Do you love great buildings, have a knack for spatial designs, technical drawing and working with computer models? Learn how to represent three-dimensional objects and buildings, work with computer-based modeling programs and solve design-related problems. Get the skills that will prepare you for architecture school or employment with an architect, engineer or interior designer.
Now Available Online! Architectural and Interior Design Software Certificate
Learn the technical skills necessary to plan, create and manage technical documents, and solve basic technical documentation issues that arise in professional firms.
For more information contact Program Head of Architecture and Interior Design Jeremy Mier at 505- 428-1144 or Jeremy.Mier@sfcc.edu.
About the Program
The Architecture and Interior Design program focuses on assisting students in two ways. First, to assist the student in transferring a to university Architecture or Interior Design program. Secondly, to prepare students for direct employment in an architecture or an interior design office. Employment in the architectural and interior design profession has become progressively competitive and often requires a Bachelors of Architecture or Interior Design for entry-level positions. Accordingly, the Architecture and Interior Design program is primarily focused on transferring qualified students to university programs offering those degrees.
The Architecture Program offers a full complement of design, history, theory, and technical courses coordinated to facilitate transferring students. With the proper advisement, the student can complete the first-year course requirements at SFCC and transfer to the UNM School of Architecture and Planning as a second-year student.
For students seeking employment directly from SFCC we offer courses designed to provide the technical skills required for entry-level technician positions in the architecture profession. These courses include Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) courses utilizing several different popular CAD programs, construction detailing courses, hand drafting courses and graphic design communication courses. Students completing these courses are well prepared to enter the field as technicians.
For more information please contact Jeremy Mier at 505-428-1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Architectural Designer
- Interior Designer
- Consultant Drafter
- Intern Architect
- Project Manager
- Urban/Regional Planner
Many of the career fields listed require education beyond an associate in arts.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Research and analysis
- Vendor and client negotiation
- Verbal and written communication
- Imagining and understanding spatial relationships
- Awareness of the complex circumstances surrounding a project
- Knowledge and awareness of the construction industry
- Understanding the importance of combining utility with aesthetics
- Design skills and the ability to visually communicate ideas to others
- Organization skills
- Project management
- Collaborating with other professionals
- Computer skills