Architecture Courses

ARCH 20, Architectural Graphics I
Lec-35 Lab-70 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to techniques, conventions, meanings, and purposes related to drawing and drafting conventions as used in architecture and interior design. Fundamental graphic principles, concepts, and strategies are examined through hand and digital production.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 22A, Delineation and Rendering
Lec-35 Lab-70 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ARCH 20; Completion/concurrent enrollment in ARCH 29A

Basic drawing techniques in graphic communication. Two and three-dimensional representations with various media expressing architectural ideas and concepts.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 29A, Freehand Drawing I
Lec-17.5 Lab-17.5 field trips P/NP Available

Introduction to freehand drawing skills as a method of observation and visual communication in Architecture and Interior Design. The use of drawing in seeing and expressing shape, form, value, texture and proportion. Techniques include contour line, tonal drawing, and linear perspective.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 29B, Freehand Drawing II
Lec-17.5 Lab-17.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ARCH 29A

A continuing development of skills in freehand drawing methods, with more complex subject matters and the use of color media. Focus is on the drawing from observation of buildings and architectural space.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 31A, History of Architecture I
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of the history of Architecture from prehistory through the the Middle Ages. Focus on visual environmental literacy through the analysis of key design movements during the time period.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 31B, History of Architecture II
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of the history of architecture from the early Renaissance to the present times. Focus on visual environmental literacy through the analysis of key design movements during the time period.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 100, Introduction to Architecture and Design
Lec-35 field trips P/NP Available

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles related to design of physical environments. Students will be introduced to an overview of the architecture and interior design fields, along with fundamental concepts and considerations inherent within them.

UC/CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ARCH 100=ARCH 48

ARCH 101, Architecture Design Studio I
Lec-35 Lab-70

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ARCH 100

Introduction to architectural concepts and principles through 2-D and 3-D design projects. Focus is on issues, requirements, and objectives related to visual perception of form and space, architectural meaning, spatial experiences, as these relate to the human condition.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 102, Architecture Design Studio II
Lec-35 Lab-70 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ARCH 101

A second design studio course in a sequence that expands upon fundamental architectural principles and concepts within Architecture and Design. Students explore topics related to design process, site, program, place, order, space within simple architectural problems.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 103, Architecture Design Studio III
Lec-35 Lab-70 field trips

PREREQ: ARCH 102; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ARCH 22A

A third semester design studio course in a sequence that expands upon fundamental architectural principles and concepts within architecture and design. Students focus on urban analysis and design process, program, site and place in response to increasingly complex project requirements.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 120, Fundamentals of Building Construction
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Comprehensive survey of all major building materials and systems of assembly in architecture and construction. Topics include wood, masonry, concrete, steel, glass, foundations, roofing, walls, frames, doors, and windows as well as considerations of sustainability in the construction process.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 127, Fundamentals of Building Structures
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Awareness of architectural structural concepts; fundamental aspects and principles of basic structural forms, loads and materials. Reveal and discuss the multi-discipline nature of structural systems in the built environment (including sustainability and the environment) within the architectural and construction fields.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly ARCH 27

ARCH 160, Professional Practice
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENGL 88

An overview of the professional practice of architecture, interior design, construction management and building construction from design through construction. Topics include licensing and training requirements; project delivery methods and contracts; business considerations; the influence of such factors as ethics, sustainability, economics, and legal regulations on the design and construction process.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 214, AutoCAD I
Lec-35 Lab-70 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ARCH 20

An introduction to the Autodesk AutoCAD software. The course starts from the basic understanding of the software interface to two dimensional line drawings and three dimensional solid modeling with an architectural emphasis. Included are the use of collaborative drawing using XREF and management of a drawing using a layering system.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 218, Fundamentals of Rhino 3D
Lec-35 Lab-70 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to Rhinoceros three-dimensional surface modeling software. Rhino's NURB based geometry enables the construction of free-form organic surfaces that can be applied to architectural and other design fields such as jewelry, marine, transportation, and industrial designs. The focus will be on creating, editing, and transforming three-dimensional surface models.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ARCH 240, Fundamentals of the International Building Code
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

A comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the International Building Code (IBC) that is adopted and used throughout most jurisdictions of the United States to regulate the use, design, construction, and maintenance of buildings.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable