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.

Program Requirements 

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 160Construction Materials/Methods4
ARCH 161Architectural Detailing3
ARCH 162Conceptual Structural Analysis3
ARCH 163Construction Documents3
DRFT 114Introduction to CAD4

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.