Architecture

Architecture

Know what the Great Pyramid, Eiffel Tower, and an In-N-Out Burger have in common? They were all designed and built by architects.

Architecture is the art and science of designing and building structures and the impact it has on society cannot be overestimated. Architecture determines the very way we experience and move through life. As Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”.

In the Architecture program at MCC, you’ll learn what you need to begin a career as a technician in architectural design, drafting, or urban development. You can also use your degree and certificate to continue studying architecture at a four-year university.

The Architecture program has three tracks:

  • Architecture Design
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Urban Development

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Draftsman
Surveyor
Designer
Types of Employers
Architectural Firms
Landscape Design Firms
Construction Companies
Home Builders
Urban Planning Firms

Modern society is in constant need of new and remodeled residential and commercial buildings, not to mention a physical infrastructure to support an ever-growing population — great news for the architecture professional-in-training.

A career in architecture requires highly-specific technical skills, knowledge, and experience. The education and training can be rigorous and challenging, but the rewards are often as great.

Professionals in architecture:

  • May design houses, schools, hospitals, bridges, even skyscrapers
  • Use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) to create drawings, blueprints, and models
  • May teach architecture in colleges or universities
  • May plan and oversee a community’s land development process

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Architecture Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Computer Aided Design and Drafting CADD Level I Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Residential Drafting CADD Level II Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Commercial Drafting CADD Level II Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Architectural CADD Level III Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Architectural Detailing CADD Level III Course List

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an advisor for the Construction program, Limse Thor.  Schedule an appointment by email at limse.thor@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7829. Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best.

This step is essential to your academic success, so don’t skip it.