Architecture is the art and science of designing and engineering large structures and buildings. Learn to prepare plans for the building construction industry use the latest methods of producing drawings for a variety of business applications. Prepare for a career with an architectural office, design or development firm, or as a general contractor or truss manufacturer, among other options.
Once You Complete the Program
Architectural design graduates apply drafting and CAD techniques at architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, building supply companies and government agencies. Students may further their education with a Bachelor’s Degree and later seek gainful employment in any one of many career paths, from construction and engineering to design and theatre. Possible jobs include licensed architect, urban planner, civil engineer, mechanical engineer, set designer or surveyor.
Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Architecture
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
Architecture Design and Construction Technology A.S.
Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC.