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Residential Architecture Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 17.5
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2010


The Residential Architecture Skills Certificate introduces students to the world of architecture and prepares them with knowledge and basic skills that enable them to function effectively in the architecture field. The program includes an overview of the architectural design process and the construction industry, a focus on a variety of design topics, the production of residential working drawings using AutoCAD, architectural perspective drawing, elements of an architectural project, and development of construction-related writing and graphic representation skills.

Students who complete the Residential Architecture Skills Certificate can expect to find employment in an architect's office:

  • performing fundamental drafting jobs
  • preparing documents for reproduction
  • reproducing original drawings
  • communicating with members of the office team
  • delivering documents to project consultants and the building department
Or related industry employment such as:
  • document reproduction bureaus
  • sales of construction materials
  • performing fundamental drafting jobs for others

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Residential Architecture Certificate program are:

  • Complete 17.5 units from
    • Residential Architecture Requirements

Residential Architecture Requirements - complete 17.50 units
APTECH 57Advanced AutoCAD3.00
APTECH 59Architectural CAD Basics2.00
APTECH 90BQuantitative Reasoning in Applied Technology4.00
ARCH 56Introduction to Architectural Drafting1.50
ARCH 70AArchitectural Process1.00
ARCH 181Residential Infrastructure1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2010

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Spring 2012

Previous Versions:

Residential Architecture - effective Summer 2007
Architecture Technician - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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