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Submitter's Information


Maria Andrade-Hernandez


Grant Manager Strong Workforce


Los Angeles


Rio Hondo College

CTE Dean

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Mike Slavich

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Program Details

Program Title

Architecture: Basic Knowledge

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Architecture and Architectural Technology (020100)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This Certificate of Achievement provides a focus on the basic knowledge courses of study for students in preparation to enter into majors in Architecture. Emphasis is placed on foundational knowledge in the use of architectural document reading and architectural styles. Coursework involves the interpretation of basic architectural documents and projects accomplished within an industry environment, as is common in entry-level workplace conditions.

Enrollment Completer Projections

6 on average at RHC. 218 REgionally

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 8 to fewer than 16 semester (or 12 to fewer than 24 quarter) units (B)
Program Goal

The goal of this Certificate is to focus the education of students preparing for higher ed in fields of architecture or construction management. Students who have completed the coursework for this Certificate will have basic knowledge of the architectural field.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

In the ACEDD department's efforts to better align our pathways with specific employment opportunities, we identified a variety of associated courses and brought these to our most recent Industry Advisory meetings.  The intent of these efforts and the proposed coursework was discussed and enthusiastically approved.  Additional discussion was held between the industry professionals who are part of our instructional faculty with direct knowledge and experience of the needs of industry as related to students with specific coursework completed.  Such discussions allowed us to identify the specific group of courses applicable to this proposed Certificate.

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
ARCH 103History of Architecture: Renaissance to Present3Y1
ARCH 110Construction Documents Reading and Estimating3Y1
ENGT 105Introduction to Visualization, Sketching & Rendering2Y1

Supporting Documents

Los Angeles Regional Questions


Rio Hondo College District


Rio Hondo College

LA Workforce Council Voting Member

Mike Slavich


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Reason for program recommendation request

New Program

Place of program in college's curriculum/similar program
This program is complimentary to other Certificates and Degrees in the field of Architecture. Although some coursework is common, completion of this program indicates a focus on foundational knowledge needed within the field of architecture/construction management (which are addressed in other related Certificates and Degrees).
List similar programs at other colleges in the Los Angeles Region
The LMI listed various colleges with similar programs that fall under Architecture and Drafting, but did not see any that listed a basic skills component, which is the one we are submitting this report for. There was at least 13 other LA Colleges with these types of programs.
Annual Enrollment projects (non-duplicative)
approximately 111
List of colleges contacted for collegial consultation
Priority Sector

Energy Construction and Utilities

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Submission Details

Published at

10/12/23 - 03:46 PM



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