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Architectural Technology

Award Type: Associate in Science

The Associate in Science in Architectural Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for entry-level positions in the building industry, including architectural interns, architectural drafters/CAD technicians, and technical/production support staff within architecture or construction firms. Furthermore, the AS degree prepares students to transfer into a professional program at a university which offers a baccalaureate degree.

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

  • Communicate graphically using both manual and computer aided methods.
  • Produce a set of architectural plans that may be submitted for plan check approval.
  • Develop knowledge of and ability to apply building codes.
  • Produce a comphrensive architectural project that demonstrates the capacity to make design decisions across scales.

Program Requirements

A total of 38 units is required for the associate in science. Required core courses (32 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ARCH 101 Principles of Environmental Design 3.0
ARCH 107 Sustainable Design Methods & Technology 3.0
ARCH 111 Architectural Graphics & Design I 3.0
ARCH 112 Architectural Graphics & Design II 3.0
ARCH 121 Architectural Practice 1 4.0
ARCH 131 Building Construction Materials and Methods 3.0
ARCH 151 Architectural Design Studio I 5.0
ARCH 152 Architectural Design Studio II 5.0
ARCH 160 Digital Tools In Architecture 3.0

Plus 6 units from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ARCH 100 Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.0
or
ET 100 Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3.0
ARCH 122 Architectural Drawing 2 4.0
ARCH 321 California Building Code 3.0
ENGR 152 Statics 3.0
ENGR 156 Strength of Materials 4.0
MATH 181 Calculus 1 4.0
PHYS 141 General Physics 1 4.0
PHYS 142 General Physics 2 4.0