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Architecture graduates assist architects and others in preparing design and working drawings, specifications, as-built drawings and much more. Many also work for builders and contractors, land developers, remodelers, facility and property managers, and with building product manufacturers and retailers. Historically, the central Ohio market for architecture graduates has been very strong and improvements in the economy and in construction are being reflected in the architectural field.

Columbus State’s Associate Degree program in Architecture involves manual and CAD drafting, Building Information Modeling, detailing, product selection and specification, design, the study of architectural history, code evaluation and other skills used daily in the occupation. Students in the program share common courses in materials, structures, blueprint reading and other programs in the Construction Sciences and Engineering Technology Department. This provides architecture students with a strong foundation of technical skills and a sense of the teamwork required in the construction industry.

The Architecture program provides students with a solid educational background in communication skills, math, computer literacy, arts/humanities, natural/physical sciences, and social/behavioral sciences.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Architecture, the graduate will be able to:

  • Use traditional manual drafting and drawing methods to express relevant ideas graphically, including orthographic projection, one-point and two-point perspective, isometric and axonometric drawing generation.
  • Use current CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and 3D modeling software to prepare architectural drawings and other applicable graphics.
  • Understand, interpret, organize, and generate architectural drawings.
  • Understand and be familiar with the relationship and coordination implications between architectural and engineering drawings (site, structural, electrical, lighting, mechanical and plumbing).
  • Research materials, consult with industry experts, and use CSI (Construction Specification Institute) standards relevant to the preparation of architectural drawings and specifications.
  • Use applicable building and zoning codes relevant to the preparation of architectural drawings and specifications.
  • Understand the basic principles of detailing building structures utilizing wood, steel, and concrete manuals and handbooks.
  • Understand and be familiar with project coordination, total project development, and professional practice.
  • Understand and be familiar with the basic principles and materials of sustainable architecture, the primary organizations that are promoting and encouraging sustainability in architecture, and LEED standards and scoring.
  • Understand and demonstrate an ability to work with the building design process as a problem solving approach to devise a building to meet client needs.

3D Visualization Certificate

This post-associate certificate program will provide students with advanced coursework in 3D modeling, rendering and animation. Current modeling software such as Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya will be used in the courses.

This certificate is geared towards professionals and students with prior experience in architecture, interior design, graphic design, or other related fields. Prerequisites for entering this certificate program: associate degree or higher in a related field of study, completion of 50 or more credit hours within a related field of study, or permission from a faculty member.

Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

Over the past couple of decades CAD drafting has become a necessary tool for architects, engineers and other related professions. The courses in this certificate will provide students with training in the two most popular CAD programs in use today, AutoCAD and MicroStation. Upon completion of these courses, the student will have a functional understanding of how to use each program.

However, it should be emphasized that if the student wishes to have a greater understanding of architecture or engineering, additional coursework in the desired field should be pursued. A greater understanding of what one is drafting will be necessary for those seeking CAD drafting positions in today’s job market. Therefore, this certificate is best suited for those individuals who already have an understanding of manual drafting or already have experience in a related field.

Architectural Design Certificate

This certificate program will first provide the student with an introduction to 3D modeling and rendering using the software program called SketchUp. This software is used heavily within Architectural firms around the country. The student will then proceed to take an introductory course in architectural design and then finish the certificate by completing an advanced course in architectural design. Please see an Architecture advisor for permission to waive necessary courses in order to register for the design courses. Depending upon the student’s current knowledge of Architecture, additional coursework may be recommended prior to beginning the certificate.

*Sustainable Building Certificate

*See Environmental Science, Safety and Health (ESSH) for information and plan of study.

**BIM Certificate

**See Construction Management (CMGT) for information and plan of study.

Architecture Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
MATH 1101 Construction Science Math 3
. or .
MATH 1148 College Algebra 4
ARCH 1100 Visual Communications I 1
ARCH 1120 Architectural CAD I 1
ARCH 1276 SketchUp 3
CIVL 1120 Construction Material Science 3
CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings 3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15-16
Semester 2 . .
ARCH 1130 Architectural CAD II 3
ARCH 1232 Building Codes 2
ARCH 1250 Enclosure Materials 2
ARCH 1200 Visual Communications II 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
ESSH 1101 Intro to Environ Science, Safety, Health 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 3 . .
ARCH 1274 Revit I 2
ARCH 2221 Design Studio I 3
ARCH 2230 MEP Systems 2
ARCH 2237 Structures 3
PSY 1100 Psychology 3
. or .
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography 3
DDG 1100 Intro to Computer Design 3
ESSH 2282 Sustainable Building Strategies 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
Semester 4 . .
ARCH 2266 Construction Documents 3
ARCH 2270 Professional Practice 3
ARCH 2275 Revit II 2
ARCH XXXX Technical Elective (Select from list) 1
ARCH 2100 History of Architecture 3
CMGT 1153 Residential Construction 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 64

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

ARCH 1115 MicroStation 2D 2
ARCH 2223 Design Studio II 3
ARCH 2240 Architectural CAD III 2
ARCH 2242 3D Visualization I 3
ARCH 2243 3D Visualization II 3
ARCH 2282 Sustainable Design 2
ARCH 2283 Sustainable Energy 2
ARCH 2291 Field Experience 1-3
ARCH 2294 Special Topics in ARCH 1-4

3D Visualization Certificate

Semester 1 . .
ARCH 2240 Architectural CAD III 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 2
Semester 2 . .
ARCH 2242 3D Visualization I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
ARCH 2243 3D Visualization II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 8

Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
ARCH 1120 Architectural CAD I 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 1
Semester 2 . .
ARCH 1130 Architectural CAD II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
ARCH 1115 MicroStation 2D 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 6

Architectural Design Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
ARCH 1276 SketchUp 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 2 . .
ARCH 2221 Design Studio I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
ARCH 2223 Design Studio II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 9