May 26, 2020
The Architecture Certificate of Achievement program is a two-year sequence of courses designed for students who wish to train for entry-level employment in architecture or a field related to the construction industry. It also provides returning students with ongoing education to increase their job skills. Careers that the program allows students to pursue include: architectural draftsperson, construction manager, real estate developer, and government building code administration, as well as related construction industry jobs.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Communicate designs in 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 Nouveau, 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 Certificate: 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 PLUMBING CODES - DRAINS, WASTE, VENTS, WATER, AND GAS 3 Units
- ARCH 213 MECHANICAL CODE - HEATING, AC, REFRIGERATION, AND DUCTWORK 3 Units
- ARCH 121 ADVANCED REVIT AND BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT II 4 Units *
- ARCH 260 ARCHITECTURE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 1 Unit
- ARCH 261 ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO ARCHITECTURE 1 Unit
- ARCH 262 LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE 1 Unit
- 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.