Architectural Drafting and Design

This degree or certificate is designed to prepare students to work in the field of architectural drafting and design. The objectives are to give students skills to create architectural designs, apply local and regional codes to their design, and select the proper construction techniques. This program differs from other design programs due to the nature of the type of structures being designed. The focus is on residential and building designs and their related construction documents. Students must complete the required courses and choose additional courses to total a minimum of 42 - 45 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate techniques to accomplish drawings utilizing different computer aided design (CAD) software; develop a portfolio of their work (this portfolio will show the students best work from different classes within the department, discuss building construction techniques, principles, and building code); demonstrate skills in the production of working drawings of residential and commercial structures; and discuss how design/drawing techniques, application of the International Building Code (IBC), building construction techniques, and other standards affect the design of their structure.

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.

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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  ARCH 101 Drafting and Basic Design 3
ARCH 101 or equivalent
ARCH 103 Descriptive Geometry 3
ARCH 101 or equivalent ARCH 105 Perspective Graphics with Introduction to Sketchup and Rhinoceros
3
ARCH 101 or equivalent ARCH 106 Building Codes 3
ARCH 102 or equivalent ARCH 120 Residential Architectural Design I 3
ARCH 120 or equivalent ARCH 125 Residential Architectural Design II 3
ARCH 102 or equivalent ARCH 130  Commercial Architectural Design I 3
ARCH 130 or equivalent ARCH 135 Commercial Architectural Design II 3

ARCH 101

 

ARCH 101

ARCH 102
or
ARCH 141
or
ARCH 250

Architectural Drafting and Design

Interior Design

Introduction to Autodesk Revit Architecture

 3
or
3
or
3

  ART 130
or
ART 150

2D Foundations

Drawing Foundations

3
or
3
  BUSAD 152
or
SPCH 101

Management Communications-Oral

Public Speaking

3
or
3
ARCH 101 or ENGR 101 or equivalent ENGR 109 Computer Aided Design AutoCAD I
3
   Select one course from the following
  T ED 140* Fundamentals of Engineering Documentation 3
ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or equivalent or Placement test   ENGL 101
Freshman English
 3
ENGL 101
 ENGL 102
Critical Thinking and Literary Analysis
3
ENGL 101
 ENGL 104
Critical Thinking and Argumentation
 3
ENGL 191 or Placement test
 ENGL 120*
 Composition and Reading
4
  Select one course from the following
 

 

MATH 101, or 120, or MATH 220B or Placement test

MATH 141 or 146 or 246B or 2 units of MATH 246 or Placement test

T ED 142*
or
MATH 100
or
MATH 101

Technical Measurements and Calculations

College Algebra

Intermediate Algebra for STEM

3
or
4
or
5
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 42-45
* Units earned for this course may not be applied toward the 60 units for graduation
ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2019 GCC Catalog 2019-2020
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.