Program: Architectural Design


Architectural Design

The Architectural Design program at LBCC creates an educational environment where students can achieve their individual goals by providing the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully transfer to a bachelor’s program in Architecture or a related field. The program provides students with instruction in the latest technologies, industry standards, and significant industry trends.    


Start your career as a professional or specialist in the area below.

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Designer 
  • Revit Designer 
  • CAD Technician
  • Revit Technician

Degrees & Certificates

Architectural Design (AS + Cert)

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by the Architectural Design program.

Associate in Science (AS), Architectural Design

Plan Code: 2908 – This field of concentration is designed to provide foundational knowledge of the practice of architecture with the option of maximizing the number of lower-division transfer units. This Associate Degree will prepare students for a design-related career, and appropriate course selection will facilitate transfer to a professional degree program.


  • Be aware of program transfer requirements and prepared for successful transfer to a university-level architectural and/or other environmental design degree program.
  • Acquire a professional attitude and desire for life-long learning and stay current with advanced technologies.
  • Possess the necessary technical knowledge and communication skills to identify, articulate, and solve problems pertaining to the built environment and perform tasks required within the architecture and/or environmental design professions.

Certificate of Achievement, Architectural Design

Plan Code: 3908 – This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of design profession settings and may serve as a foundation for specialization.

Course Offerings

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ARCHT 360 M1
Basic CAD for Architecture

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ARCHT 360 M2
Architecture Design CAD

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Course Descriptions


How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester, and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work-Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings.

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.