Architectural Drafting, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Architectural Drafting Associate in Science Degree, the student will have acquired skills, knowledge, and training for employment in the field of architecture. Acquired skills will include professional presentation with two and three dimensional graphics, conceptual evaluation and analysis related to basic design theory, and the ability to analyze and implement building codes and develop technical construction drawings and documentation for common architectural problems. In addition, the student will acquire skills leading to entry into other related trades where plan reading and preparation is required. Many of the courses lead to transfer to university level architecture programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will have acquired skills in manual, and computer driven, presentation of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional architectural structures, with emphasis on presentation graphics, basic design theory, codes analysis and construction documentation.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Core Requirements

Complete 37 units

ARCH 001

Basic Architectural Drafting


ARCH 005

Architectural Detailing


ARCH 006

Digital Tools for Architecture


ARCH 008

Materials of Construction


ARCH 010

Computer-Aided Drafting for Architecture


ARCH 014

Advanced Architectural Practice


ARCH 020

Architectural Design and Drawing I


ARCH 021

Architectural Design and Drawing II


ARCH 078

Building Codes


CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science


CSA 020

MS Word, Excel, and Access


CSW 039



Minimum Major Units Required: 37

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 61