Oct 17, 2021
This occupational program is a two-year sequence of courses designed for students who wish to train for employment in architecture or a field related to the construction industry.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Communicate designs in the 3 languages of architectural visualization: Board Drafting, AutoCAD, and Revit.
- Demonstrate knowledge of at least 7 of the major periods of architectural history: Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Craftsman, Art Noveau, Art Deco, Modern, and Contemporary Architecture.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current construction materials and techniques for residential and commercial construction.
- Write contract documents used in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Total Units for the Major: 49-52
- ARCH 44 ARCHITECTURAL PRESENTATION AND RENDERING 2 Units *
- ARCH 132 RESIDENTIAL PLANNING, PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN 3 Units *
- ARCH 152 ADVANCED COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN 3 Units *
- DR 152 ADVANCED COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN 3 Units *
- ARCH 161 BLUEPRINT PLANS AND SPECIFICATION READING 4 Units
- ARCH 163 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE INSPECTION 4 Units
- ARCH 164 COMBINATION RESIDENTIAL DWELLING INSPECTION 3 Units *
- ARCH 165 ELECTRICAL CODE INSPECTION 3 Units
- ARCH 200 DESIGN IN ARIZONA, RIVERSIDE AND PALM SPRINGS 1.5 Units
- ARCH 211 CONCRETE INSPECTION 3 Units
- ARCH 212 DRAINS, WASTE, VENTS, WATER AND GAS 3 Units
- ARCH 213 MECHANICAL CODE - HEATING, AC, REFRIGERATION, AND DUCTWORK 3 Units
- ARCH 221 ADVANCED REVIT AND BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT II 4 Units *
- ARCH 260 ARCHITECTURE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 1.5 Units
- ARCH 261 ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO ARCHITECTURE 1.5 Units
- ARCH 262 LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE 1.5 Units
- DR 200 3D PARAMETRIC MODELING - SOLIDWORKS 3 Units *
- MFG 200 INTRODUCTION TO RAPID PROTOTYPING TECHNOLOGY 3 Units *
- MFG 201 ADVANCED CAD MODEL MAKING AND TOOLING 2 Units *
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
Associate in Science Degree
Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.
Suggested coursework not required for the major: ARCH 44 , ARCH 136 ; ART 40 , ART 41 , ART 80