Architecture

This program of study is designed to satisfy requirements for the first two years at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture. Students who complete this sequence and are admitted to the University of Illinois typically enter as juniors.

Admission to the Program:

Suggested high school courses should include four years of high school mathematics, two to three years of foreign language, one laboratory science, and one year of architectural drafting or art. 

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 6
HIST 117
or
EARLY WESTERN CIVILIZATION 
or
3
HIST 118 MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION  3
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I ** 5
PHYS 120 GENERAL PHYSICS  5
LIFE SCIENCE * 3 to 4
HIST 111
or
EARLY WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 
or
4
HIST 112 MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS  4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 110 ARCHITECTURAL ORIENTATION  3
ARCH 131 ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION I  4
ARCH 137 FUNDAMENTALS OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING  3
ARCH 201 BASIC DESIGN STUDIO I  3
ARCH 202 BASIC DESIGN STUDIO II  3
ARCH 203 INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 139 ARCHITECTURAL FREEHAND DRAWING II *** 2
ARCH 138 ARCHITECTURAL FREEHAND DRAWING I *** 2
ARCH 132 ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION II *** 4
APPROVED ELECTIVES *** 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** MATH 222 and (PHYS 120 or MATH 223). MATH 223 is required for students entering UIUC if pursuing M. ARCH Structures Options-see advisor
*** Architecture requirements vary by receiving institution and it is strongly recommended that you meet with your advisor and select appropriate electives based off your receiving institution. The recommended course sequence is designed to satisfy requirements for the first two years at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture. Students who complete this sequence and are admitted to the University of Illinois typically enter as juniors. Other electives include ARCTK 255; ARCH 204; ARCH 111; and ARCH 112.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended. For students planning to transfer to UIUC three years of High School or three semesters of college Foreign Language, Calculus/Physics and Western/World Civilization must be completed prior to transfer.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ARCH 110; ARCH 137; ARCH 138; ENGL 110; Fine Arts; Social Science
Spring Semester 1ARCH 131; ARCH 139, ENGL 111; MATH 222; COMM 110
Fall Semester 2ARCH 132; ARCH 201; ARCH 203; HIST 111 or HIST 112; PHYS 120
Spring Semester 2ARCH 202; Life Science; HIST 117 or HIST 118; Social Science; Humanities/Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113 or Dirksen Hall
(309) 694-5734

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training