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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Studies - Pre-Architecture, AAS - Academic Plan

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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 1110  - Art Appreciation OR

ART 1111  - Art History Ancient to Medieval OR

ART 1112  - Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1*

3 No Yes Yes Yes
ART 1201  - Drawing I 3 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1021  - English Composition I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1022  - English Composition II: GT-CO2 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ENV 1010  - Natural Disasters: GT-SC2* 3 No Yes Yes No

GEO 1005  - World Regional Geography: GT-SS2 OR

GEO 1006  - Human Geography: GT-SS2

3 No Yes Yes Yes

HIS 1310  - Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1 OR

HIS 1320  - Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1*

3 No Yes Yes Yes

HUM 1021  - Humanities: Early Civilizations: GT-AH2 OR

HUM 1022  - Humanities: Medieval to Modern: GT-AH2 OR

HUM 1023  - Humanities: The Modern World: GT-AH2*

3 No Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1340  - College Algebra: GT-MA1* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1420  - College Trigonometry: GT-MA1 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PHY 1111  - Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab: GT-SC1* 5 Yes Yes Yes No

SOC 1001  - Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 OR

SOC 1002  - Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3 OR

SOC 2007  - 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?
AEC 1100   - Introduction to Design Theory* 3 No Yes Yes No
AEC 1250  - Architectural Design & Modeling* 4 No Yes Yes No
AEC 1510  - Building Materials* 3 No Yes Yes No
AEC 2411  - Applied Structure Analysis* 3 Yes No Yes No
AEC 2520  - Building Environmental Systems I 3 Yes No Yes No
AEC 2700  - International Building Codes* 3 No No Yes No
CAD 2220  - 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.
  • AAA 1001  – 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 ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  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 ( or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.

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