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Architects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures.

Please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics page on Architects by visiting their site here.

Please see the Occupational Information Network page on Architects by visiting their site here.

Programs Offered

The Associate of Science (AS) in Architecture degree program is for students preparing to transfer to university architectural programs. The degree plan incorporates the Architecture Field of Study Curriculum as adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

The AS in Architecture degree began at ACC in the fall semester of 2020. The program equips students with the credits and knowledge necessary to transfer to a public four-year university in Texas to further their education in Architecture.

At the completion of the Associate of Science degree in Architecture, the student will be able to:

  • Write and speak effectively and use representational media appropriate for both writing and speaking within the architectural profession and with the general public (Professional Communication Skills)
  • Raise clear and precise questions, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions, and test alternative outcomes against relevant criteria and standards (Design Thinking Skills)
  • Identify and effectively use basic formal, organizational and environmental principles and the capacity of each to inform two- and three-dimensional design (Architectural Design Skills)
  • Identify and apply the fundamentals of both natural and formal ordering systems and the capacity of each to inform two- and three-dimensional design (Ordering Systems).

Degree Plan




Program Coordinator & Advising

Erlene Clark
Architecture Coordinator

Email: eclark2@austincc.edu
Phone: (512) 223-4843
Directory: Erlene Clark

The program coordinator for the Architecture program in the A&E CAD department is Erlene Clark, who also serves as the academic advisor and as a professor. Erlene earned her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas. Erlene is a registered architect and has worked for the firms Andersson-Wise Architects and Morales and Associates Architects.

Erlene has been teaching at ACC since 2006.

Erlene Clark (eclark2@austincc.edu), program coordinator for Architecture, and Theo Krause (theodore.krause@austincc.edu), program coordinator for Architectural CAD, discuss the options students have in architecture with the A&E CAD department.

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