Build Your Future in Architecture

People need places to live, work, play, learn, shop, and eat. Architects are responsible for designing these places. They work on public or private projects and design both indoor and outdoor spaces. Architects can be commissioned to design anything from a single room to an entire complex of buildings.

The Architecture Associate in Science Degree courses are designed to develop skills necessary to help facilitate transfer to a university for a Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch.). Placement is based on a portfolio review. The curriculum is also designed to prepare students for employment in the architectural profession. The program requires a minimum of 32-34 units.

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Associate of Science Degree – Architecture

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
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  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Alan Ray
Architecture Department Coordinator
714.992.7051
aray@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate in Science Degree – Architecture

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate of Science in Architecture takes 2-3 years; 2-2.5 with a degree; and 3 years for degree and certificate. Most students complete both degree and certificate.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Architect
• Architectural Project Manager
• Principal Architect
• Project Architect
• Senior Architectural Designer
• Senior Planner

Employment of architects is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Architects are expected to be needed to make plans and designs for the construction and renovation of homes, offices, retail stores, and other structures. Many school districts and universities are expected to build new facilities or renovate existing ones. In addition, demand is expected for more healthcare facilities as the baby-boomer population ages and as more people use healthcare services. Demand for architects with a knowledge of “green design,” also called sustainable design, is expected to continue. Architects should be needed to design buildings and structures that efficiently use resources, such as energy and water conservation; reduce waste and pollution; and apply environmentally friendly design, specifications, and materials.

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Alan Ray

Department Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$56,140 to

$149,910 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Architect

Senior Planner

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