Architecture

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts degree in Architecture is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical architecture program at a four-year college or university. It provides the knowledge and skill set to work at an architecture firm for the students only desiring an associate’s degree.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
Architecture 3

Area of concentration - select from

ARCH 1303* Architectural Design I

ARCH 1307*Architectural Graphics I

ARCH 1304* Architectural Design II

ARCH 1308* Architectural Graphics II

Restricted Elective 3

Select from:

ARCH 1311*Introduction to Architecture

ARCH 1315 Architectural Computer Graphics

ARCH 2312*Architectural Technology I

ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area.
MATH 1324 - Math for Business & Social Sciences 3 Or select a course from the Mathematics core area. Students who wish to transfer to the TAMU Architecture/Environmental Design program should take MATH 1324.
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 Or select a course from the Component Area Option core area.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
Architecture 3

Area of concentration - select from:

ARCH 1303* Architectural Design I

ARCH 1307* Architectural Graphics I

ARCH 1304* Architectural Design II

ARCH 1308* Architectural Graphics II

Restricted Elective 3

Select from:

ARCH 1301* Architectural History I

ARCH 1302* Architectural History II

PHYS 1401 - College Physics I 4 Or select from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. The science courses should include at least two in one discipline, with at least 8 hours of science. Many transfer universities require 8 hours of sequential science from the same discipline, for example General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. Students who wish to transfer to the TAMU Architecture/Environmental Design program should take PHYS 1401 - College Physics 1.
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area.
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3 Select from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
Architecture 3

Area of concentration -select from:

ARCH 1303* Architectural Design I

ARCH 1307* Architectural Graphics I

ARCH 1304* Architectural Design II

ARCH 1308* Architectural Graphics II

Life and Physical Sciences 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. The science courses should include at least two in one discipline, with at least 8 hours of science. Many transfer universities require 8 hours of sequential science from the same discipline, for example General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select a course from the American History core area.
PHED 1164 - Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1 Or select a course from the Component Area Option core area.
14 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
Architecture 3

Area of concentration -select from:

ARCH 1303* Architectural Design I

ARCH 1307* Architectural Graphics I

ARCH 1304* Architectural Design II

ARCH 1308* Architectural Graphics II

Creative Arts 3

Select from:

ARCH 1301* - Architectural History I

ARCH 1302* Architectural History II

GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History core area.
PSYC 2301 - Intro to Psychology 3 Or select a different course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences core area.
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Arts degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

Marketable Skills

Transfer Information

This Architecture degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

*An asterisk (*) indicates a Field of Study course.  “A Field of Study (FOS) is a selection of lower-division courses that are guaranteed by state law to transfer and apply to a degree program.” Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:  http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information/

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