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Overview

Description

The architectural design technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as architectural design technologist. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software, solid modeling design, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The architectural design technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural design technology. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 27 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the architectural design technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished construction documentation for production in the commercial and residential industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to graduates.

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Contact

LSC-CyFair

Please e-mail Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu, call 832.920.5062 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please e-mail Ibrahim Elsamahy at Ibrahim.M.Elsamahy@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5667 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods & Materials 3
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-aided Drafting 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
CNBT 1342 Building Codes & Inspections 3
DFTG 2331 Advanced Architectural Design 3
ENGL 1302-or-ENGL 2311 Composition & Rhetoric II-or-Technical Communications 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
DFTC 2328 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 3
ARTS 1304 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
ARCE 1315 Structural Steel Detailing 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
Elective Speech Elective1 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective2 3
DFTG 1391-or-DFTG 2338-or-ENTC 2380 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology3-or-Final Project - Advanced Drafting3-or-Co-op Engineering Technology Technician3 3
Architectural Design Technology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Choose elective from SPCH 1311, 1315, or 1321
  2. Choose from the AAS core
  3. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $41,5491

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Technician/Draftsperson2
  • Design Technician2
  • CAD Draftsman2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.