Program overview

We recommend new students attend a program information session before registering.

Students can attend full or part time and classes are offered in various modalities, including combined or hybrid formats. Some are offered in the evenings. There is no application process and no prerequisites to register for introductory first term classes. Students can begin the program any term during the year. First year classes focus on foundational coursework in construction and design/drafting concepts, second year focuses on design and application. All core classes are offered at the Sylvania Campus.

Students must meet PCC General Education Requirements for Associate of Applied Science degree and maintain a C grade or higher in all ARCH coursework.

The Architectural Design and Drafting program is not a transfer program. If you are considering transferring to a four year college or university for Architecture, please plan to work with a general pathway advisor for information about a general transfer degree. We also recommend working with a program advisor within the Architecture program at the school where you wish to attend.

General education requirements

All candidates for the Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Design and Drafting must complete 4 classes from three general education discipline areas and complete a math and writing competency requirement. The 4 classes must include at least one course and no more than eight credits from each of the following three categories:

  1. Arts and Humanities- we recommend Art 101-Understanding Architecture
  2. Social Science
  3. Mathematics (> 100 level), OR Natural and Physical Science OR Computer Studies
  4. An additional general education class to satisfy the 4 class requirement

Students will also be required to complete competency requirements in Writing and Math including: Pass WR 121 or a lower division writing course with a prerequisite of WR 121 with a grade of C or higher Pass either Math 65 or Math 58 with a grade of C or higher.

General Education and Writing competency requirements may be waived for students with a previous A.A., A.A.S., B.S., B.A. or B.F.A. degree from an accredited United States institution.