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Submitter's Information


Kay Dee Yarbrough


Administrative Curriculum Coordinator


Inland Empire/Desert


San Bernardino Valley College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Albert Maniaol

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Program Details

Program Title

Building Information and 3D Modeling

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Architecture and Architectural Technology (020100)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students forentry-level employment in the fields of architecture; civil, structural,mechanical, electrical engineering, urban planning, interior design, landscapedesign, manufacturing, construction and related fields. Computer AidedDrafting, CAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, and REVIT are the primary tools used toproduce and present documents in these fields. Students completing thiscertificate will most likely find employment with a licensed architect,registered structural engineer, mechanical engineer or for local, state orfederal governmental agency or urban planning or municipal utility or homeimprovement and remodeling specialty business, construction management firm orfield office.

Enrollment Completer Projections
Course Course Title Annual # of Section Annual Enrollment Total Annual # Sections Annual Enrollment Total
ARCH 111 Sketching and Design Visualization New Course
ARCH 112 Environmental Design (Formerly ARCH 100) 2 36 2 31
ARCH 131 Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) New Course
ARCH 133 Introduction to 3D Modeling and Design New Course
ARCH 146 History of Architecture: Renaissance through Modern 2 34 3 72
ARCH 146H Architecture History: Renaissance to Modern - Honors 0 0 0 0
ARCH 231 Advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) New Course
ARCH 233 Advanced 3D Modeling and Design New Course

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

The new curriculum's mission& philosophy reflect modern and current standards and is relevant tocurrent practice architecture and related fields. The new curriculum is leveledfrom simple to complex which are reflected in each course SLO's. The structureof the new curriculum will augment knowledge necessary for the student totransfer. The unifying theme of the new curriculum includes knowledge, skills,and abilities and the design and problem solve to integrate concepts andcompetencies required to function as a successful transfer student.  


The mission of the Architecture Department isconsistent with the mission statement of San Bernardino Valley College tomaintain a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to providehigh-quality education, innovative instruction, and services to a diversecommunity of learners. This certificate provides comprehensive, quality transferstudent education by engaging diverse learners in future academic progress andfuture professional practice for the purpose of meeting the needs of thecommunity.


This certificate program at San BernardinoValley College resolves to advance the profession of Architecture andEnvironmental Design by empowering our graduates to value scholarly lifelonglearning to produce the outcome of safe, informed, responsible, and activepartners in their communities.




The SanBernardino Community College Architecture and Environmental Design Departmentembraces the values of SBCCD and the AIA, NCARB. This program at SBVC values:

EXCELLENCE:  We are committed to excellence, innovation,and creativity to maintain the highest standard of education we providedto our diverse students and the community we served.

CARING:  We are committed to supporting an environmentof caring and compassion based on dignity and collaboration of faculty,students, and the community served.

DIVERSITY:  We embrace a learning community that fostersvalues, inclusiveness, beliefs, learning styles, openness, and respect fordiffering viewpoints.

INTEGRITY:  We promote, expect, and practice integrity,ethical behavior, and honesty in all interactions.


Goal 1: To serve a diverse studentpopulation by:

·        Providing an environment that is learnercentered.

·        Providing access for student success.

Goal 2: To enhance needs of thecommunity by:

·        Preparing a competent student seeking academicadvancement and workforce.

Goal 3: To serve as a bridge foraccess to higher education by:

·        Providing a seamless transition to private andstate universities.

Goal 4: To empower program faculty by:

·        Staying current with professional trends.

·        Encouraging certifications and advanceddegrees.


The philosophy of San BernardinoValley College Architecture Department is in alignment with the mission andvision statements of San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) and San BernardinoCommunity College District (SBCCD) to maintain a culture of continuousimprovement and a commitment to provide high-quality education, innovativeinstruction, and services to a diverse community of learners. Thiscertificate’s curriculum framework focuses on the person, design problemsolving, environment, and professionalism.

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

San Bernardino Valley College Architectureand Environmental Design program is submitting a major curriculum revision. Thenew curriculum will incorporate the consideration of transferring to Cal PolyPomona Architectural program as the unifying theme to guide the curriculumchange. Preparing students for the Architecture as well as related programssuch as Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Construction management isintegrated throughout the new curriculum.

The Program Learning Outcomes(PLO's) are reflective of the standards needed to transfer to a NAB accreditedschool such as Cal Poly Pomona.   The SBVC Architectural Program, utilizecritical thinking principles to provide optimal outcomes and continuous qualityimprovement, serve and provide ethical leadership for the design needs of ourdiverse community and environment, and trends in technology to enhance designand communication and the delivery design concepts. Additional PLO's includethe graduate to be prepared to function as an entry-level employee in aprofessional office, and be prepared to continue their education andparticipate in professional development and continue to pursue lifelonglearning.

The new curriculum is driven bythe PLO's and are reflected in the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) and End ofProgram Learning Outcomes. The PLO's encompass the core values (curriculumthreads), the Mission Statement, and Philosophy that the faculty determinedwere the core of the program. The SLO's lead to the curriculum content, assistin assessing new professional standards, facilitate faculty in identification ofcontent to be removed or changed, and also guide the instruction methodologyand evaluation process. The curriculum is leveled and will follow in the simpleto complex format.


Uponcompletion of the Building Information and 3D Modeling Certificate ofAchievement at San Bernardino Valley College the graduate will:

1.      Read and interpret blueprints, design documents, and projectspecifications to gain meaningful information

2.      Compare and contrast the conventional drawing types and views and explainthe advantages of each

3.      Demonstrate the ability to mechanically construct a variety of basicdrawings utilizing industry conventions of scale, scale, line, symbols,lettering and dimensioning techniques

4.      Demonstrate the ability to mechanically construct a variety of drawingsutilizing Building Information Management and modeling techniques

5.      Demonstrate the ability to mechanically construct a variety of drawingsutilizing three dimensional modeling and design techniques

Program Requirements
ARCH 111 Sketching and Design Visualization 2 Y1
ARCH 112 Environmental Design 4 Y1
ARCH 133 Introduction to 3D Modeling and Design 2 Y1
ARCH 233 Advanced 3D Modeling and Design 2 Y1
ARCH 131 Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) 2 Y1
ARCH 231 Advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) 2 Y1
ARCH 146 History of Architecture: Renaissance through Modern 3 Y1
ARCH 146H Architecture History: Renaissance to Modern - Honors 3
Total Units 17

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10/03/19 - 11:47 AM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  12/19/19

Received regional recommendation at 12-18-19 IEDRC Deans Meeting.