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Architectural Design 1, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_ARCD
Control Number: 22369

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.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  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 his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
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. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

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