ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture
Understanding the practice, principles, history, aesthetics, and influence of Architecture
3 credit hours
ARCH 2301 Architectural Freehand Drawing I
Developing freehand drawing skills for creating compelling graphic presentations and conceptual designs
3 credit hours
DFTG 2331 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting
Exploring design concepts through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, digital media, photo-realistic renderings, and presentation animation
3 credit hours
Academic Transfer Agreements:
El Centro College is developing transfer agreements with both the Texas Tech College of Architecture
and the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture
According to our agreement with Texas Tech
, any student from El Centro who has taken and passed Introduction to Architecture and/or Architectural Freehand Drawing I with a 'B' or higher can apply to the Bachelor of Architecture program at Texas Tech and, if they're accepted into the program, their Architecture credits from El Centro will transfer over to Tech with them.
Similarly, our agreement with UTA
stipulates that any student from El Centro who has taken and passed Introduction to Architecture with a 'B' or higher can apply to the Bachelor of Architecture program at UTA and, if they're accepted into the program, their Architecture credits from El Centro will transfer with them.
In the case of the UTA School of Architecture
, however, UTA is offering their own version of Architectural Freehand Drawing I
that would be taught each Fall semester at the UTA Architecture building, by a UTA professor. This would be an opportunity for El Centro students intending to transfer to UTA to have the experience of working at the School of Architecture with UTA faculty.
In order to participate in this 'Co-Curricular' version of Freehand Drawing I, students would first have to apply to UTA as a non-degree-seeking student, and then sign-up for both the Co-Curricular version of Architectural Freehand Drawing I at El Centro and
the same class with UTA (to be tentatively listed at UTA as 'ARCH 1001 Co-Curricular Design I’). The proposed days and times for the UTA class will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 5:00 to 7:50 p.m. El Centro and UTA have further plans to offer Architectural Freehand Drawing II
(ARCH 2302) on a Co-Curricular basis, as well, each Spring Semester. At UTA, the course will be listed as ARCH 1002 Co-Curricular Design II.
The student planning to continue at another university should consult an advisor concerning the degree requirements of the school, to which, transfer is intended. For more information on these transfer programs, please contact the following:
Texas Tech University: www.ttu.edu
Texas Tech Community College & Transfer Relations: www.depts.ttu.edu/uesa/cctr
Texas Tech College of Architecture: arch.ttu.edu/wiki/Texas_Tech_College_of_Architecture
UTA School of Architecture: www.uta.edu/cappa/academics/architecture