This certificate of achievement provides a focused course of study for students in preparation for careers in the field of architecture. Emphasis is placed on the aesthetics of architectural design work along with visualization of three-dimensional objects, and the methods and techniques to express buildings and similar objects on two-dimensional media. Concepts of sketching and perspective as well the use of color, texture, and materials are incorporated into design. Historical styles and the application of styles in design elements are also part of the curriculum. The use of computer-aided drafting (CAD)/modeling software is an integral component to the certificate, alongside traditional tools for artistic expression. Coursework involves the preparation of projects and models accomplished within a design lab environment as experienced in higher levels of architectural education and in common workplace conditions.Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
|ARCH 215 - Architectural Perspective and RenderingM||4.0|
ARCH 215 - Architectural Perspective and Rendering (4.0 units)
Prerequisite: ARCH 115
In this course, students are introduced to the theory and practical application of perspective drawing and rendering as used in architecture. Topics include one and two-point perspectives, entourage, and an introduction to rendering techniques such as markers, pastels, pencil, pen, and ink. Presentation techniques also are discussed.
|Total Semester Units:||4.0|
|ARCH 235 - Architectural Design StudioM||4.0|
ARCH 235 - Architectural Design Studio (4.0 units)
Prerequisite: ARCH 215
This course is for students pursuing an Associate in Science Degree in Architecture with the intent of transferring and continuing their study of architecture. Topics include multiple design principles, concept applications, spatial and form definition, preliminary studies, interior and exterior space planning, site orientation, styles, and materials. Student design concepts are expressed verbally and graphically using presentation drawings, isometrics and perspectives, conceptual models, renderings, and photographs. Students develop skills in a studio atmosphere dealing with existing conditions, problem solving using design criteria, codes, and environmental relationships for abstract, residential, and small commercial structures.
|ENGT 200 - Intermediate CAD Modeling for Design & ProductionM||4.0|
ENGT 200 - Intermediate CAD Modeling for Design & Production (4.0 units)
Prerequisite: ENGT 105, ENGT 150
This course is for students pursuing degrees or certificates in Architecture, Civil, or the Engineering Design Drafting Program, and for those who wish to enhance their computer aided design (CAD) skills for workplace productivity. The course is an intermediate application study in CAD, drafting, and graphics using the latest revisions of CAD software. Combined with previously learned technical drafting conventions and basic CAD operational skills, students will use CAD software to produce detailed drawings that involve models, 2D and 3D objects, data attributes, and scales. Emphasis is placed on working with multiple drawing files using external files to create mechanical, architectural, and civil projects.
|Total Semester Units:||8.0|
|ARCH 236 - Architectural Design Studio IIM||4.0|
ARCH 236 - Architectural Design Studio II (4.0 units)
Prerequisite: ARCH 235
This second-level course builds upon the foundation of the Architectural Design Studio course (ARCH 235). The course presents additional design approaches to the spatial and form definition of an architectural program; urban and site planning; and topographic, civil, and environmental issues. Architectural design proposals and projects are expressed verbally and graphically using presentation drawings, conceptual models, renderings, and photographs. Students enhance their design skills in a studio atmosphere, working to justify their design solutions.
|Total Semester Units:||4.0|
|Total Units for Architectural Theory and Design COA program||16.0|
|AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.|
|M||Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement|
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921