The architecture program prepares students for transfer or for employment in the field. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will gain proficiency in manual and computer aided drafting (CAD) fundamentals, three-dimensional drawing, model making, and structural analysis of buildings. Students will learn to interpret the Uniform Building Code and local planning and zoning ordinances. Competencies will be assessed in accordance with the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) certification criteria. Students completing the program may expect to enter industry as an entry-level CAD draftsperson in an architecture firm or transfer to a university architecture program.
At least 50 percent of the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree must be completed at El Camino College.
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.