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2011-2013 Catalog 
2011-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Technology, A.A.A.S.

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(Code 925)

Suggested GRCC Program:

Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences

Note: This program is articulated with the bachelor’s degree programs in Construction Management and in Facility Management at Ferris State University.

This program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations for architectural and related construction projects. Includes instruction in basic construction, building specification and codes, architectural rendering, computer-aided drafting (CAD), architectural blueprint interpretation and documentation, basic layout for mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and an understanding of building materials.

In order to give its students the most up-to-date training available and to maximize their employment opportunities, the College has incorporated into the Architectural Technology program current technology. This includes training in computeraided design (CAD) and in building information modeling (BIM). These techniques allow technicians to utilize powerful computers to make their work faster, easier and more accurate.

Some advanced-standing credit may be granted to entering graduates of high school drafting programs that are members of the Kent Metropolitan Articulation Project.

The following scheme is presented as a guide only. Courses may be taken in any order as long as all requirements (including prerequisites) are met.

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits: 63

Note: Students intending to transfer to four-year colleges with an Associate in Arts degree:

  • Need 5 more credits in Social Sciences
  • Need 2 more credits in Humanities

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at

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