Architectural Design Technology, A.A.S.

The Architectural Design Technology (ADT) degree path will augment students’ learning by coupling theory-based instruction with hands-on applications using current software. The ADT path software includes, but is not limited to, Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM), Chief Architect, with an option for Lumion, Sketch-up or NavisWorks, and AutoCad. ADT classes offer students knowledge in innovation design, formal design process, BIM, advanced critical thinking, project management, civil, and structural design. Students will obtain the skills needed to plan, develop, and produce final construction documents for residential and commercial applications.

Portfolio class offers students training in professionalism; instruction includes resume building, networking in an internet world, interviews, etc. All students produce an electronic website portfolio for marketing their skillset.

Graduates will be qualified to seek positions in the following fields: Architectural Designer, 3D Designer, CAD Technician, Civil Engineering Technician, BIM/CAD Technician, Structural Engineering CAD/BIM Technician, Electrical Engineering CAD/BIM Technician, Mechanical, CAD/BIM Technician BIM managers or coordinator, BIM Modeler, BIM Detailer, BIM/Revit Designer, Construction BIM Technician, Construction Management, Architectural Graphic Designer, Model Builder, Rendering/Illustrator, 3D Detailer, Architectural/Engineering Design CAD operators, Survey and Mapping Technician, Drafter/CAD Operator Architectural/Engineering Drawing Checker, and Instructor.

* The Architectural Path student should take DDT 111, ADM 107, and ADM 112 in their first semester.

*Contact Nina Bullock, DDT lead faculty instructor, 256-306-2813 or nina.bullock@calhoun.edu, in your first or second semester for a list of approved electives and a map for your course of study.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS

Item #
Title
Credits
MTH 103 or higher  +
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (Excluding Speech and Foreign Language)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
18-19
Total credits:
68-71

Overview

Program

Program Code

AAS-ADMA-DDBA

Type

A.A.S.