Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. The program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.
Degree Code: B89
Associate In Applied Science
Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415
This 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, first establishing techniques in traditional (board) and then state-of-the-art (CAD and Revit) drafting, then expands the technical core that includes blueprint reading, construction materials codes and regulations, and typical project documentation. Students elect a concentration in architecure or construction management, tracking 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 site design and development or; tracking through a sequence of construction courses that explore project estimating, sequencing logistics and management.
Upon completion, students will have built a portfolio of work to be used 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.
For a color-coded, semester sequence visual illustration please visit: http://www.professorcomeau.com/index_files/Page758.htm
Architectural Design Curriculum Requirements
Construction Management Concentration
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.
+ Any ART* KXXX , ART* K111 , or GIS* K146
++BMG* K202 , CAD* K118 , or GIS* K146
Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits. 25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework. Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit. Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.
Construction Technology, Associate in Applied Sciences Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Analyze 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.
- Translate, synthesize, and prepare graphical and written project documentation used to illustrate or describe essential industry information including construction drawings, specifications, contractual and municipal forms, field data, and technical inspection and testing reports.
- Utilize emerging theories, equipment and technologies (i.e. sustainability, a total-station, AutoCAD), in the design and evaluation of discipline-specific components, processes, and systems ( e.g. materials and form, structures, surveying and layout, and scales ranging from site-specific to urban).
- Through simulations, evaluate potential project variables (arterial access, soils, hydrologic management, logistics), appraise their role in design development, and select strategies for project execution.
- Perform and communicate effectively as a contributing individual or team member.
- Demonstrate lifelong learning and continuous improvement of professional, ethical, and social responsibility.