Architecture Degrees & Certificates


Degrees and Certificates

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Associate in Science Degree

The architecture program prepares students for transfer or for employment in the field. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the students will gain proficiency in manual and computer aided drafting (CAD) fundamentals, three-dimensional drawing, model making, and structural analysis of buildings. Students will learn to interpret the Uniform Building Code and local planning and zoning ordinance.

Competencies will be assessed in accordance with the American Insitute of Architects (A.I.A.) certification criteria. Students completing the program may expect to enter industry as an entry-level CAD draftsperson in an architecture firm or transfer to a university architecture program.

El Camino College Major Requirements:

At least 50% of the major requirements for the Assiciate in Science Degree must be completed at El Camino College.

Required Core Units: 23 units

Architecture 100
An Orientation to Architecture 
(1 unit)

Architecture 104
History of Western Architecture 
(3 units)

Architecture 119
Computer Aided Architectural Drafting
(3 units)

Architecture 150A
Construction Documentation I
(3 units)
Architecture 150B
Construction Documentation II 
(3 units)

Architecture 170

Architectural Graphics Techniques
(3 units)

Architecture 171

Architectural Three-Dimensional Illustration
(3 units)

Architecture 199

Architecture Design Studio
(4 units)

12-13 units from:

Architecture 121
Building Information Modeling I
(3 units)

Architecture 125
Building Information Modeling II 
(3 units)

Architecture 158
Structures Analysis-Timber
(3 units)

Architecture 172
Architectural Color 
Rendering Techniques

(3 units)

Architecture 179

Design and Build Studio
(4 units)

Environmental Technology 165

Sustainable and Regenerative Practices in Site
and Landscape Development

(3 units)






Total units: 35-36

Preparation for the Architecture Transfer Major

For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.

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