2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture Associate of Science

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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

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.


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