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 160Construction Materials/Methods4
ARCH 162Conceptual Structural Analysis3
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - Visual Communication3
Select one of the following courses:
ARCH 021Visual Communication 23
ARCH 120Freehand Drawing3
ARCH 121Perspective Alternatives3
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - Construction Technology3
Select one of the following courses:
DRFT 114Introduction to CAD4
ARCH 161Architectural Detailing3
ARCH 163Construction Documents3

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.