AS Degree - Major in Architectural Drafting

Applied Science & Technology Division

Upon successful completion of the Architectural Drafting degree program, the student demonstrates entry-level skills and training for employment in the drafting and construction industry as a manual or computer-aided drafter in architectural and building design offices, as well as developer and building contractor offices, energy consultants, and other related sub-trades where plan reading and preparation is required; employment in building and planning departments as plan checkers, code enforcement officers, and other related positions such as estimating and construction scheduling; positions as sales representatives for materials suppliers within the construction industry; ability to work with various mediums and professional methods for transferring creative ideas into two and three-dimensional representations of architectural structures, both manually and computer generated; and the student completes lower division courses required for transfer to Bachelor's Degree programs in Architecture as well as all general electives required in earning an Associate in Science Degree. At completion of the Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting, students will have demonstrated ability in plan reading and technical preparation of construction documents.

Total Units Required: 61
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
ARCH 1 Basic Architectural Drafting 3
ARCH 8 Materials of Construction 3
CS 11 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3
ENG 1A Written Communications 3
ARCH 20 Architectural Design and Drawing I 3.5

Second Semester
ARCH 12 Computer Aided Drafting 3
ARCH 21 Architectural Design and Drawing II 3.5
MATH 82 Intermediate Algebra 4
COM ST 1A Fundamentals of Speech 3

Third Semester
E TECH 22 Three Dimensional Modeling 3
ARCH 2 Architectural Practice: Working Drawings 4.5
ARCH 22 Architectural Design and Drawing III 3.5
GE CHOICE* Natural Science Course 3-5
GE CHOICE* Social Science, Group A, Course 3

Fourth Semester
ARCH 5 Architectural Detailing 4.5
ARCH 6 Color and Design 3
CONST 78 Uniform Building Code 2
GE CHOICE* Social Science, Group B, Course 3
GE CHOICE* Humanities Course 3-5


Courses must be selected from the appropriate area of the

General Education requirements for the Associate degree.

A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.