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Architectural Drafting

Award Type: Associate in Science

An associate in science degree in architectural drafting prepares students to articulate into a professional program at a four-year institution, which offers a baccalaureate degree or equips students for an entry-level position in the building industry such as drafter, inspector, or materials technician.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Architectural Drafting will:

  • Develop manual and computer-aided graphic communication skills.
  • Produce a complete set of architectural plans that may be submitted for plan check approval.
  • Develop familiarity with components, materials, types, and methods of building construction; terminology as applied to codes, foundations, concrete, light frame wood, heavy timber, soils, and the structural elements.
  • Develop the ability to use appropriate technologies to locate, access, select and manage the information.
  • Become familiar with the latest building code requirements and be able to make job site judgments based on the code.
  • Participate in a positive co-operative group learning environment.

Program Requirements

A major of 40 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (33 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ARCH 111 Architectural Graphics & Design I 3.0
ARCH 112 Architectural Graphics & Design II 3.0
ARCH 121 Architectural Drawing 1 4.0
ARCH 122 Architectural Drawing 2 4.0
ARCH 131 Building Construction Materials and Methods 3.0
ARCH 160 Digital Tools In Architecture 3.0
ET 160 Digital Tools in Architecture 3.0
ART 110 Design 1 3.0
ARCH 151 Architectural Design Studio I 5.0
ARCH 152 Architectural Design Studio II 5.0

Plus a minimum of 7 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ARCH 321 International Building Code 3.0
ARCH 370 SkillsUSA 3.0
ART 103 Art History Ancient to Medieval 3.0
ART 104 Art History Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART 105 Art History of Mexico 3.0
ART 113 Three Dimensional Design 3.0
ENGR 152 Statics 3.0
ENGR 161 Materials Science 3.0
ENGR 162 Materials Science Lab 1.0
GEOL 100 Physical Geology 4.0

General Education Requirements

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