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The Bachelor of Science in architectural technology programs at Alfred State College
are designed to provide students 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 design
of the built environment.
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 the AAS and BS in architectural technology are required to mee the same NAAB "Student Criteria” and “Program Criteria” that apply to the BArch program. The BArch program is the only fully-accredited undergraduate firstprofessional architecture degree program in the SUNY system.
All students in both the architecture and interior design programs are required to purchase a computer before the beginning of the second year 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. Laptop specifications are available at alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
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 – 100 percent continued their education.
The degree may be accepted for credit toward professional licensure in New York State.
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2
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|
|GLST||2113||Global Perspectives:Spcl Topic||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|