The Pre-Architecture Diploma is a one year program designed to prepare prospective students for an accredited, professional architecture education. The diploma will also equip the student with basic skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions.
Completion of this diploma will fulfill approximately 24 transferable credit hours of general education requirements. This will allow the student a high degree of focus on the major program area during the first two years of professional study in architecture. Additionally, the required Architectural Technology coursework will both aid the student in developing efficient work/study habits and serve as an introduction to the architecture profession.
While not ensuring acceptance into any Bachelor of Architecture program, the Pre-Architecture Diploma will provide a vehicle for talented students to display ability and excellence in college level work. It will also provide an opportunity to build an artistic portfolio which is required for acceptance to most accredited professional architecture programs.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
|First Semester (Suggested Summer Term)||Credits|
|ARC||111||Introduction to Architectural Technology||3|
|ARC||112||Materials & Methods of Construction||4|
|ARC||250||Survey of Architecture||3|
|ENG||112*||Argument Based Research||3|
|Art Elective (select from list below)||3|
|ARC||113*||Residential Arch Technology||3|
|ARC||114*||Architectural CAD (AutoCAD)||2|
|PHY||151*||College Physics I||3|
|Behavioral and Social Science Elective***||3|
|Total Hours Required||41-42|
Approved Art Electives
First Step to Enroll
Before registering, new and prospective students should contact the Program Office at 704.330.6189 or the Program Chair, Mitchell Campbell at 704.330.6548, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.