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Community College Architecture and Related Programs

Educators at both the community college and university levels have developed guided pathways for students seeking a professional degree in the field of architecture. Several community colleges around the state of Texas offer foundational architecture programs consisting of the first one to two years of architectural coursework, transferable to universities in Texas offering Bachelors and Masters degrees in architecture. These architecture programs follow the Architecture Field of Study course curricula adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Students planning to continue at another university should contact the school to confirm which schools of architecture have additional articulation agreements with the college. Many of these community colleges also contain additional related programs in drafting and construction that provide necessary technical skills applicable to the building industry which also feed directly into the workforce.  

Amarillo College

Program Description
The Drafting Program at Amarillo College utilizes the most up-to-date industry-related software – Autocad, Microstation, Inventor, Chief Architect, etc. – to equip students with all the drafting, architectural, and mechanical know-how that leads to careers success. AC also tailors its Drafting courses to meet specific needs of local business and industry to ensure that program graduates swiftly become valuable members of the area workforce.

Degrees Offered
Drafting Certificate | Drafting AAS Degree

Related Programs
Engineering

High School Dual Credit Program Available
Caprock High School | Amarillo High School | Tascosa High School

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Amarillo College Website

Julie Sutton 
Instructor/Program Coordinator
Amarillo College
P.O. Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178
806 345 5642

Angelina College

Program Description
Drafting and Design Technology

Degrees Offered
A.A.S. and Certificate

Related Programs
Students can transfer in a College for a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering

High School Dual Credit Program Available
Lufkin High School (Lufkin ISD) in Lufkin, TX

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Angelina College Website

Dallas McClelland
Drafting and Design Instructor
Angelina College
3500 S. First St.
Lufkin, TX 75901
936 633 5251

Austin Community College

Program Description
Austin Community College offers architecture courses through the Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design Department.  These courses are those that would be taken as part of a first-year architecture school curriculum including foundational courses in design, graphics, and architectural history.

Degrees Offered
AAS – Associate of Applied Science in Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design: Architectural Specialization | Certificate in Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design: Architectural Specialization

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Austin Community College Architectural Website

Erlene Clark 
Professor & Architectural Coordinator
Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design Department
Austin Community College – Northridge Campus
11928 Stonehollow Dr.
Austin TX 78758
512 223 4841

Blinn College

Program Description
Blinn College’s Architecture department, which is in the Visual/Performing Arts and Kinesiology division, has offered classes since 2009. This program provides a variety of the architecture studios and lecture courses ranging from construction to architectural history. The courses taught are the same as those offered in the first year curriculum at a four-year institution.

Blinn College has transfer agreements with Texas Tech University – Architecture, Texas A&M University – Landscape Architecture, and Texas A&M University – Urban and Regional Planning.

Degrees Offered
Associates of Arts – Architecture | Associates of Science – Construction Science

Related Degrees
Associates of Arts – Arts | Occupational Skills Award (OSA) – Graphic Design | Certificate – Graphic Design | Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS) – Graphic Design | Occupational Skills Award (OSA) – Digital Photography

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Craig Jeffrey
Assistant Academic Dean,
Visual/Performing Arts and Kinesiology
Blinn College
2423 Blinn Blvd.
Bryan, TX, 77802
979 209 8601

Central Texas College

Program Description
The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design department at Central Texas College can help you enter into the field of drafting and design by providing you a flexible, competency-based program of study. The CTC Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program is based on the competencies which are common to all drafting and design technicians. Emphasis is on developing the student’s critical thinking process, work skills, drafting procedures and techniques and three-dimensional perception and thinking. The CADD program is consistently updating the drafting computer hardware and software to stay abreast of industry standards and trends.

Degrees Offered
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (AAS) | Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CC) | Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (OSA)

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Central Texas College

Debra Prescott 
Department Chair
Central Texas College
P.O. Box 1800
Killeen, TX 76540
800 792 3348

Del Mar College

Program Description
Del Mar College offers a wide variety of Architecture and Construction programs, including a two-year, transferable Associate in Science in Architecture degree. The technical content of these programs is intended to supply a wide background in the diverse areas of applied architecture and construction, including computer-aided drafting. In the first year, the student should acquire a foundation in architectural drawing and design, building materials, and methods of construction, along with training in mathematics and communication skills. In the second year, the student should build on this background and further develop architectural design skills, in addition to learning about building service systems, contracts, codes, specifications, computer applications, and estimating, just to name a few. The student planning to continue at a senior college should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the college to which transfer is intended. Del Mar College has an additional articulation agreement with Texas Tech University.

