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Architecture 50
Special Topics in Architecture

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course
 

This course is designed to explore topics in Architecture more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

 

Architecture 96abcd
Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or
volunteer work in a position related to the
student’s major or career goal by the second
week of the semester. Completion of or current
enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Architecture field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career

 

Architecture 99abc
Cooperative Work Experience Education

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Architecture with a minimum grade of B in
each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply


This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Architecture not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with instructor are coordinated with assigned Architecture projects (60 hours per unit).

 

Architecture 100 Green class
An Orientation to Architecture

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 2R
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU


This course is an orientation to architecture for the beginning student. The student will learn how architecture is created and understood as well as how it shapes the social and urban environment. Opportunities for further education and career options will be discussed.

 

Architecture 104
History of Western Architecture

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 2R
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*


In this course students are introduced to the architecture of both ancient and recent cultures. Buildings from antiquity to the present day will be studied, analyzed, and interpreted in terms of their religious, social, and political context. Particular emphasis will be placed on the process and sources of design and the purposes and types of buildings.

 

Architecture 120abcd (formerly 120)
Computer Aided Architectural Drafting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Architecture 150A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course in the study of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) with regard to Architecture. Students will produce working drawings using AutoCAD Architectural Desktop Software.

 

Architecture 121abcd
Advanced Architectural AutoCAD

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Architecture 120abcd
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an advanced course in computer aided design using the AutoCAD Architectural Desktop software. Students will create three dimensional massing models of buildings, and learn how to insert various library elements into drawings to create construction documents. Camera angles to form perspectives as well as animated videos of modeled buildings will be covered.

 

Architecture 125abcd Green class
Three-Dimensional Architectural Computer Aided Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Architecture 120abcd with a
minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an advanced class in the study of three-dimensional (3-D) computer aided design for Architecture. The course will use AutoCAD Architectural Desktop and 3D Studio as the primary software to teach how to model, surface, light and animate the design of a building and its surrounding environmental context.

 

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Architecture 150A Green class
Architectural Drafting I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab to be arranged
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an introduction to drafting plot plans, floor plans, foundation plans, building sections and elevations. The students will be able to identify commonly used lines, symbols and learn how to draft a basic set of working drawings. They will also have exposure to the Uniform Building Code and begin to understand city zoning ordinances and codes.

  

Architecture 150B Green class
Architectural Drafting II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab to be arranged
Prerequisite: Architecture 150A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: concurrent enrollment in one semester of Architecture 120abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an advanced level drafting class covering residential buildings. The student will develop working drawings for a two story residence on a low sloping site. Instruction will stress the construction process, structural detailing and uniform building code requirements for residential Type V construction.

  

Architecture 158
Structures Analysis - Timber

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students are introduced to the analysis of structural components in residential buildings. Topics covered include vertical and horizontal loadings, shear and moment diagrams, wood, laminated wood and steel beams, wood and steel columns, foundation sizing, and lateral bracing systems.

 

Architecture 170 (formerly 151A)
Architectural Graphic Techniques

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab to be arranged
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introductory course acquaints the student with the range of graphic tools which are available for conveying architectural ideas. Various graphic conventions and techniques will be presented and the rationale behind their use explained.

 

Architecture 171 (formerly 151B)
Architectural Three-Dimensional Illustration
 

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab to be arranged
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course in three-dimensional pictorial drawing that covers one, two and three point perspective. The most popular methods of construction will be used in producing these drawings. Special attention is given to short-cut methods used by professionals. The use of shade and shadow, reflections and mirror images will also be covered.

 

Architecture 172 (formerly 151C)
Architectural Color Rendering Techniques

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab to be arranged
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of the application of the techniques architectural illustrators use to render architectural presentation drawings. The course is taught primarily using design marker and color pencil medium.

 

Architecture 180abcd (formerly 180) Green class
Design/Build Studio

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: Architecture 150A or
Construction Technology 100 or
Construction Technology 110 with a minimum
grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course introduces the architectural student to the building design and construction process. Team collaboration will be stressed from the generation of the building design through the fabrication of the structure. Scheduling, budgeting and financing of construction projects will also be covered.

 

Architecture 199abcd (formerly 199ab) Green class
Architectural Design Studio

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab to be arranged
Prerequisite: Architecture 150B, 170 and
171 with a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite
course
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

In this course, students learn how to balance the design con-straints that architects face when solving architectural problems. Students will design and compose two and three dimensional drawings as well as build models to demonstrate their solutions. This course is repeatable; projects will increase in size and scope each time the student takes the course.

*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed is four units.

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*Some UC transferable courses have credit limitations. For details, see a counselor, the Transfer Center advisor, or the articulation officer.

2010-2011 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program

2010-2011 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program (Compton)

 Last Published 3/27/15