WELCOME ... An exciting educational program awaits you. The Department is located in the Industry & Technology Education Center (ITEC).  Not only do we have some of the best architectural courses offered at a 2-year college and talented faculty to teach them, we offer a wide variety of related programming to further support your exploration of the architecture field and related professions. .

ECC Architecture v3.0 - New Program Enhancements - Updates Includes - 2 distinct paths & degrees - better transfer alignment - improved program navigation - focused requirementsView Flyer

NOTE for Spring 2024:  The recently updated architecture program provides two distinct educational pathways.  One includes a modified degree (Professional Practice) with an emphasis on building technology and that other is a new degree (University Transfer) that focuses on design theory and application.  Each of the degree programs have been developed to support your preferred academic endeavors. However, not all the modifications are fully populated across El Camino College's multiple digital platforms.  Please contact your instructor or one of the ITEC Guidance Counselors (listed below). 



The program prepares students interested in architecture or related fields associated with the built and natural environment.  Whether Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, or Community Planning, the program is designed to offer various educational paths to fit the student's academic or career needs.


Infographic demonstrating program paths



Upon completion of the Architecture Program, students will understand the processes and demonstrate the skills to be able to navigate a path that: 1.) transitions their academic career to a four-or five-year university design program, 2.) prepares them to begin work in architecture  3.) offers professional development or a new career path.

PLO 1: Bachelor Degree Pursuit

Upon completion of the Architecture Program, students will think critically and creatively about the built environment, understand the constraints that impact sites and buildings, and apply technical skills to convey design intent. Students will communicate both verbally and graphically their methodology to implement proposed design solutions.

PLO 2: Industry Technical Entry

Upon completion of the course of study in Architecture, students will recognize the basic requirements of professional practice in planning, architecture, engineering and related disciplines and possess the required technical and communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to work productively in a team setting.

PLO 3: Career Enrichment

Upon completion of the course of study in Architecture, students will expand their existing knowledge base and skill set by demonstrating new problem-solving capabilities, adding competencies and technical skills to reposition or advance within the professional practice of the built environment.



Starting at $51,310  Experienced at $136,400  Median: $82,840 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – May 2022

In California, the median is $112,210 (Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates – May 2022)*

*Salaries in the profession can vary widely depending on the region and other factors, such as education, licensing and certifications, related skills, the experience working in the profession.




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