May 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Architecture: Architectural Design Technology, AS (ARDT-AS)

Location(s): Capital, Norwalk, Three Rivers

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Architectural Design Technology program extends opportunities for those interested in the design and construction of the built environment, preparing students for transfer into baccalaureate and professional-degree architecture programs or for entry-level technical positions in architecture, engineering or construction firms.

The program builds mastery of valuable skill-sets, establishing techniques in traditional design and drawing that build a foundation for state-of-the-art digital design and modeling, reinforced by courses that form the technical core consisting of blueprint reading, construction materials, codes and regulations, and typical project documentation. The course flow guides students through a sequence of architecture courses that explore creativity, exercise the design process and problem-solving skills, and instills the values of sustainable and responsible development of the built environment.

Upon completion, students will have built a portfolio of work useful for transfer or to pursue an entry-level technical position in an architecture, engineering or construction firm; municipal building and planning offices; or the transportation, utility, and construction material industries.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the history of the built environment and appraise geographic adaptation when considering modern solutions to: natural resource utilization; sustainable harvest, refinement and transport of construction materials; and performance of designs and systems, accounting for climate change.
  • Develop a self-reflective design process that considers alternative solutions validated by sound research, evaluation, and synthesis of a wide range of variables.
  • Utilize traditional and emerging digital media for two- and three-dimensional graphic representation to develop, refine, and communicate the architectural design process and implement written industry documentation used to convey typical project information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of building systems as integrated into the design process, informing decisions on materials, assemblies, and life safety aspects.
  • Perform and communicate effectively as a contributing individual or team member.
  • Appreciate the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement associated with professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.