Do you like working with your hands? Are you interested in art and design?

This program will prepare you to work as an architectural technician. You will grow your knowledge and skills through courses in architectural design, computer graphics and rendering, pencil, pen and ink sketching, 3-D modeling technology, and more.

Learn both design theory and how to scale and build models. At DVC you will gain the technical skills needed to succeed! Most students transfer to a four-year college to pursue an advanced degree.

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The architecture program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Architectural Drafter

With additional education:

  • Architect
  • Architectural and Engineer Manager

Degrees and Certificates

Change your life with an architecture degree and/or certificate. Our program gives you options to explore.

Catalog information

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.