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​Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings, and the design and method of construction.

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in architecture include: creative designer, user-experience (UX) designer (which are more in demand since the last decade), landscape architect architectural technologist, interior and spatial designer, building surveyor, urban planner, regional planner, production designer, and structural engineer.​

​​Student of Distinction

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Randy Sherer Randy Sherer

​​Norco College student Randy Sherer was selected as the 2021 Student of Distinction in the discipline of Architecture.

“I'd like to thank my professor for just always being there. He's challenged me to do my best work on every project assignment... everything,” Randy said. “He's also been very grateful that I'm showing that I like to do his assignments as well as doing my best work.”

To read more of Randy's story, click here​.

Academic Programs in Architecture

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
​​Program Flyer (Architectural Graphics​)​​​
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Additional Resources

​​​What can I do with this major? (Architecture)​​​
​​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

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​Instructional Department Specialist
Melissa Olivieri
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Martha Ramirez
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Full-Time Faculty
​Farshid Mirzaei
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