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Architectural Design 1, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_ARCD
Control Number: 03955

Complete the Architectural Design 1 Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

This certificate may be completed with no required textbook costs. All required courses will have at least one section each semester that has either an online textbook provided to you free of charge or no required textbook. Most of the restricted electives are also textbook cost free. You may be required to purchase other course supplies for these classes. You may also choose to purchase a print copy of any of these texts if you wish.

Program Outcome

  1. An entry-level professional position at an architectural or related design office.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ARCH A105 Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 1 2
ARCH A110 Introduction to Architecture 2
ARCH A155 BIM 1 for Architecture 2
Semester 2
ARCH A115 Architectural Design and Theory 1 4
ARCH A180 Architectural Construction Documents 4
ARCH A205 Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 2 3
Architectural Design Restricted Elective(s) ARCH (see list) 2
 Total Units19

Architectural Design 1 Restricted Electives

No course may be applied to more than one Architectural Design award.

Course Title Units
ARCH A101Introduction to Environmental Sustainability1
ARCH A104Introduction to FrameCAD Steel Framing1
ARCH A107Tiny House Design1
ARCH A121FrameCAD Studio 12
ARCH A122FrameCAD Studio 22
ARCH A150CAD 2-D for Architecture 12
ARCH A156BIM 2 for Architecture2
ARCH A1603-D Modeling: SketchUp 12
ARCH A1623-D Modeling: Rhino 12
ARCH A165Presentation Graphics2
ARCH A167Presentation Video 11
ARCH A170Introduction to Design Fabrication1
ARCH A171Design Fabrication 12
ARCH A172Design Fabrication 22
ARCH A201Design/Build 1 for Architecture2
ARCH A241FrameCAD Workshop 12
ARCH A242FrameCAD Workshop 22
ARCH A243FrameCAD Workshop 32
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 19
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Total Degree Units 60