2021-2022 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

Architecture Certificate of Achievement

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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.


Course ID Title Units
ARCH 10   Introduction to Architecture 2
ARCH 12   History of Architecture 3
ARCH 50  * or Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DR 50  * Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ARCH 51  * or Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DR 51  * Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ARCH 124A   Architectural Drawing I 4
ARCH 218   Foundation Studio in Architecture 4
ARCH 219  * Residential and Commercial Space Planning 4
ARCH 120  * Revit and Building Information Management(BIM) 4
ARCH 34  * Basic Architectural Design I 3
ARCH 42  * Descriptive Drawing and Perspective 3
ARCH 122   Architectural Practice 2
ARCH 124B   Architectural Drawing II 4
ARCH 124C   Architectural Drawing III 4
ARCH 126   Materials and Methods of Construction 3
  Select from Restricted Electives: 3-6



Restricted Electives:  
ARCH 44  * Architectural Presentation and Rendering 2
ARCH 132  * Residential Planning, Principles and Design 3
ARCH 152  * or Advanced Computer-Aided Design 3
DR 152  * Advanced Computer-Aided Design 3
ARCH 161   Blueprint Plans and Specification Reading 4
ARCH 163   International Building Code Inspection 4
ARCH 164  * Combination Residential Dwelling Inspection 3
ARCH 165   Electrical Code Inspection 3
ARCH 200   Design in Arizona, Riverside and Palm Springs 1.5
ARCH 211   Concrete Inspection 3
ARCH 212   Plumbing Codes - Drains, Waste, Vents, Water, and Gas 3
ARCH 213   Mechanical Code - Heating, AC, Refrigeration, and Ductwork 3
ARCH 121  * Advanced Revit and Building Information Management II 4
ARCH 260   Architecture in Northern California 1
ARCH 261   Orange and San Diego Architecture 1
ARCH 262   Los Angeles Architecture 1
CWE 180  * Cooperative Work Experience - Architectural Internship 1
DR 200  * 3D Parametric Modeling - Solidworks 3

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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