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Architecture (University of Florida)

Associate in Arts Degree

This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to the University of Florida as a junior to complete a degree in Architecture. Students who plan to transfer to a limited-access program are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which they will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed. Students must complete all prerequisites for the listed course requirements and Valencia’s foreign language proficiency requirement. Courses meeting the preceding requirements may be in addition to the 60 credits listed.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Industry/Manufacturing path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • Implement architectural principles, vocabulary, and technical facts to describe design solutions.
  • Prepare drawings and models to solve three-dimensional design problems.
  • Synthesize data in written and graphic form to effectively communicate spatial concepts and historical facts.
  • Evaluate architectural precedents both historical and concurrent to contemporary practice.
  • Operate computer software related to the architectural profession.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the systems and processes used to construct the built environment.
  • Demonstrate readiness for transfer
Foundation Courses
MAC 1140Precalculus Algebra +*~3
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
Science See Gen. Ed. Core or Instituttional Requirement ~3
ARC 1701History of Architecture I (GR) +*~3
Intermediate Courses
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
ARC 2702History of Architecture II +*3
MAC 1114College Trigonometry +*~3
Advanced Courses
POS 2041U.S. Government ~3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Core Requirement +*~3
Social ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~3
Total Credit Hours60
Architecture Electives
Students who want to fulfill the requirements for the Articulation Agreement with the University of Florida must take the following additional courses:
ARC 2461Matrials and Methds: Constrct +4

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.


This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.


This is a General Education course.


Denotes a Gordon Rule course.


Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.