Jun 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Studies - Pre-Architecture, AAS - Academic Plan

The Associates of Applied Science of Architectural Studies at Arapahoe Community College offers two concentrations:

  • Pre-Architecture - For students interested in licensure and continuing their education
  • Architecture Technician - For students wishing to enter the profession upon graduation from this program

Students will be introduced to a wide range of architectural and construction topics such as design and modeling concepts, structural analysis, building service systems, and sustainability.

The Architectural Engineering degree provides a foundation for transfer to university or, in combination with out internship and certificate programs, will help facilitate entry into or continuing education for the profession.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 61

Required courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Requisite Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?

 - Art Appreciation OR

 - Art History Ancient to Medieval OR

 - Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1*

3 No Yes Yes Yes
 - Drawing I 3 No Yes Yes Yes
 - English Composition I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
 - English Composition II: GT-CO2 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
 - Natural Disasters: GT-SC2* 3 No Yes Yes No

 - World Regional Geography: GT-SS2 OR

 - Human Geography: GT-SS2

3 No Yes Yes Yes

 - Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1 OR

 - Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1*

3 No Yes Yes Yes

 - Humanities: Early Civilizations: GT-AH2 OR

 - Humanities: Medieval to Modern: GT-AH2 OR

 - Humanities: The Modern World: GT-AH2*

3 No Yes Yes Yes
 - College Algebra: GT-MA1* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
 - College Trigonometry: GT-MA1 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
 - Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab: GT-SC1* 5 Yes Yes Yes No

 - Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 OR

 - Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3 OR

 - Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3

3 No Yes Yes Yes


Required courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Requisite Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
  - Introduction to Design Theory* 3 No Yes Yes No
 - Architectural Design & Modeling* 4 No Yes Yes No
 - Building Materials* 3 No Yes Yes No
 - Applied Structure Analysis* 3 Yes No Yes No
 - Building Environmental Systems I 3 Yes No Yes No
 - International Building Codes* 3 No No Yes No
 - Revit Architecture 3 No Yes Yes No


Program Outcomes

  • Define and differentiate various building materials.
  • Locate, explain, and apply building codes.
  • Design digital graphics.
  • Design architectural scale and digital models.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  •  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for  or  must also register for  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent high school coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.