Academic Catalogs

Design/Build, Certificate of Achievement

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_ATDB
Control Number: 31516

The Design/Build specialization certificate prepares students to design, develop, and construct small, sustainable projects.

Program Outcome

  1. Design, develop, and construct small, sustainable projects.

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.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ARCH A105Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 12
ARCH A155BIM 1 for Architecture2
ARCH A202Design/Build 2 for Architecture4
ARCH A203Design/Build 3 Architecture4
CNST A116Furniture Making and Design3-4
or CNST A165 Construction Safety/CAL OSHA
Total Units15-16