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.
To earn the Associates of Science Degree in Architecture, students must successfully complete the
following courses: It is recommended that students complete the courses in the order shown.
Sem Pre‐req or Skills Course No. Semester 1 Units IGETC CSU FALL **ARC 10 Introduction to Design 3 ‐ ‐ **ARC 11 Visual Communications 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 17
Semester 2 Units IGETC CSU SPRING ARC 10 ARC 20 Studio 1 3 ‐ ‐ ARC 11 ARC 21 Visual Communications 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
Semester 3 Units IGETC CSU FALL ARC 20 ARC 30 Studio 2 3 ‐ ‐ ARC 11 ARC 31 Visual Communications 3 3 ‐ ‐ ARC 11 ARC 35 Construction Meth/Mat 3 ‐ ‐ ARC 20 ARC 39 Portfolio 1 ‐ ‐ BIO 9 Environmental Biology* 3 5B B2 GE Elective 3 3B C2 16
Semester 4 Units IGETC CSU SPRING
ARC 30 ARC 40 Studio 3 3 ‐ ‐
Math 2 PHYS 14 Phys 14 w lab* 4 5A/C B1/3
GE Elective 3 4 D
GE Elective 3 4 D
GE Elective 3 4 D
* General Education courses are chosen for application in architecture and transferring to a university, but other courses may be substituted, See a counselor for substitutions or recommendations.
** A critical course which is required and predicts success in area of study.
(Y1 or S1)
|ARC 10||Design Fundamentals||3||Y1 S1|
|ARC 11||Visual Studies 1||3||Y1 S1|
|ARC 20||Studio 1||3||Y1 S2|
|ARC 21||Visual Studies 2||3||Y1 S2|
|ARC 30||Studio 2||3||Y2 S3|
|ARC 31||Visual Studies 3||3||Y2 S3|
|ARC 32||Construction Methods and Materials||3||Y2 S3|
|ARC 40||Studio 3||3||Y2 S4|
|ARC 49||Portfolio||1||Y2 S4|
Arch History part 1
|AHIST 22||Arch History part 2||3||Y1 S2|