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Mission, History & Transfer Options


Upon completion of the Architecture Program, our Mission is that the student will be able to:

  • Synthesize social, economic, environmental, material, and aesthetic issues to create architectural designs
  • Identify basic design principles through visual analysis and to create architectural designs
  • Demonstrate technical mastery in the use of industry computer software
  • Identify and apply a variety of construction methods and materials involved in the building industry
  • Articulate their ideas using technical and formal vocabulary of architecture and construction
  • Perform successfully as an architectural intern in an office
  • Produce design solutions with graphic and 3D techniques including 3D CAD, hand-drawing and constructed models
  • Transfer with junior standing to certain four-year colleges with a major in architecture.
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Since 1972 Montgomery College has offered an Associate’s in Arts and Sciences degree [AAS].  There is only one other such programs in Maryland – Ann Arundel Community College in Annapolis.

In 1996, the College began to offer the CAD for the Building Professional Certificate.  All of the courses in the 24 credit CAD Certificate are also AAS requirements. Therefore, AAS graduates also earn the CAD Certificate.

In 2010, a Letter in Sustainable Design was approved by the College.   This Letter will include 6 credits and is part of the Architecture AAS curriculum.

In 2010, an additional REVIT course, CT226 REVIT II, was added.  This course will investigate the advanced programs and rendering capabilities.

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Transfer & Articulation

Upon completion of the Architecture AAS degree at Montgomery College, there are currently formal articulation agreements with Catholic University of America School of Architecture in Washington, DC and Morgan State University Institute of Environmental Design in Baltimore, MD.

Students have transferred to Pratt Institute of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Miami University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, University of California in Los Angeles, and Boston Architectural Center as well as CUA and Morgan.

All students should consult with the Program Coordinator of the Architecture Program prior to registration at

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