Architectural Design Concentration (AS Degree S0390)

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.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Successfully transfer to a four year university in a related major.
  • Be employed or seeking employment in  the field or in a related area.
  • Present and evaluate the pros and cons of particular architectural design alternative solution.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Guided Pathways of Study

When students can identify a career goal early on in their educational journey, they are more likely to complete on time and succeed. Consistent guidance and a clear outline of the required courses help support students decisions in choosing the right program for them. Explore below to find the programs that most interest you.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
ARCH 141 is an advisory course 1  
 Units4
Winter Term 1
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units5
Spring Term 1
ARCH 142 Architectural Materials and Specifications 4 4
Certificate: Archictectural Design L1 N0466 6  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units4
Summer Term 1
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Fall Term 2
ARCH 280 Structural Design Level I 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
Certificate: Architectural Design Concen. N0467 7  
Submit Petition to Admissions Records Submit Petition to Admissions Records  
 Units6
Winter Term 2
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
 Units6-7
Spring Term 2
ARCH 180 Science Concepts for Sustainable Design and Environmental Control 3 3
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
Certificate: Architectural Design Concent. T0386 6  
Submit Petition to Admissions Records Submit Petition to Admissions Records  
Faculty recommendation: Area C1 Arts: ARCH 250 0  
 Units6
Summer Term 2
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
Architectural Design Concentration, AS S0390 0  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units6-8
 Total Units44-47
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