This Certificate of Achievement provides a focused course of study for students in preparation for careers as licensed Architects or Designers with a focus on single-family homes or duplexes. Emphasis is placed on drafting basics including linework, dimensioning, and symbology in the context of appropriate industry standards and with the use of computer-aided drafting software. Course instruction regarding the requirements of current Building Codes and how they affect a residential design is an integral component of the certificate.
25 completers per year
Purpose and Goals and Specific Objectives of Degree/Certificate
The goal of this Certificate is to prepare students for immediate employment or self-employment as designers of residential architecture projects. Students who have completed the coursework for this Certificate will have the skills to prepare and/or direct the preparation of construction documents for residential architecture projects.
Background and Rationale
Housed within the Career Technical Education Division, this program provides a clear path to those looking for immediate employability in the field of architecture. A student earning this Certificate is in a position to design and direct the preparation of construction documents for single-family residential projects (without a legal requirement to obtain licensure as an Architect). Completion of the coursework in this Certificate provides students with the appropriate knowledge of architectural construction documents and the prescriptive Building Codes requirements which regulate such projects. Therefore, this course satisfies the need to provide the residential construction industry with personnel trained inappropriate design and development skills.
Place of Program in Curriculum/Similar Programs at Rio Hondo
This program is complementary to other Certificates and Degrees in the field of Architecture. Although some coursework is common, completion of this program indicates a focus on residential architecture projects as opposed to the aesthetics of design or commercial (non-residential) design (which are addressed in other related Certificates and Degrees).
This certificate of achievement provides a focused course of study for students in preparation for careers as licensed architects or designers, with a focus on single-family homes or duplexes. Emphasis is placed on drafting basics including linework, dimensioning, and symbology in the context of appropriate industry standards, and with the use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) software. Course instruction regarding the requirements of current building codes and how they affect a residential design is an integral component of the certificate.
To acquire the Certificate of Achievement in Residential Architecture Design, it is necessary to complete the following courses:
|ENGT 101||Introduction to Technical Drawing & Graphics||3|
|ENGT 150 or||AutoCAD for Basic CADD Applications||4|
|ENGT 170||MicroStation for Basic CADD Applications||4|
|ARCH 115||Introduction to Residential Architecture: Drawing and Design||4|
|ARCH 125||* Residential Architecture: Design & Construction||4|
|Choose a minimum of 1 unit from the following:||Units|
|ENGT 105||Introduction to Technical Freehand Sketching||2|
|ARCH 290||Cooperative Work Experience / Internship for Architecture Related Fields||1 - 4|
|ARCH 299||** Directed Study in Architecture Design & Drawing||1 - 3|
|Units Required 16.00 or 19.00|