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Architectural Design Concentration (SOC CODE: 17-3011.00)

Job Description Overview

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

Related Careers

  • Architectural Drafters
  • Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Video Game Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Designers, All Other
  • Architectural and Civil Drafters

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Architectural Design Concentration: AS Degree

      Technology and Health Division
      Degree S0390

      This program prepares students to enter the field of architecture and related areas. The student is provided with an option of direct employment into the field or preparation for transfer to a professional school of architecture. The Design Concentration focuses upon studio-based design projects, drawing, and presentation skills. The student will develop a portfolio of work relevant to their concentration.

      This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

      Required Courses

      ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
      ARCH 102Design II - Architectural Design4
      ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
      ARCH 122Architectural Presentations4
      ARCH 141Design Drawing and Communication4
      ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications4
      ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design4
      ARCH 202Design IV - Advanced Project4
      ARCH 221Architectural Illustration3
      ARCH 222Advanced Digital Design, Illustration and Animation3
      ARCH 250World Architecture I3
      ARCH 251World Architecture II3
      Total Units44

      ENGL 1C, MATH 150, and PHYS 2AG are typically required for transfer to a professional school of architecture. Verify all requirements with the transfer institution.

      Architecture Website

    • Architectural Design Concentration: Level I

      Technology and Health Division
      Certificate B0415

      This multi-level certificate program prepares students to enter the field of architecture and related areas. The student is provided with an option of direct employment in the field or preparation for transfer to the professional school of architecture. The Level I certificate provides a broad overview of the fundamental skills essential to the field, suitable for entry-level employment as an office assistant.

      Required Courses

      ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
      ARCH 102Design II - Architectural Design4
      ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
      ARCH 122Architectural Presentations4
      Total Unis16

      Specific Information

      Students receiving financial aid need to declare the level III certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

      Architecture Website

    • Architectural Design Concentration: Level II

      Technology and Health Division
      Certificate L0417

      This Level II Design Concentration Certificate focuses upon studio design, drawing, and presentation skills, including model-making, sketching and computer applications. The student will prepare a portfolio of creative design assignments. The Level II Design Concentration Certificate prepares students for employment as a design assistant or presentation specialist.

      Required Courses

      Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level I coursework16
      PLUS
      Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level II coursework11
      Total Units27
      Architectural Technology - Level I Coursework
      ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
      ARCH 102Design II - Architectural Design4
      ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
      ARCH 122Architectural Presentations4
      Total Units16
      Architectural Design Concentration - Level II Coursework
      ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications4
      ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design4
      ARCH 250World Architecture I3
      Total Units11

      Architecture Website 

    • Architectural Design Concentration: Level III

      Technology and Health Division
      Certificate T0386

      The Level III Design Concentration Certificate provides additional expertise in portfolio development and professional practice. The Level III Design Concentration Certificate prepares students for employment as an intermediate design assistant or presentation specialist.

      Required Courses

      Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level I coursework16
      PLUS
      Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level II coursework11
      PLUS
      Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level III coursework14
      Total Units41
      Architectural Design Concentration - Level I Coursework
      ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
      ARCH 102Design II - Architectural Design4
      ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
      ARCH 122Architectural Presentations4
      Total Units16
      Architectural Design Concentration - Level II Coursework
      ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications4
      ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design4
      ARCH 250World Architecture I3
      Total Units11
      Architectural Design Concentration - Level III Courses
      ARCH 141Design Drawing and Communication4
      ARCH 202Design IV - Advanced Project4
      ARCH 221Architectural Illustration3
      ARCH 251World Architecture II3
      Total Units14

      Architecture Website 

    • Architectural Technology Concentration: AS Degree

      Technology and Health Division
      Degree S0390

      This program prepares students to enter the field of architecture and related areas. The student is provided with an option of direct employment into the field or preparation for transfer to a professional school of architecture. The Design Concentration focuses upon studio-based design projects, drawing, and presentation skills. The student will develop a portfolio of work relevant to their concentration.

      This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

      Required Courses

      ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
      ARCH 102Design II - Architectural Design4
      ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
      ARCH 122Architectural Presentations4
      ARCH 141Design Drawing and Communication4
      ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications4
      ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design4
      ARCH 202Design IV - Advanced Project4
      ARCH 221Architectural Illustration3
      ARCH 222Advanced Digital Design, Illustration and Animation3
      ARCH 250World Architecture I3
      ARCH 251World Architecture II3
      Total Units44

      ENGL 1C, MATH 150, and PHYS 2AG are typically required for transfer to a professional school of architecture. Verify all requirements with the transfer institution.

      Architecture Website

    • Architectural Foundational Skills

      Technology and Health Division
      Certificate E0387

      This multi-level certificate program prepares students to enter the field of architecture and related areas. The student is provided with an option of direct employment in the field or preparation for transfer to a professional school of architecture. The Architecture Foundational Skills certificate provides a basic overview of the fundamental skills essential to the field, suitable for entry-level employment as an office assistant.

      Required Courses

      ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
      ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
      ARCH 141Design Drawing and Communication4
      Total Units12
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