The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Architecture/Construction Technology teaches architectural CAD/drafting and building construction methods and materials. This includes both residential and commercial building types. Laboratory classes provide students with experience in the areas of residential and commercial construction materials, computer-aided drafting and design, cost estimating, construction methods, presentation techniques, residential construction practices and use of surveying equipment.
Students learn the principles and skills of the architectural profession supported by an understanding of building construction through “hands-on” activities designed to provide students with a practical “skill-based” education. Classes for the ACT Program are located at the Dearborn Heights Center.
- Architectural CAD Technician
- Architectural Illustrator
- Building and Construction Technician
- Building Code Inspector
- Building Materials Sales Rep
- Construction Estimator
- Civil Engineer Tech
- Facilities Management Technician
- Materials Testing Lab Technician
- Structural Steel Detailer
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Students seeking an ACT associate degree are required to participate in Co-op for at least one semester. This experience has proven to be invaluable as students ""try on"" the career they’ve chosen and earn while they learn. Pay rates generally are compatible with entry-level positions (Average 2008 rate =approx $11.44/hour) and a high percentage of students are asked to continue their employment after their initial Co-op semester.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.
Requirements are Subject to Change
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall I||Winter I||Spring I||Summer I||Spring/Summer I|
|ACT 101||ACT 128||ACT 190*||ACT 211||ACT 246|
|ACT 116||ACT 136||ACT 205*||ACT 222||ACT 228|
|ACT 124||ACT 150||ACT 224||ACT 260|
|MATH 103*||ACT 175||ACT 233||Gen Ed|
|ENG 131||ENG 135*|
Students can view course availability in WebAdvisor for the standard day and evening schedule for ACT courses (subject to change).
ACT 190*: Students may select either ACT 190 or ACT 290.
ACT 205* Students may select either ACT 104, ACT 105, ACT 108, ACT 109 or ACT 228.
ENG 135*: ENG 132 is recommended instead of ENG 135 for transferring students.
MATH 103*: Students may select either MATH 103, MATH 112 or MATH 115.
Gen Ed: It is recommended students fulfill their General Education Outcome #1: American Society, Events, Institutions, and Cultures course requirement Winter II Term for Course Sequence Option One or Winter III Term for Course Sequence Option Two.