Architecture Program

 

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Architecture Program

2018-2019

Description

The Architecture Program at Mesa College has two main focuses: transfer to university Architecture programs and preparation for direct employment in architecture or a related design office.  Because employment in the architectural profession has become increasingly selective, often requiring a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Architecture or a Bachelors of Architecture for entry-level positions, the Mesa College program is focused primarily on transferring qualified students to university programs offering those degrees.  Understanding the architect’s important role in protecting the environment is paramount.  The integration of sustainable design principles within a project’s overall solution continues to be a natural extension of the holistic, collaborative design approach which is the foundation of Mesa College’s architecture curriculum.

Gainful Employment Information

University Track Option

Woodbury University is a fully accredited private university with a satellite campus in San Diego. Students who maintain a 3.0 average in all San Diego Mesa College architecture design studies qualify for transfer to Woodbury’s third year design studio (Design Studio 5) with portfolio review.

Program Goals

The program is designed for students wishing to transfer to university programs in architecture and landscape architecture leading to B.A.Arch. and M.A.Arch. degrees and for students seeking employment in professional design offices.

Award Type Units
Associate of Science Degree:
Architecture Technician 25*
Architecture Design 41*
Construction Management 30*
Architecture: University Track 35*

* and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Career Options

Students seeking licensure as architects can transfer to university programs in architecture, and/or seek employment in architecture and landscape architecture offices.

Associate of Science Degree

Architecture Technician

Courses Required for the Major:
Units
ARCH 100 Architectural Drafting 2
ARCH 101 ArchiCAD 3
ARCH 104 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design 2
ARCH 107 Revit 3
ARCH 112 AutoCAD 4
ARCH 115 Architectural Model Making 2
ARCH 130 Materials of Construction 3
ARCH 141 Architectural Construction Documents 4
ARCH 251 Site Design, Topography and Grading 3
Total Units = 25

Architecture Design

Courses Required for the Major:
Units
ARCH 100 Architectural Drafting 2
ARCH 104 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design 2
ARCH 126 History of Ancient World Architecture or
ARCH 127 History of World Architecture: Renaissance Through Contemporary 3
ARCH 170 Architectural Design 4
ARCH 172 Architectural Design II 4
ARCH 173 Environmental Design: Urban and Community Site Design 4
ARCH 175 Advanced Architectural Design I 5
ARCH 180A Advanced Architectural Design IIA 5
ARCH 220 Graphic Design Communication II 2
ARCH 221 Graphic Design Communication III 2
ARCH 226 Architectural Theory 3
ARCH 231 Sustainability in the Built Environment 4
Total Units = 40

Construction Management

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ARCH 100 Architectural Drafting 2
ARCH 112 AutoCAD 4
ARCH 130 Materials of Construction 3
ARCH 141 Architectural Construction Documents 4
ARCH 205 Estimating 3
BLDC 68 Electrical, Plumbing and
Mechanical Codes
3
BLDC 70 Building Codes and Zoning 3
BLDC 75 Construction Management I 3
BLDC 80 Construction Project Management
and Scheduling
3
BLDC 95 Building Contractor’s License Law 3
Total Units = 30

Architecture: University Track

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ARCH 101 Introduction to ArchiCAD 3
ARCH 126 History of Ancient World Architecture 3
ARCH 127 History of World Arch: Romanesque Through Contemporary 3
ARCH 130 Materials of Construction 3
ARCH 170 Architectural Design 4
ARCH 172 Architectural Design II 4
ARCH 175 Advanced Architectural Design I 5
ARCH 180A Advanced Architectural Design IIA 5
ARCH 220 Graphic Design Communication I 2
ARCH 226 Architectural Theory 3
Total Units = 35

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.


Program Learning Outcomes