Associate in Arts Degree
This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida or the University of Florida as a junior to complete a Bachelor’s 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.
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.
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).
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.
- 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
|ENC 1101||FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~||3|
|MAC 1140||Precalculus Algebra +*~||3|
|SLS 1122||New Student Experience ~||3|
|Science||See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement||3|
|ARC 1301C||ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I||4|
|ARC 1201C||THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE +||2|
|ARC 1701||History of Architecture I (GR) +*~||3|
|ENC 1102||Freshman Comp II +*~||3|
|ARC 1302C||ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II||4|
|ARC 2702||History of Architecture II +*~||3|
|SPC 1608||FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~||3|
|MAC 1114||College Trigonometry +*~||3|
|PHY 2053C||COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA +*~||4|
|ARC 2303C||ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III||5|
|POS 2041||U.S. Government ~||3|
|HUM 1020||Intro To Humanities||3|
|POS 2112||STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GR) +*~||3|
|ARC 2304C||ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV||5|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
|Students who want to fulfill the requirements for the Articulation Agreement with the University of Central Florida must take the following additional courses:|
|ARC 2461||Matrials and Methds: Constrct +||4|
|ARC 2180C||INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE||3|
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.