Architectural Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60-61 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required DRFT courses/Technical Requirements/Electives and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I and II; students must select two courses from the remaining areas (III, IV, V, or VI) to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1
Composition I 34
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra 3,43
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication 13
Technical Requirements
DRFT 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
DRFT 130General Building Codes3
DRFT 151Construction Principles and Print Reading3
DRFT 165Introduction to Building Information Modeling3
DRFT 180Residential Drafting3
DRFT 181Commercial Drafting3
DRFT 230Building Systems Drafting3
DRFT 240Structural Systems Drafting3
DRFT 250Principles of Detailing and Design3
DRFT 265Advanced Building Information Modeling Applications3
DRFT 288Portfolio Development3
Electives11
Advisor approved electives (ARCH, DRFT, BCT, or E T)
Total Credits60-61

(60-61 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required DRFT courses/Technical Requirements/Electives and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
DRFT 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 3
DRFT 130 General Building Codes 3
DRFT 151 Construction Principles and Print Reading 3
 Credits13
Semester 2
Area II: Mathematics 3
College Algebra  
General Education - Select one "G" Course from Area III, IV, V, or VI of the NM General Education Requirements in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
DRFT 165 Introduction to Building Information Modeling 3
DRFT 180 Residential Drafting 3
DRFT 181 Commercial Drafting 3
 Credits15-16
Semester 3
SUMMER  
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication  
General Education - Select one "G" Course from Area IV, V, or VI of the NM General Education Requirements in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. Course must be in a different Area than the course taken in Semester 2. 3
 Credits6
Semester 4
DRFT 230 Building Systems Drafting 3
DRFT 240 Structural Systems Drafting 3
DRFT 250 Principles of Detailing and Design 3
Advisor Approved Elective (ARCH, DRFT, BCT, E T, or ICT) 3
 Credits12
Semester 5
DRFT 265 Advanced Building Information Modeling Applications 3
DRFT 288 Portfolio Development 3
Advisor Approved Elective (ARCH, DRFT, BCT, E T, or ICT) 3
Advisor Approved Elective (ARCH, DRFT, BCT, E T, or ICT) 3
Advisor Approved Elective (ARCH, DRFT, BCT, E T, or ICT) 2
 Credits14
 Total Credits60-61