Associate of Science in Architecture (AS)

Division: Industry & Technology

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Architecture through the study of design, visual communication, architecture history, and construction technology. and will acquire skills, knowledge, and abilities related to predesign, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, tactile (by hand) model-making, digital (computer) model-making, building information modeling (BIM), tactile (by hand) graphics/drawing, digital (computer) graphics/drawing, architecture history, computer assisted drafting & design (CAD), construction materials & methods, construction documents, and detailing.

Program Outcomes

  • Create and appraise architectural design.
  • Create and distinguish 2D and 3D visual communication drawings (tactile and digital).
  • Analyze and differentiate architecture history.
  • Create and analyze documents related to construction technology.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: architecture, environmental design, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, product design, and civil engineering. 

Note

This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES51
ARCH 010Architectural Design 14
ARCH 011Architectural Design 24
ARCH 013Architectural Design 34
ARCH 014Architectural Design 44
ARCH 020Visual Communication 13
ARCH 021Visual Communication 23
ARCH 070Architecture History 1 *3
ARCH 071Architecture History 23
ARCH 120Freehand Drawing3
ARCH 121Perspective Alternatives3
ARCH 160Construction Materials/Methods4
ARCH 161Architectural Detailing3
ARCH 162Conceptual Structural Analysis3
ARCH 163Construction Documents3
DRFT 114Introduction to CAD4
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TOTAL73

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).