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Program Description

Architecture is the creative act of designing living and working environments that satisfies the social, economic, technical, and aesthetic requirements of man. Architecture involves understanding a diversity of subject matter including math, physics, design, engineering, visual art, architectural history, social sciences, and humanities.

The Architecture Program follows the educational paradigm of "learn by doing". Using problem – solving scenarios in a collaborative environment the students are encouraged to explore and develop their own creativity through interaction with faculty and other students. With the design studio, the Architecture Program provides the student with the creative problem solving skills and critical thinking processes necessary to successfully complete a professional upper division Bachelor of Architecture degree. With, our technical courses, the Architecture Program also provides the student with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as technicians in environmental design professions such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and environmental research. Other career options that graduates have entered include construction contracting and management, CAD specialist in environmental research and architectural engineering, and interior design. Students completing the Architecture Program normally transfer to upper division colleges and universities including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, University of Southern California, Woodbury University, and New School of Art and Architecture. Our Program maintains articulation agreements with Cal Poly, Woodbury, and New School allowing the student to enter their respective programs at the third year level.

The student can achieve an Associate in Science Degree by completing the courses listed in the Catalog and completing the General Education requirements as listed in the catalog. Two Certificates of Achievement, Basic and Advanced can be obtained by completing the courses listed within the Architecture Major as indicated in the Catalog.