Degrees Offered
A.S. ARCH (Associate of Science, Architecture) | A.A.S. ADAT (Associate of Applied Science, Architectural Technology) |Cert. DDTC (Certificate, Drafting and Design Technology) | Cert. DDFC (Certificate, Digital Design and Fabrication)

Related Degrees
A.A.S. ADTD (Associate Applied Science, Technical Drafting & Design Technology) | A.A.S. CNBT (Associate Applied Science, Construction Technology) | Cert. PDTC (Certificate, Pipe Drafting and Design)

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Del Mar College Architecture and Architectural Technology Program Website

Laura Nichole Wright, AIA 
Chair of Technology Education
Assistant Professor of Architecture/Drafting Technology
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
361 698 1725

El Centro College Architecture Program

Program Description
The El Centro College Architecture Program is an opportunity for students to get exposure to the wide variety of skills that architects must master, through a curriculum of transferable college-level courses. The Architecture Program specializes in architectural history, aesthetics, elements of design, hand-sketching techniques, computer graphics, and structural concepts, and the courses are transferable into any public university Architecture program in the State of Texas.

Degrees Offered
Associate of Science Degree with a Field of Study in Architecture (Expected Implementation: Fall 2018)

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The El Centro College Architecture Website

Douglas R. Vail, AIA 
Architecture Program Chair/Coordinator
El Centro College
1201 Main St., Ste. 1106
Dallas, TX 75202
214 860 2713

Grayson College

Program Description
The Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program offers an exciting and profitable future. The CADD curriculum at Grayson College prepares students for jobs in, architectural, mechanical, electromechanical, industrial Drafting. Students who enroll in CADD at Grayson College learn the latest Drafting software and the essentials for a challenging and satisfying career. Students learn basic drafting techniques, 2D drawing, solid modeling, 3D parametric modeling and 3D printing. Over 95% of Grayson College’s CADD graduates secure a job in the drafting field or continue their education at a four-year institution. Students who continued their education at a 4 year university pursued a degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.

Degrees Offered
Associate of Applied Science CADD Technology

Related Programs
Certificate – Computer Aided Drafting Assistant | Certificate – Computer Aided Drafting Technician

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Grayson College Website

Debra Boren
Director, CADD Technology
Grayson College
6101 Grayson Dr.
Denison, TX 75020
903 463 8741

Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Program Description
The Drafting Program at LSCPA is part of the Department of Business & Industrial Technology. The students receive a well-rounded education to prepare them for any field of drafting from Mechanical, Pipe, Architectural, Structural, & Civil Drafting.

Degrees Offered
AAS in Drafting | Certificate of Drafting

Related Programs
Industrial Technology

High School Dual Credit Program Available
Memorial High School, Port Arthur, TX

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Lamar State College-Port Arthur Website

Deanna Hall-Rattray
Dept. of Business and Technology
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
1500 Procter St.
Port Arthur, TX 77640
409 984 6418

Laredo College

Program Description
Computer Aided Drafting Design Technology

Degrees Offered
Associate of Applied Science

Related Programs
Level I & Level II Certificates | Occupational Skills Award in Architectural Drafting

High School Dual Credit Program Available
Leo Cigarroa High School | J.W. Nixon High School | R. T. Martin High School

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Laredo College Website

Sergio Lujan
Professor/Instructor
Laredo College
1 West End Washington St. – HV-121
Laredo, TX 78040
956 721 5317

Lee College

Program Description
In the Creative Arts program at Lee College, students gain an understanding of the fine and creative arts through foundation studies, history, critical analysis, and performance/exhibition. Learning opportunities include courses in architecture, theater/theatrical performance, choir, piano, instrumental ensemble, orchestra, ceramics/sculpture, drawing/painting, and photography/digital imaging.

