch programs (portfolio review may be required). AAS students who elect to apply for internal transfer to 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. Architectural technology AAS graduates may also enter directly into the construction supervision BTech, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or the technology management BBA degree program.
Graduates may enter 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 continued their education.
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2
Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.
In the first and second years, a typical day consists of two one-hour lectures and a two-hour studio. Students can expect to spend additional time working on projects and course work out of studio.
Students must complete at least one course from each of five SUNY General Education knowledge areas.
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.
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.
All students in both the architecture and interior design programs are required to purchase a computer in addition to other equipment. Typically the costs of these purchases can be covered using financial aid. Please consult a financial aid counselor for further details. A tier 3 or 4 latop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|ARCH||1184||Design Fundamentals 1||4|
|GLST||2113||Global & Diverse Perspectives||3|
|FNAT||1303||Architectural History I||3|
|MATH||1034||College Algebra of Functions||4|
|ARCH||2394||Design Fundamentals 2||4|
|PHYS||1024||General Physics I||4|
|ARCH||3104||Design Studio 1||4|
|ARCH||3014||Construction Technology 1||4|
|ARCH||3003||Environmental Controls 1||3|
|MATH||1063||Technical Calculus I||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen Ed Elective/LAS||3|
|ARCH||4304||Design Studio 2||4|
|ARCH||4014||Construction Technology 2||4|
|ARCH||4013||Municipal Codes & Regulations||3|
|SPCH||xxx3||Effective Speaking Equivalent||3|
Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship and/or pursue licensure.