Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH 001  Intro To Architectural Professions Units: 3

This course provides students with an overview of professional occupations in Architecture, Construction Management, Building Inspection Technology, City and Regional Planning, Architectural Engineering and Landscape Architecture.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 002  Materials Of Construction Units: 4

This course is an introduction to construction materials and processes. Lab demonstrations in construction techniques and field trips to construction sites will be utilized to assist students' understanding of construction principles and practices. Emphasis on the selection of materials in a design context will help develop students' spatial and three dimensional skills.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 003A  Architectural Practice I Units: 3

This is an introductory course in wood construction methods and processes. It focuses on the use of drafting tools, office equipment and references to assist in selection and drawing of architectural details, including foundation, floors, walls and roofs.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DRA-001
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 003B  Architectural Practice II Units: 3

This is an advanced drafting course and a continuation of the content and issues introduced in ARCH-003A which includes the development of site plan, floor plans, exterior elevations, roof plan, sections and architectural details. In addition, this course also incorporates a comprehensive study of the development of construction documents.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH-003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 005A  Introduction To Drawing & Perspective Units: 3

This course is the first in a series of two graphics courses. It is an introduction to basic techniques used for graphic communication in the design profession. It includes the study of orthographic and isometric projections, mechanical and freehand perspectives, shading, shadows and reflection. Students begin the process of compiling work to implement into a comprehensive portfolio.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DRA-001
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 005B  Architectural Delineation Units: 3

This course is a continuation of ARCH-005A. It focuses on drawing and sketching as a communication tool in the field of environmental design. Student development of basic skills in architectural illustration and proper use of various drawing media are emphasized. Students finalize the design portfolio in preparation for employment or for admission to a transfer institution.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH-005A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 008  Architectural Design Fundamentals I Units: 3

This course is an introductory study of design problems in three dimensions. The concept of space, form, structure, color and materials are studied in addition to the universal principles common to all design disciplines. This course focuses on the analysis of design techniques, and exercises to develop students' skills.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: DRA-001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 009  Architectural Design Fundamentals II Units: 3

This is the second in a three-semester sequence of design courses. This course is a case-study application of design theories of the 20th Century and their impact on contemporary spatial and conceptual ideas permeating architecture, art and the environment.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH-008
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 010  Environmental Control Systems Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the physical relationships between people and their environment. It includes a study of the physical phenomena of heat, light, and sound. This course also examines the climatological relationship between vernacular building solutions and the natural conditioning systems of architecture.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH-002
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 011  Architectural Blueprint Reading Units: 3

This course is a study of basic information for reading blueprints and construction drawings. It is designed for those who must assimilate information found in working drawings and specifications.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: DRA-001 and ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 014  History Of Architecture I Units: 3

This is an introductory course in the history of architecture. It examines Western ideals from the beginning of time to Classical Greece and Rome. The course covers architecture from the birth of Christianity and the Age of Reason, through the discovery of the New Worlds and periods of transition to Modernism and Post-Modernism, to the present.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: None

ARCH 017  Architectural Design Fundamentals III Units: 3

This is the final course in a three-semester design series. It focuses on the application of both theoretical and environmental issues involved in the Student Design Competitions. Students study site and environmental issues and architectural programming as design stimulus.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH-009 and ARCH-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 095A  Architecture Work Experience Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Architecture.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None