Certificate of Achievement in Architecture

Division: Industry & Technology

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Architecture. Students completing this certificate will acquire knowledge and skills in architectural design, visual communication, history, and construction technology.

Program Outcomes

  • Create and appraise architectural designs utilizing a design concept, design process, and critiques.
  • Create and distinguish 2D and 3D visual communication drawings (tactile and digital).
  • Create and analyze documents related to construction technology, i.e. computer assisted drafting/design, construction materials and methods, detailing, conceptual structural analysis, and construction documents.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: CAD Technician/Draftsperson in architectural, engineering, or construction fields.

Required Certificate Courses (39 Units)39
Architectural Design 1
Architectural Design 2
Architectural Design 3
Architectural Design 4
Visual Communication 1
Visual Communication 2
Construction Materials/Methods
Architectural Detailing
Conceptual Structural Analysis
Construction Documents
Introduction to CAD
Total39

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Industry & Technology Division Chair.