Build Your Future in Architecture
People need places to live, work, play, learn, shop, and eat. Architects are responsible for designing these places. They work on public or private projects and design both indoor and outdoor spaces. Architects can be commissioned to design anything from a single room to an entire complex of buildings.
The Architecture Associate in Science Degree courses are designed to develop skills necessary to help facilitate transfer to a university for a Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch.). Placement is based on a portfolio review. The curriculum is also designed to prepare students for employment in the architectural profession. The program requires a minimum of 32-34 units.
Architectural CAD Technology
The Architectural CAD Technology Certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the architectural field as a CAD drafter. The CAD drafter prepares construction documents for the contractor. Architects and architectural drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create drawings and blueprints for buildings. Architectural drafters often specialize in designing a specific type of structure. Proficiency in the use of computers and CAD software is key to working in the field.
Architecture Mini CAD
The Architecture Mini CAD Certificate prepares students to be functional within two and three-dimensional CAD systems used in the architecture/engineering/construction industry. The student will generate drawings from existing designs, plot drawings, create electronic files and develop file management skills. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate of Science in Architecture takes 2-3 years; 2-2.5 with a degree; and 3 years for degree and certificate. Most students complete both degree and certificate.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
• Architectural Project Manager
• Principal Architect
• Project Architect
• Senior Architectural Designer
• Senior Planner
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of architects is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Architects are expected to be needed to make plans and designs for the construction and renovation of homes, offices, retail stores, and other structures. Many school districts and universities are expected to build new facilities or renovate existing ones. In addition, demand is expected for more healthcare facilities as the baby-boomer population ages and as more people use healthcare services. Demand for architects with a knowledge of “green design,” also called sustainable design, is expected to continue. Architects should be needed to design buildings and structures that efficiently use resources, such as energy and water conservation; reduce waste and pollution; and apply environmentally friendly design, specifications, and materials.
Average Salary in this Field
$149,910 Per Year
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