Architecture – Program Description
This program explores architecture through cultural, environment,al and social relevance while understanding and addressing critical issues facing the built environment through innovative design and critical analysis. Communication skills are developed in drawing, writing, modeling, and collaboration. Students completing the AS degree may apply for transfer to a University degree program in Architecture, Interior Architecture, or Environmental Design or obtain an entry level position in the same fields.
Program Learning Outcomes, including Occupational Competencies:
Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate the ability to research and analyze critical concepts of design and human interaction within the built environment, understand architecture’s role in society, develop environmentally responsible designs, and communicate design concepts through drawing, writing, modeling, and collaboration. Estimated Cost of Program Materials and Equipment: Facility and resources are similar to that of the Interior Design program which is currently supported at the Center for Media and Design. For online, fitting three classrooms with computer cameras, microphones, and speakers.
The Architectural Program will culminate in either a two year Associates of Science degree or a Certificate of Achievement in Architecture. This is a collaborative effort to integrate Interior Architectural Design and Architecture with common first year core courses in design and technical skills followed by a specialized second year that branches Interior Architecture and Architecture onto separate tracts.
Architecture Tract Students will acquire the technical skills to enter the workforce as an intern or entry level designer in architecture, interior design, or environmental design firms. Technical skills include visual communications skills such as drafting and presentation work, oral communication skills, project collaboration and management, site and environmental design, and building systems and code compliance.
Architecture and Interior Design have a similar base of students which cross over and complement each program. The current Interior Design program has students every semester whose goal is to transfer to an architecture program at a university, but interior design courses are not accepted as program requirements at university architecture programs while architecture courses are accepted at interior design programs. We are unable to fully service our students and they leave early to pursue their career education elsewhere. Broadening the umbrella to architecture, while keeping the specialization in interior design, will strengthen our student base and enrichen the program by providing an environment of professional collaboration.
|Sem||Pre-req or Skills||Course No.||Semester 1||Units||IGETC||CSU|
|FALL||**ARCH 10a||Studio 1||3||-||-|
|**ARCH 10b Design Communication 1 3 - -|
|AHIST 21||Arch History 1||3||3A||C1|
|MATH 2||Pre-calc Trig*||5||2||B4|
|ENG 1||English 1||3||1A||A2|
|SPRING||ARCH 10a||ARCH 11a||Semester 2 Studio 2||Units 3||IGETC -||CSU -|
|ARCH 10b||ARCH 11b||Design Communication 2||3||-||-|
|AHIST 22||Arch History 2||3||A||C1|
|ENG 1||ENG 2||English 2*||3||1B||A3|
|COMST 11||Public Speaking*||3||1C||A1|
|FALL||ARCH 11a||ARCH 20a||Semester 3 Studio 3||Units 3||IGETC -||CSU -|
|ARCH 11b||ARCH 20b||Design Communication 3||3||-||-|
|ARCH 10b||ARCH 60||Construction Mat'l/Meth||3||-||-|
|ARCH 20a||ARCH 70||Portfolio||1||-||-|
|BIO 9||Environmental Biology*||3||5B||B2|
|SPRING||ARCH 20a||ARCH 21a||Semester 4 Studio 4||Units 3||IGETC -||CSU -|
|Math 2||PHYS 14||Phys 14 w lab*||4||5A/C||B1/3|
(Y1 or S1)
|ARCH 10a||Studio 1||3||Y1 S1|
|ARCH 10b||Design Communication 1||Y1 S1|
|ARCH 11a||Studio 2||3||Y1 S2|
|ARCH 11b||Design Communication 2||3||Y1 S2|
|ARCH 20a||Studio 3||3||Y2 S3|
|ARCH 20b||Design Communication 3||3||Y2 S3|
|ARCH 60||Construction Material and Methods||3||Y2 S3|
|ARCH 70||Portfolio||1||Y2 S3|
|ARCH 21a||Studio 4||3||Y2 S4|
|AHIST 21||Arch History Part 1||3||Y1 S1|
|AHIST 22||Arch History Part 1||3||Y1 S2|