About Architecture

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Workforce Information

Architects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures.

Please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics page on Architects by visiting their site here.

Please see the Occupational Information Network page on Architects by visiting their site here.


Students are encouraged to meet with the A&E CAD Department’s Architectural coordinator, Erlene Clark, for program advising.


Programs Offered

The Associate of Science (AS) in Architecture degree program is for students preparing to transfer to university architectural programs. The degree plan incorporates the Architecture Field of Study Curriculum as adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

The AS in Architecture degree began at ACC in the fall semester of 2020. The program equips students with the credits and knowledge necessary to transfer to a public four-year university in Texas to further their education in Architecture.

At the completion of the Associate of Science degree in Architecture, the student will be able to:

  • Write and speak effectively and use representational media appropriate for both writing and speaking within the architectural profession and with the general public (Professional Communication Skills)
  • Raise clear and precise questions, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions, and test alternative outcomes against relevant criteria and standards (Design Thinking Skills)
  • Identify and effectively use basic formal, organizational and environmental principles and the capacity of each to inform two- and three-dimensional design (Architectural Design Skills)
  • Identify and apply the fundamentals of both natural and formal ordering systems and the capacity of each to inform two- and three-dimensional design (Ordering Systems).

Degree Plan