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Associate in Science degree - Architecture Design
Catalog 2012-2013

Students in the architectural design program will develop the necessary skills to analyze, modify or create architectural space and the abilities to present their ideas in graphic form using a variety of media. The program emphasizes spatial and architectural theories relating to design, architectural history, and methods of graphic composition and presentation.

The DVC architecture design major is intended for transfer. Students who intend to transfer must consult with a program advisor or counselor to ensure that the requirements for transfer to four-year institutions of their choice are met. Students who intend to transfer are advised to select General Education Option 2 (IGETC) or Option 3 (CSU GE). Option 1 (DVC General Education) is not generally advised.

To earn an associate in science degree with a major in architecture design, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher, maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and complete all graduation requirements as listed in the catalog. Many upper level architecture degree programs require specific physics, math and general education preparation. Please consult the transfer institution for required courses. Certain courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however, the units are only counted once.

Major requirements

Units

ARCHI 120

Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design

  3

ARCHI 121

Architectural Design I

  4

ARCHI 130

Architectural Graphics I

  3

ARCHI 131

Architectural Graphics II

  4

ARCHI 135

Digital Tools for Architecture I

  4

ARCHI 220

Architectural Design II

  3

ARCHI 221

Architectural Design III

  3

ARCHI 244

Architectural Practice and Working Drawings I

  3

CONST 144

Materials of Construction

  3

plus at least 3 units from:

ARCHI 105

Architectural Assembly and Fabrication

  1

ARCHI 110

Design Build Workshop

  1-2

ARCHI 136

Digital Tools For Architecture II

  4

ARCHI 156

History of World Architecture: Early Civilizations to Middle Ages

  3

ARCHI 157

History of World Architecture: Middles Ages to 18th Century

  3

ARCHI 158

History of World Architecture: 18th Century to Present

  3

ARCHI 160

History of American Architecture

  3

ARCHI 207

Environmental Control Systems

  3

Total minimum required units

33

Associate in science degree in Architecture Design (Datatel code AS.ARCHD.D)
The purpose of this program is to educate students on the study of architecture for transfer and for employment goals.

SLO#1. communicate architectural concepts using graphic conventions and representational methods.

SLO#2. demonstrate an understanding of drawing methods and graphic compositional techniques.

SLO#3. construct physical models of architectural elements and spaces.

SLO#4. demonstrate an understanding of building components, structures and systems in relation to design.

SLO#5. identify notable architects, design concepts, canonical buildings and precedents in architecture.

SLO#6. identify the historical and contemporary role of architects in the profession and related design fields.


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Associate in Science degree - Architecture Technology
Catalog 2012-2013

The DVC architecture technology degree program offers students the opportunity to earn an associate in science degree in architecture technology, which prepares students for a career as an architectural intern, draftsman or designer.  As an architecture technology student, students gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements and skills necessary for employment in an architect’s office.

Architectural interns, draftsmen or designers prepare technical and presentation drawings, draft copies of specifications and cost estimates, revise plans, trace details from various sources, operate printing machines, and assemble prints and other documents for projects.  Graduates with these skills are also employed by landscape architects, industrial designers, interior designers, and engineers.

To earn an associate in science with a major in architecture technology, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in the coursework required for the major.  Certain courses may satisfy both major and other graduation requirements; however, the units are only counted once.

Major requirements

Units

ARCHI 120

Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design

  3

ARCHI 126

Computer Aided Design and Drafting - AutoCAD

  4

ARCHI 130

Architectural Graphics I

  3

ARCHI 244

Architectural Practice and Working Drawings I

  3

CONST 124

Construction Details and Specifications

  3

CONST 135

Construction Processes (Residential)

  4

CONST 144

Materials of Construction

  3

Plus at least 6 units from:

ARCHI 131

Architectural Graphics II

  4

CONST 116

Plane Surveying

  3

CONST 181

Building Code Interpretation: Non Structural

  3

CONST 183

Title 24: Energy Conservation Codes

  3

COOP 180

Internship in Occupational Work Experience Education

  2-3

ENGIN 226

Computer Aided Drafting Design, Advanced Concepts - AutoCAD

  4

Total minimum required units

29

Associate in science degree in Architecture Technology (Datatel code AS.ARCHT.D)
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for work in architectural offices.

SLO#1. communicate architectural concepts using graphic conventions and representational methods.

SLO#2. demonstrate an understanding of drawing methods and graphic compositional techniques.

SLO#3. construct physical models of architectural elements and spaces.

SLO#4. demonstrate an understanding of building components, structures and systems in relation to design.

SLO#5. identify notable architects, design concepts, canonical buildings and precedents in architecture.

SLO#6. identify the historical and contemporary role of architects in the profession and related design fields.


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Certificate of Achievement - Architecture Technology
Catalog 2012-2013

This program offers students the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement in architecture technology, which prepares students for a career as an architectural intern, draftsman or designer.  As an architecture technology student, students gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements and skills necessary for employment in an architect's office.

Architectural interns, draftsmen or designers prepare technical and presentation drawings, draft copies of specifications and cost estimates, revise plans, trace details from various sources, operate printing machines, and assemble prints and other documents for projects.  Graduates with these skills are also employed by landscape architects, industrial designers, and engineers.

To earn a certificate of achievement, students must complete each course used to meet a certificate requirement with a "C" grade or higher.  Required courses are available in the day, and some are also offered in the evening.

Required courses

Units

ARCHI 120

Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design

  3

ARCHI 126

Computer Aided Design and Drafting - AutoCAD

  4

ARCHI 130

Architectural Graphics I

  3

ARCHI 244

Architectural Practice and Working Drawings I

  3

CONST 124

Construction Details and Specifications

  3

CONST 135

Construction Processes (Residential)

  4

CONST 144

Materials of Construction

  3

Plus at least 6 units from:

ARCHI 131

Architectural Graphics II

  4

CONST 116

Plane Surveying

  3

CONST 181

Building Code Interpretation: Non Structural

  3

CONST 183

Title 24: Energy Conservation Codes

  3

COOP 180

Internship in Occupational Work Experience Education

  2-3

ENGIN 226

Computer Aided Drafting Design, Advanced Concepts - AutoCAD

  4

Total minimum required units

29

Certificate of achievement in Architecture Technology (Datatel code CA.ARCHI.D)
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for work in architectural offices.

SLO#1. communicate architectural concepts using graphic conventions and representational methods.

SLO#2. demonstrate an understanding of drawing methods and graphic compositional techniques.

SLO#3. construct physical models of architectural elements and spaces.

SLO#4. demonstrate an understanding of building components, structures and systems in relation to design.

SLO#5. identify notable architects, design concepts, canonical buildings and precedents in architecture.

SLO#6. identify the historical and contemporary role of architects in the profession and related design fields.


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