Mission Statement:

The El Centro College Architecture Program is intended to introduce undergraduate students to the basics of architectural design and provide them with a sound intellectual grounding in the study of architecture. The Program emphasizes architectural history, elements of spatial design, drafting, sketching, computer graphics, building codes, and structural concepts. Currently, the Program is offering two classes: Introduction to Architecture (ARCH 1311), and Architectural Freehand Drawing I (ARCH 2301).

Courses Offered:

 
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture
An introduction to the various elements that comprise architectural design, including design concepts, architectural history, structural principles, and basic building codes.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Times: MW 11:00 am -1:20 pm
  • Location: C316
 
ARCH 2301 Architectural Freehand Drawing I
Representational drawing of three-dimensional spaces is studied, with an emphasis on vantage point, perspective, light, shade, line, and tonality.
  • 3 credit hours
  • Times: TR 1:00 - 3:20 pm
  • Location: C316


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El Centro College is developing transfer agreements with both the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University and the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. The student planning to continue at another university should consult an advisor concerning the degree requirements of the school, to which, transfer is intended.
    

Architecture Faculty:

Douglas R. Vail, AIA, NCARB, RAS
Office C317
Phone 214-860-2713
d.vail@dcccd.edu
Jay Cantrell
Office C317
Phone 214-860-2713
jhcantrell@dcccd.edu
 
For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.