Architecture Courses
ARCH 12 - Construction Materials and Methods
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe major structural systems using wood, steel, masonry, and concrete.
  2. Identify and evaluate various interior and exterior finish systems.
  3. Identify and explain the behavior, appearance, and use of building materials.
  4. Understand how building materials are categorized by building industries.


ARCH 14 - California Architecture and Urban Design
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Compare the major architectural styles from the Classic to the Postmodern, as they relate to California
  2. Describe planning fundamentals and how they affect architecture and city design.
  3. Identify the work and design principles of Californias leading architects and urban designers.


ARCH 16 - People and Environmental Design
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate basic landscape design principles and theories.
  2. Develop basic technical knowledge about landscapes.
  3. Develop collaborative skills through group problem solving.


ARCH 2A - Architectural Graphics in Drawing and Sketching
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Design and communicate solutions to introductory environmental design problems through a variety of media for presentation.
  2. Develop architectural and freehand drawing skills
  3. Utilize orthographic, axonometric, oblique, and linear perspective to present existing and imagined form.


ARCH 2B - Architectural Graphics in Color Rendering
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1.  Design and communicate solutions to introductory environmental design problems through a variety of media for presentation.
  2. Further design, organize, and communicate solutions to environmental design problems through a variety of media for presentation.
  3. Further develop architectural and freehand drawing skills


ARCH 33 - Digital Communication in Modeling
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create and modify objects by using 3-D software tools.
  2. Define and apply surface styles that appropriately represent materials.
  3. Demonstrate the range of ways that 3-D software can be used in architectural design and presentations.
  4. Specify views that communicate the form and spatial qualities.


ARCH 4A - Architectural Drafting Principles I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify fundamental elements of residential structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing system and their application in construction documents.
  2. Identify reprographic options and system in computer-aided drafting standards as prescribed by the AIA (American Institute of architects)
  3. Incorporate basic Uniform building Code requirements to residential construction drawings.
  4. Use industry conventions to complete working drawings for a residential wood frame structure.


ARCH 4B - Architectural Drafting Principles II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate ability to use Uniform building Code to non-residential projects.
  2. Identify and execute critical details for non-residential buildings.
  3. Use computer-aided drafting and internet resources for compiling non-residential construction documents
  4. Use industry conventions to complete working drawings for small masonry, steel, concrete, and wood frame construction.


ARCH 68 - Digital Tools for Design and Visual Communication
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify hardware uses and limitations appropriate to Computer-Aided Design Drafting.
  2. Select appropriate scale in multiple views and plots.
  3. Construct drawings using Digital software software and justify external reference files and images to drawings.
  4. Focus on AIA (American Institute of Architects) Standard Layer System.
  5. Select appropriate scale in multiple views and plots.


ARCH 80 - Architectural Education and Practice
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Apply and refine skills learned in the classroom to an architecture firm where those skills may be demonstrated.
  2. Apply educational ability, level of maturity, personality, behavior, attitudes toward a job, interpersonal relationships, and identify areas where changes may be required.
  3. Develop understanding of career opportunities, job requirements, employer expectations, and promotional requirements in an architecture company setting.
  4. Demonstrate enhanced management skills through the establishment and achievement of learning and performance goals related to architecture occupations.


ARCH 8A - Fundamentals of Architectural Design I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Express proposed design concepts graphically, with study models, and verbally.
  2. Incorporate theory, fundamental principles and techniques to design.
  3. Manipulate and apply digital images, illustrations and 3-dimensional models to the process of architectural design.
  4. Use two and three dimensional composition drawings and design elements to solve given architectural problems.


ARCH 8B - Fundamentals of Architectural Design II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Apply knowledge of structural potential and limitations as a design factor.
  2. Identify site factors, cultural values and anthropometric needs of occupants in architectural design.
  3. Manipulate architectural elements to define form and space that support the communication of intended meanings and concepts.
  4. Use both traditional and digital graphic and model building techniques to study design strategies.