The Architecture Program prepares students to transfer to professional degree-granting institutions or to complete the Associate in Science Degree with a major in Architecture for direct entry into a professional position. The course of study includes instruction in the following: architectural technology and design, basic architectural drawing, estimating and construction costs, mathematics, physics, and structural concepts.
Instruction in general education is included so that students may satisfy the College graduation requirements in this area. While most of our students are planning to transfer to a California University, graduates who have satisfactorily completed the Curriculum in Architecture are qualified for direct entry into employment in various capacities in architecture, the construction industry, and related fields.
Course of Study
Graduates who have completed the Curriculum in Architecture, a two year foundation study, are fully prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in order to pursue a professional or non-professional degree.
The program will prepare them in areas of design, technology, drawing, delineation and rendering, structures and history. All of these areas are fundamental components of a traditional architectural education and will serve all graduates of this program well in their further studies.
Graduates who choose to enter directly into the marketplace would be qualified in various capacities in the fields of architecture, construction industry and related fields. Positions such as architectural technician, construction detailer, building materials salesperson or manufacturer's representative are examples of possible employment a graduate may pursue with this two year degree.
Students who complete the curriculum with final grades of C (2.00 grade point average) or higher in their major, receive the Associate in Science degree in Architecture.