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Architectural Design 1, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_ARCD

Control Number: 22369

Financial Aid Eligible

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

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

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ARCH A105Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 12
ARCH A110Introduction to Architecture2
ARCH A115Architectural Design and Theory 14
ARCH A155BIM 1 for Architecture2
ARCH A180Architectural Construction Documents4
ARCH A205Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 23
Architectural Design Restricted Electives select 2 units2
No course may be applied to more than one Architectural Design award.
Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
Introduction to FrameCAD Steel Framing
Tiny House Design
FrameCAD Studio 1
FrameCAD Studio 2
CAD 2-D for Architecture 1
BIM 2 for Architecture
3-D Modeling: SketchUp 1
3-D Modeling: Rhino 1
Presentation Graphics
Presentation Video 1
Introduction to Design Fabrication
Design Fabrication 1
Design Fabrication 2
Design/Build 1 for Architecture
FrameCAD Workshop 1
FrameCAD Workshop 2
FrameCAD Workshop 3
Total Units19

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

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
 Total Units19