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Engineering and Building Arts Department

Associate in Science

Architectural Design and Construction Technology

ARCH-AS

Program Leadership Information

Brad Jenkins, Program Director, CL, (727) 791-2642

Program Summary

A balance of practical skills and management training prepares successful AS degree candidates for careers in contractors' or architects' offices, building construction administration, or self-employment in the construction industry. The program is very flexible, allowing the student to choose electives that are most suited to their career goals. Some of the courses satisfy the requirement of the Construction Industry License Board for Continuing Education Units. Classes are conveniently offered days, evenings and weekends.


The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Physical Science (Select 3 credits)

3
Complete 3 credits of coursework with CHM, ESC, GLY, PHY, or PSC prefix.

SUPPORT COURSES
Business (Select 9 credits)

Legal Environment of Business
3
Business Law I
3
Business Law II
3
Introduction to Business
3
Supervisory Management
3
Real Estate Principles and License Law
4

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Codes (Select 3 credits)

Hurricane Resistant Design for Residential Construction
1
The A.D.A.: Primer for Contractors
1
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Standards for the Construction Industry
1
Building Codes
2
RCS-96 Hurricane Code
1
SSTD 10-96 Deemed to Comply
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Drawing (Select 3 credits)

Architectural Drawing I
3
Building Specifications
1
Construction Drawing
3
Blueprint Reading
2
Introduction to CAD
3
AutoCAD II
3
AutoCAD III 3-D Modeling
3
Advanced Construction Drawing
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Estimating (Select 3 credits)

Construction Estimating
3
Advanced Estimating and Scheduling
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
General (Select 3 credits)

Architectural History I
3
Architectural History II
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Industry (Select 3 credits)

A Building's Life
2
Avoiding & Resolving Construction Claims
1
Job Site Superintending
3
Professional Practice
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Materials (Select 3 credits)

Materials and Methods of Construction I
3
Residential Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
1
Residential Plumbing Systems
1
Residential Electrical Systems
1
Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate
3
Environmental Technology for Building Construction
2
An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction
3
Masonry Construction Methods
1
Roofing Systems
1
Construction Surveying Methods
1
Concrete Construction Methods
1
Steel Construction Methods
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Work Experience (Select 3 credits)

Construction Practicum
3
Co-op Work Experience
1-3
Architectural Drafting Practicum
3
Co-op Work Experience
1-3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 15 credits

15
Complete any courses with ARC, BCN, BCT or TAR prefix not already completed as Major Courses.
66
Total Credits