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

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

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

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    • Architectural and Engineering Managers

      Architectural and Engineering Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9041.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $117.83

      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
      $178,061.76
      Annual Job Openings
      2,477

      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
    • Architects

      Architects

      SOC Career Code: 17-1011.00

      Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.58

      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
      $83,694.13
      Annual Job Openings
      1,571

      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
    • Landscape Architects

      Landscape Architects

      SOC Career Code: 17-1012.00

      Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.85

      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
      $79,323.29
      Annual Job Openings
      262

      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
    • 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
      $43.07

      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
      $61,870.10
      Annual Job Openings
      1,267

      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
    • Urban and Regional Planners

      Urban and Regional Planners

      SOC Career Code: 19-3051.00

      Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $66.75

      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
      $92,684.80
      Annual Job Openings
      730

      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
    • Postsecondary Architecture Teachers

      Postsecondary Architecture Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-1031.00

      Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $87.29

      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
      $104,575.47
      Annual Job Openings
      19,003

      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 lII

    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

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level I coursework16
    PLUS
    Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level II coursework7
    PLUS
    Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level III coursework7
    Total Units30
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    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
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Architectural Design Concentration - Level II Coursework
    ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design4
    ARCH 221Architectural Rendering and Illustration3
    Total Units7
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Architectural Design Concentration - Level III Courses
    ARCH 202Design IV - Sustainable Design Advanced Project4
    ARCH 222Advanced Digital Media, Generative, and Algorithmic Design and Illustration3
    Total Units7

    Architecture Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • 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 - Level lI

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate N0467

    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

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level I coursework16
    PLUS
    Completion of the Architectural Design Concentration - Level II coursework7
    Total Units23
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    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
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Architectural Design Concentration - Level II Coursework
    ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design4
    ARCH 221Architectural Rendering and Illustration3
    Total Units7

    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