Architecture Technology

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02840)

Designed to provide the student with the skills and technical knowledge required for employment as technicians in the environmental design departments of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and environmental research. Students also are placed within the building construction industry and its allied professions.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Develop and expand their technological skill-set and professional practices through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and software consistent with our profession.
  • Enhance their international perspective by direct involvement in classroom discussions, design programs, design projects, historical design issues and cultural and social perspectives that are global in scope, including issues of sustainability and environmental sensitivity.
  • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness and interpersonal skills by required participation in team projects.
  • Further enhance critical communication skills by requiring them to express not only their solution to design problems, but also demonstrating the process of arriving at these solutions, orally, graphically and three-dimensionally to professionals and fellow students.
  • Develop critical thinking skills in a problem/project based curriculum that requires solving spatial, social, engineering and sustainable design problems by developing creative and individual solutions.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ARCH 110 FREEHAND DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS 3
ARCH 115 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS 3
ARCH 150 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I 5
 Units11
Second Semester
ARCH 112 ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING 3
ARCH 151 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II 3
ARCH 165 ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE I 3
 Units9
Third Semester
ARCH 200
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
or BEGINNING BUILDING INFOMRATION MODELING
3
ARCH 235 STRUCTURES 3
ARCH 265 ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE II 3
 Units9
Fourth Semester
ARCH 209 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING 3
ARCH 210 WORLD ARCHITECTURE II 3
ARCH 222 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS 2
ARCH 266 ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE III 2
 Units10
 Total Units39

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.