Oct 17, 2021
The Associate of Science Degree in Architecture is a three-year sequence of courses designed for students who wish to train for employment in architecture or a field related to the construction industry. Majors that student can transfer into include: architecture, architectural engineering, and construction management. This degree is organized to provide the breadth and depth required to practice in entry level positions within the architecture profession and construction industry such as: architectural draftsperson, civil drafter, construction manager, real estate developer, and government building code administration, as well as related construction industry jobs. Students who successfully complete an Associate of Science Degree in Architecture may complete an 8 year internship working for a licensed architect and/or professional engineer and will qualify to take the California Architects License Exam leading to a career as a licensed architect.
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 Major: 56-59
- ARCH 132 RESIDENTIAL PLANNING, PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN 3 Units *
- ARCH 136 BASIC ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II 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 162 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3 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 260 ARCHITECTURE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 1 Unit
- ARCH 261 ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO ARCHITECTURE 1 Unit
- ARCH 262 LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE 1 Unit
- ARCH 270 FIELD STUDY - EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY 3 Units
- ARCH 271 FIELD STUDY - EUROPEAN SKETCH, DRAW, PHOTO 3 Units
- ARCH 272 FIELD STUDY - EUROPEAN DESIGN STUDIO 4 Units
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
Associate of Science Degree
Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of 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.