Associate in Arts (Transfer)

Architects make plans and designs for the construction and renovation of homes, schools, healthcare facilities, and commercial structures. The Architecture Associate in Arts degree will prepare students to pursue a transfer degree at a four-year college or university.

year history of direct transfer to architecture programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Students have direct contact with licensed professionals in the classroom who can lead them to understand the profession and become active and productive members of the community.

A Quality Education

Throughout the program, students participate in visits to construction sites in the Peoria area.

Get Involved

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has a mission to advance leadership, design, and service among architecture students.

Career Opportunities

Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Planner, Architectural Manager


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


24 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

The architecture program at ICC is one of the best kept secrets. Several former students have gone on to excel in their careers and receive awards, such as Peoria Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′ recognition.

Bryan Asbury, Associate Professor, Arts & Behavioral Science
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How Do I Get Into the Architecture Program?

Take your love of math, art, and design into a creative career as an architect. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. It is recommended that applicants have four years of high school math, three to four years of foreign language, and courses in art and architecture.
  5. Applicants are encouraged to volunteer with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

What Can I Expect As an Architecture Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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Fri: 8 am – 2 pm