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Architectural Design 2, Certificate of Achievement

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Banner Code: 1_CT_ARDD
Control Number: 22370

The 2nd year Certificate of Achievement in Architectural Design 2 prepares students in the areas of critical thinking, design, and visual communication for successful transfer to a university professional program in Architecture and/or related Environmental Design or for a junior/intermediate level drafting/design position at an architectural or related firm.

Program Outcomes

  1. Critical thinking, design, and visual communication for successful transfer to a university professional program in Architecture and/or related Environmental Design.
  2. A junior/intermediate level drafting/design position at an architectural or related firm.

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.  

Required Prerequisites

Architectural Design 1 Certificate of Achievement

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
 Units6
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
 Units13
 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

Prerequisite Subtotal 19 units

Architectural Design 2 Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
ARCH A185 Environmental Design Systems 4
ARCH A215 Architectural Drawing and Design Theory 2 4
Architectural Design Restricted Elective(s) ARCH (see list) 2
 Units10
Spring
ARCH A220 Building Materials and Systems 4
ARCH A230 Architectural Design and Theory 3 5
Architectural Design Restricted Elective(s) ARCH (see list) 2
 Units11
 Total Units21

Total Units 40

Architectural Design 2 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