Degrees and Certificates
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
An Orientation to Architecture
History of Western Architecture
Computer Aided Architectural Drafting
Construction Documentation I
Construction Documentation II
Architectural Graphics Techniques
Architectural Three-Dimensional Illustration
Architecture Design Studio
12-13 units from:
Building Information Modeling I
Building Information Modeling II
Design and Build Studio
Environmental Technology 165
Sustainable and Regenerative Practices in Site
and Landscape Development
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.
Certificate of Achievement