Design it. Build it. From tiny houses to towering office buildings, and everything in between, as a graduate of the renowned OCC Architectural Technology program you will have the knowledge and skill base you need to succeed in the region’s top architectural, design and construction firms. OCC offers an associate degree and various certificate programs and unique, future-forward technology and opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else, like our Sustainable Design and Design/Build programs that feature cutting-edge technology like the Framecad, which fabricates steel framing for buildings with nearly zero waste.
Develop and prototype your ideas using 3D printers and laser cutters and other new maker tools in our technology-rich Makerspace. Prepare for an entry-level professional position in design and architecture firms, or prepare to transfer to a four-year college. Architectural design associates with the experience and skills taught at OCC earn a median income of $57,451 in the Southern California region. Imagine using your creativity, analytical and design skills to create the structures and sustainable environments of tomorrow. Read on to learn more about your options.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization
Architectural Construction Documents
Environmental Design Systems
Building Materials and Systems
CAD 2-D for Architecture
Did you know?
California is projected to employ the highest number of people in the architectural technology field in the U.S. through 2026.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in architectural technology.
Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
Christina Anchondo, M.S.
CTE Outreach Specialist
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Counselor, CTE and