The Certificate of Achievement in Architecture Technology is a lecture and studio-based program basic architectural design. Through a series of design problems, students will be introduced to the conceptual, design and presentation skills necessary to assist in the completion and communicate the design of a medium-complexity building. The goal is to introduce students to integration of concepts, site,program, organization, structure, enclosure, circulation, and materials in the formation of architectural solutions. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have acquired foundational knowledge, and initiate a portfolio of creative work suitable for employment. Students can continue their long term educational and employment goals by obtaining a Certificate of Achievement in Architectureand/or Associate of Science in Architecture and transfer to a 4 year institution.
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The Certificate of Achievement in Architecture Technology prepares students for entry level jobs in the Architecture industry. This certificate aligns with the college’s mission to provide employment opportunities in high demand areas. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Architecture Technology can continue on their educational pathway to obtain an a Certificate of Achievement in Architecture and/or an Associate of Science in Architecture upon completion of the General Education requirements.
The goals and objectives of the Certificate of Achievement in Architecture Technology are (1) to apply architectural related concepts (2) prepare students for entry level positions in the field of architecture and (3) have the foundational courses to continue to obtain an Associate of Science in Architecture.
Students who complete the certificate will be able to demonstrate the following
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
1. Describe two and three dimensional architectural ideas through manual hard line drawings and digital computer modeling.
2. 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.
3. Complete a design for a simple to medium complexity building incorporating program, site design based on analysis,environmental considerations, and preliminary structural system as factors in the design.
4. Use various computer software applications(separately and in combination) to design and create graphic layouts,presentation panels, and a multi-page portfolio.
5. Demonstrate digital 3D drafting competency by creating 3D architectural models in Autocad and Rhino.
6. Create professional quality architectural 3Dcomputer renderings.
The 10-unit Certificate of Achievement in Architecture is a pathway to the Associate of Science degree in Architecture. Students who complete the remaining 16 units in the major and complete the General Education courses will be eligible for the Associate of Science degree in Architecture.
This program also has pathways pathways available for transfer to bachelor programs.
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|ARC 161||Intro to Computer-Aided Architectural Design.||2||Y1, S1|
|ARC 180||Computer-Aided Architectural laboratory||1||Yr, S1|
|ARC 162||Computer-Aided Design and Drafting||3||Y1, S2|
|ARC 130||History of Architecture I||2||Y1, S1|
|ARC 131||History of Architecture II||2||Y1, S2|