Architectural Design Certificate

(formerly Architectural Studies)

Curriculum ARC.STD CERT (C448X)

The Architectural Design Certificate provides students with the group of classes that focus on becoming a creative thinker and designer in the architecture industry. These classes are the core of most architectural curriculum at four-year colleges and university and the certificate will prepare you for transfer.


At the successful completion of the Architecture Design Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • utilize state of the art equipment as it applies to design and construction;
  • identify how global environmental issues impact the construction field;
  • create a rational design solution which incorporates programmatic, spatial, political and sustainable issues;
  • apply the history of architecture and aesthetics to design solutions; and
  • communicate design solutions clearly through verbal, 2-D and 3-D representations.

Semester One

ARC 104Introduction to Architecture

3 credits

ARC 170 #Design I

4 credits

ARC 189AutoCAD & 3D Computer Modeling

3 credits

ARC 210 #History of Architecture I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Two

ARC 171 #Design II

4 credits

ARC 187 #Architectural Drawings & Models

3 credits

ARC 214 #History of Architecture II

3 credits

ARC 272 #Design III

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 28

See ARC course descriptions.

Coordinator: Frances Figg, Ext. 3129; email:

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