Degrees Offered
Associate of Arts

Related Programs
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology | Architectural Construction and Building Technology

High School Certificate Program Available
Lee High School | Sterling High School | Goose Creek Memorial High School

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Lee College Website

Paul Lucke
Art/Architecture Faculty
Lee College
511 S. Whiting
Baytown, TX 77522
281 425 6465

San Antonio College

Program Description
Established in 1958, the Architecture Program at San Antonio College has provided the first two years of professional education for generations of Texas architects, interior design and construction management professionals. While the majority of our students transfer to universities within the state of Texas, a significant number have successfully attended out of state institutions such as Pratt, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University.

San Antonio College offers the full range of courses that are normally required for the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.  The majority of these courses are transferable to most universities throughout Texas as well as other states.  We have articulation agreements with UT-San Antonio, Texas Tech University and others. These courses also transfer for degrees in Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Construction Management.

Degrees Offered
Associate of Science or Associate of Arts with a Field of Study in Architecture (Expected Implementation: Fall 2018)

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San Antonio College Architecture Program

Dwayne Bohuslav
Architecture Program Coordinator
San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Ave., CAC-263
San Antonio, TX 78212
210 486 0079

South Texas College

Program Description
This program is designed to provide a pathway to the fields of architectural, visual, and civil engineering technologies. Students take basic courses that introduce them to a wide range of disciplines in the design-build community. In addition, students are introduced to architecture through several academic courses and provided an opportunity to transfer credit to a four-year institution. The specialization of Architectural & Visual Technology prepares students for careers in the design, building, and general business sectors. Students learn to communicate design solutions for architects, engineers, builders, and development companies through construction documents and numerous 2D and 3D visualizations. Students are trained in various industry standard software including AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Upon completion of this program, students will be skilled in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and advanced graphic techniques. In addition, students are introduced to architecture through several academic courses and provided an opportunity to transfer credit to a four-year institution. The specialization of Architectural & Civil Engineering Technology is designed to assist students in preparing architectural, structural and civil construction documents for commercial, industrial and civil projects. Students are trained in various industry standard software including AutoCad, Revit, Microstation and Civil 3D to produce construction documents. They develop skills in the production of working/study models, Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D printing and through specialized courses learn basic civil engineering technologies and surveying techniques. In addition, students are introduced to architecture through several academic courses and provided an opportunity to transfer credit to a four-year institution.

Degrees Offered
Architectural & Engineering Design Technology (Certificate) | Architectural & Visual Technology (Certificate & AAS Degree) | Architectural & Civil Engineering Technology (Certificate & AAS Degree)

Related Programs
Architecture; Architectural Engineering| Architectural Technology | Civil Engineering

High School Dual Credit Program Available
La Joya High School | Juarez-Lincoln High School | Mission Veterans High School | Hidalgo ECHS | Edcouch-Elsa High School | Donna North High School | Weslaco CTE

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South Texas College Architectural & Engineering Design Technology Website

Sara Lozano
AEDT Program Chair/Assistant Professor
South Texas College
3700 W. Military Hwy.
McAllen, TX 78503
956 872 6180

Temple College

Program Description
The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program teaches students entry-level design skills in five areas: manufacturing, electronics, architecture, civil engineering, and geographic information systems. The certificate program trains experienced and aspiring professionals in various engineering fields to use CAD® software to produce designs, drawings, illustrations and presentations.

Degrees Offered
Level I Certificate in Computer Aided Design | AAS in Computer Aided Design

Related Programs
Level I Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

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Temple College

Kristen Griffith
Director of Dual Credit
Temple College
2600 S. 1st St.
Temple, TX 76504
254 298 8621

Trinity Valley Community College

Program Description
The program at TVCC takes a multi-discipline approach to Drafting education. We are a rural college an thus cannot specialize in one field. We offer courses covering various topics such as General Drafting, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Piping, Structural, Topographical, Manufacturing, and Technical Animation. We prepare drafters for entry level employment in our service area and beyond.

Degrees Offered
AAS Drafting & Design Technology | CERT Basic Drafting | CERT Advanced Drafting

Related Programs
Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Trinity Valley Community College: Drafting

Donald Fulford
CTE Division Director/Drafting Instructor
Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751
903 675 6341