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Architecture Program

2017-2018

Description

The Architecture Program is designed for those who desire employment in architects’ or engineers’ offices or who plan to enter a college of architecture or engineering. Emphasis is placed on the office practices, procedures, principles and ethics of these professions. Students planning to transfer to a school of architecture should consult with architectural counselors to select acceptable transfer courses.

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 40*
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.

program learning outcomes

Students who complete the Architecture Program will be able to:

  • Critical Thinking:
    • Think independently, creatively, logically and critically in a problem/project based curriculum that requires applying complex problem-solving methods.
    • Resolve programmatic, spatial, social, political, engineering and sustainable design issues while developing rational, personal, creative and individual problem and design solutions.
  • Communication:
    • Write about, speak about, and/or graphically articulate solutions to design problems and the processes of arriving at these solutions to faculty, visiting critics, and fellow students.
    • Respond appropriately in a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, a combination of written assignments and analysis, programmatic issues, design projects, non-digital and digital assignments, written tests and quizzes.
  • Professional and Ethical Behavior:
    • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
    • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness.
    • Develop cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills while participating in team projects, roleplaying, and workplace scenarios.
  • Global Consciousness:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of global issues and an awareness of global, national and local concerns from multiple perspectives.
    • Develop an awareness, respect and appreciation for the diversity of individuals through the evaluation and integration of programmatic issues, design issues, historical issues, and political, cultural and social perspectives that are international in scope, including issues of diversity, equity, sustainability and environmental sensitivity.
  • Information and Technological Literacy:
    • Gather, analyze, evaluate and disseminate information using multiple means of expression including, but not limited to written assignments and analysis, design projects, non-digital and digital assignments and presentation techniques.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of current technology through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and software including, but not limited to, computers, scanners, plotters, printers, copiers, digital projectors, laser engravers and 3D model making technologies including current editions of software utilized in the profession.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

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.