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Architectural Design Concentration Level l

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Contact: Ignacio SardinasTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: isardinas@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Architectural Design Concentration Level l

Technology and Health Division
 

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

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Architectural Drafters

      Architectural Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3011.01

      Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $44.34

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,379.62
      Annual Job Openings
      1,660

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Civil Drafters

      Civil Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3011.02

      Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $44.34

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,379.62
      Annual Job Openings
      1,660

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Mechanical Drafters

      Mechanical Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3013.00

      Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $54.83

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $60,858.48
      Annual Job Openings
      643

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Architectural Design Concentration Level l

    Technology and Health Division
     

    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

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    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

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Architectural Design Concentration, AS

    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

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design4
    ARCH 102Design II - Architectural Design4
    ARCH 121CADD and Digital Design Media Level I4
    ARCH 122Architectural Presentations4
    ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications4
    ARCH 180Science Concepts for Sustainable Design and Environmental Control3
    ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design4
    ARCH 202Design IV - Sustainable Design Advanced Project4
    ARCH 221Architectural Rendering and Illustration3
    ARCH 222Advanced Digital Media, Generative, and Algorithmic Design and Illustration3
    ARCH 280Structural Design Level I3
    Total Units40

    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

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Architecture Foundational Skills

    Technology and Health Division
    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

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

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Ignacio SardinasTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: isardinas@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 13Phone: (909) 274-4805