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Architecture, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_ARCH
Control Number: 14409

The Architecture Associate in Science degree provides courses to help develop students understanding of the concepts, skills and competencies necessary for further study in the field. The program prepares students in the areas of critical thinking, design, and visual communication. Students who are interested in transfer to a university professional program in Architecture and/or related Environmental Design should contact an OCC counselor for assistance in additional course preparation.

Program Outcome

  1. Student will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, design, and visual communication as related to architecture.

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.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
ARCH A105Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 12
ARCH A110Introduction to Architecture2
or ARCH A110H Introduction to Architecture Honors
ARCH A115Architectural Design and Theory 14
ARCH A205Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 23
ARCH A215Architectural Drawing and Design Theory 24
Core Courses Subtotal15
Restricted Electives
Select at minimum of three units of the following:3
Architectural Construction Documents
Environmental Design Systems
Building Materials and Systems
Architectural Design and Theory 3
History of Architecture 1
History of Architecture 1 Honors
History of Architecture 2
History of Architecture 2 Honors
Restricted Electives Subtotal3
Minimum Program Major Units18
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3Varies
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60