Bachelor of Architecture

Application Eligibility for Candidacy is in Process With NAAB

This program has applied for eligibility for candidacy for accreditation through the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). 

Note: This degree/certificate leads to professional licensure. Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Please visit our Professional Licensure Programs page for full details on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Program Description

The proposed Bachelor of Architecture Professional degree is designed to highlight the climatic conditions found in Northern Nevada, where most of the precipitation comes in the form of snow.  Focus areas of curricular study include, but are not limited to: passive heating and cooling concepts, urban development/wildland fire interfaces, sediment transport, carbon neutrality, and stewardship towards scenic resources.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition Enhanced
or Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
3
AAD 101 Design with Nature 3
AAD 180 Design Foundation I 3
AAD 181 Design Foundation I Discussion 3
MATH 126 Pre-Calculus I 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
AAD 125 Construction Drawings and Detailing 3
AAD 223 Graphic Software for Arch, Const, Dsgnr, Planners 3
AAE 280 Design Foundations II 6
US & Nevada Constitutions 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
AAD 201 History of the Built Environment 3
AAE 282 Design Foundations III 6
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
3
PHYS 100 Introductory Physics 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
AAD 230 Design with Climate 3
AAD 261 Introduction to Topo Form and Design Technology 3
Fine Arts 3
AAD 256 Introduction to Land Use Planning 3
GEOL 100 Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters 3
 Semester Total15
5th semester
AAD 350 Design Studio I 6
ABS 321 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES I 3
ABS 331 Environmental Control Systems I 3
ABS 341 Structures for Architects I 3
 Semester Total15
6th semester
AAD 351 DESIGN STUDIO II 6
ABS 332 Environmental Control Systems II 3
ABS 440 STRUCTURES FOR ARCHITECTS II 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor's degree. 3
 Semester Total15
7th semester
AAD 452 INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO I 6
AAD 461 URBAN THEORY AND DESIGN I 3
AAD 410 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor's degree. 3
 Semester Total15
8th semester
AAD 453 INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO II 6
AAD 413 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 3
AAD 462 URBAN THEORY AND DESIGN II 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor's degree. 3
 Semester Total15
Fifth Year
1st semester
AAD 416 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 3
AAD 455 INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO III 6
AAD 480 THESIS (RESARCH) 3
Electives: Choose electives that apply toward your bachelor's degree. 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
AAD 475 PORTFOLIO (DESIGN) 6
AAD 485 THESIS STUDIO (DESIGN) 9
 Semester Total15
 Total Units150

To earn the Bachelor of Architecture Degree students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Satisfy General Education requirements for Bachelor's degrees.
  3. Complete 150 units in total. 
    • 32 units must be completed at TMCC.
    • 40 units of upper-division units.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements 2
English3-6
Including ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Required:
History of the Built Environment
Mathematics3
Required:
Pre-Calculus I (Or higher)
Science 6
Required:
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
Introductory Physics
General Physics I
Social Science3
Recommended: Select a course that satisfies both Social Science and U.S. and NV Constitutions requirement.
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 3(3)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3(3)
Degree Requirements 5
AAD 101Design with Nature3
AAD 125Construction Drawings and Detailing3
AAD 180Design Foundation I3
AAD 181Design Foundation I Discussion3
AAD 223Graphic Software for Arch, Const, Dsgnr, Planners3
AAD 230Design with Climate3
AAD 261Introduction to Topo Form and Design Technology3
AAD 256Introduction to Land Use Planning3
AAE 280Design Foundations II6
AAE 282Design Foundations III6
ABS 321 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES I3
ABS 331Environmental Control Systems I3
ABS 332Environmental Control Systems II3
ABS 341Structures for Architects I3
AAD 350 DESIGN STUDIO I6
AAD 351 DESIGN STUDIO II6
ABS 440 STRUCTURES FOR ARCHITECTES II3
AAD 410 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I3
AAD 413 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II3
AAD 416 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III3
AAD 452 INTEGRATED DESIN STUDIO I6
AAD 453 INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO II6
AAD 461 URBAN THEORY AND DESIGN I3
AAD 455 INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO III6
AAD 462 URBAN THEORY AND DESIGN II3
AAD 475 PORTFOLIO (DESIGN)6
AAD 480 THESIS (RESEARCH)3
AAD 485 THESIS STUDIO (DESIGN)9
Electives12
Total Units150
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.

2

See the approved General Education page for a complete of courses. 

3

May also be used to satisfy another General Education, Degree/Emphasis, or Elective requirement.

4

Any approved university transfer course will fulfill the elective units. Check TMCC course descriptions for transfer status to a baccalaureate degree of arts within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Note: If you know your major, print the NSHE Transfer Agreements online. Major requirements will satisfy elective units.

Program Outcome #1: Describe and develop design solutions as it pertains to environmental, social equity and cultural topics. 

Program Outcome #2: Develop, recognize and apply technical skills as it pertains to building practices.

Program Outcome #3: Describe and develop integrative architectural design solutions.

Program Outcome #4: Discuss, differentiate and evaluate the professional practice of architecture.