A.S. in Architecture
The Architecture major concentrates on the built environment. The curriculum visualizes architecture as a cultural, creative, and technical practice and discipline with direct social impact. A balance of architectural and technical design courses provides students with a diverse foundation of knowledge in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, urban planning, CAD, and CGI which prepares them for transfer.
The Architecture major is intended for students to pursue an architectural education at a university level. It is designed for students who seek a university level undergraduate degree in architecture, interior architecture, environmental design and landscape architecture at CSU, UC, and private schools. Curriculum in this major encompass the first two years of architectural curriculum following standards outlined by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) in architectural design, visual communications, materials and processes of construction, professional practice and history/theory. Courses focus on exploration and understanding of architecture’s cultural, environmental, and formal relevance to both individuals and society as a whole. Architecture students are trained to think creatively, abstractly, and to develop design concepts for critical inquiry and design. Students apply current design principles and processes of architectural design that produce design solutions. Architecture students effectively convey their creative architectural design projects, research and essays realized through physical, digital and verbal presentation forms. These completed works are then studied and developed into portfolios of individual student accomplishment for transfer.
PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services and transfer institutions to determine the particular transfer requirements (specifically Math and Physics) required by public and private transfer institutions.
This major is primarily intended to prepare students to transfer and earn a 4 or 5-year bachelor’s degree in architecture.
Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:
- Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
- Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
- Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
- Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
|ARCH 100||Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design Foundations||3|
|ARCH/DRAF 102||Visual Communication||2.5|
|ARCH 110||Introduction to Design Fundamentals and Communication||4|
|ARCH 111||Foundation Design||4|
|ARCH 201||Architectural Design I||4|
|ARCH 202||Architectural Design II||4|
|ARCH 242||Building Construction||3|
|ARCH 250||History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism||3|
|ARCH 251||History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day||3|
|DRAF 160||Foundation Digital Design Tools - Intermediate Computer Aided Design (CAD)||3|
|DRAF 161||Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD and Design Tools)||3|
|DRAF 190||Advanced Digital Design Tools||3|
|DRAF 290||Introduction to Maya Practices||3|
|In addition to the major preparation, students should take the following courses as part of their GE pattern: MATH 151, PHYS 111 or higher, SPCH 103 and ENGL 103.|
A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Architecture A.S. Degree will:
- Apply creative and abstract thought to develop design concepts based on historical awareness and critical inquiry.
- Execute architectural design and research solutions employing current design principles and processes of architectural design and research.
- Convey creative architectural design projects, research and essays through physical, digital and verbal presentation forms.