The Certificate of Achievement in Architecture is a lecture and studio-based program basic architectural design.Through a series of design problems, students develop the conceptual, design and presentation skills necessary to successfully complete and communicate the design of a medium-complexity building. The goal is an ability to integrate concept, site, program, organization, structure, enclosure, circulation, and materials in the formation of architectural solutions. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have acquired experiential knowledge,and will have a portfolio of creative work suitable for employment. Students can continue their long-term goals by taking the additional General Education requirements to obtain an Associate of Science in Architecture to transfer to a Bachelor of Architecture Program
The Associate of Science Degree in Architecture prepares students for transfer to a Bachelor degree in Architecture and to enter the workforce. This degree aligns with the college’s mission to provide a transfer path for student success.
The goals and objectives of the Associate of Science in Architecture Degree is (1)to apply architectural related concepts (2) to provide the courses necessary to prepare students for transfer to a five-year institution (3) prepare students for entry level positions in the field of architecture.
Per LA/OC Center of Excellence, and per advisory board professionals, this degree is a minimum requirement for entry level jobs: 70% of all local job listings require an associates degree.
The AS degree in Architecture will demonstrate entry-level proficiency in the field.
Also,this degree will allow international students to count the architecture units toward satisfaction of the 12 unit minimum for visas.
Students who complete the program will be able to demonstrate the following
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
1. Utilize the basic elements of form (point, line, plane, and volume) to create objects that respond to a given ordering system and exhibit an understanding of form language.
2. Demonstrate creativity, sound analysis,presentation skills, and application of fundamental architectural principles in the design of simple structures.
3. Demonstrate digital drafting competency by creating different drawings /views of an object in CAD software, and then creating layout views for printing and presentation purposes.
4. Complete a design for a simple to medium complexity building incorporating program, form language, site design based on analysis, environmental considerations, and preliminary structural system as factors in the design.
5. Use various computer software applications(separately and in combination) to design and create graphic layouts,presentation panels, and a multi-page portfolio.
6. Demonstrate digital 3D drafting competency by creating hand hardline drawings, 3D architectural models, and professional quality architectural renderings in Autocad, Rhino, and VRay or similar.
The Certificate of Achievement in Architecture program is a 25 unit program. The certificate is a pathway to the Architecture Associate of Science degree. The additional courses required are in general education, for a total of 60 units.
(Y1 or S1)
|ARC 110||Introduction to Architecture ||1||Year 1, Semester 1 |
|ENV 101||Foundations of Design 1 ||3||Year 1, Semester 1 |
|ARC 172||Architectural Drawing 1||3||Year 1, Semester 1 |
|ENV 102||Foundations of Design 2 ||3||Year 1, Semester 2 |
|ARC 161||Intro to Computer-Aided Architectural Design ||2||Year 1, Semester 2 |
|ARC 180|| Computer-Aided Architectural laboratory ||1||Year 1, Semester 2 |
|ARC 162||Computer-Aided Design and Drafting||3||Year 2, Semester 1 |
|ARC 201||Architectural Design 1||3||Year 2, Semester 1 |
|ARC 202||Architectural Design 2 ||3||Year 2, Semester 2|
|ARC 160 || Computers for Designers ||3||Year 2, Semester 2|
Total Units Required: 25units
Major Total 25Units