Architecture Technology

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2842)

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.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

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Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ARCH 115 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS 3
ARCH 150 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I 5
 Units8
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 3
ARCH 235 STRUCTURES 3
ARCH 265 ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE II 3
 Units9
Fourth Semester
ARCH 201 BEGINNING BUILDING INFOMRATION MODELING 3
ARCH 222 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS 2
 Units5
 Total Units31
Recommended Electives
ARCH 204ADVANCED BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING3
ARCH 205ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL CAD3