Architecture

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01940)

Designed to provide the student with the creative problem-solving skills and critical thinking processes necessary to successfully complete upper-division baccalaureate work leading to the professional bachelor of architecture degree. The curriculum fulfills most of the first and second year requirements at some CSU, US, and other baccalaureate institutions.

Academic placement at the transfer institution is based upon evaluation of a portfolio of the student’s work. Students will be required to develop a portfolio of their work for purposes of evaluation by the transfer institution. The courses listed are the architecture courses required to obtain the associate degree in architecture. Students wishing to transfer to the California State University should follow, General Education Breadth Requirement California State University. Students should review specific course requirements of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor as to which courses taken at Southwestern College will articulate to their chosen college.

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 252 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III 3
ARCH 265 ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE II 3
 Units12
Fourth Semester
ARCH 222 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS 2
ARCH 253 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV 3
ARCH 266 ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE III 2
 Units7
 Total Units39
Recommended Electives
ARCH 204ADVANCED BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING3
ARCH 205ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL CAD3
ARCH 208WORLD ARCHITECTURE I3
ARCH 210WORLD ARCHITECTURE II3
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.

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