The Architecture, Civil and Engineering Drafting Design, CAD and GIS program offers classes that encourage, enrich, and develop your skills and interests in designing, creating, and inventing using the latest technology
Architecture program leads to the Associate of Science Degree in Architecture for university transfer to Architecture, advanced Tech Prep placement, employment in architectural firms, the AEC (Architectural/Engineering/Construction) and Design industries, Public Works/Utilities. The program includes applications such as BIM (Building Information Modeling), CADD (Computer Assisted Design and Drafting, LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), 3D Printing, and traditional drafting methods and standards. By completion of specific General Education courses, this program fulfills many of the requirements and foundation courses for transfer to Baccalaureate Architectural related majors but does not fulfill all transfer requirements for specific Baccalaureate degree programs.
Civil Design Technology curriculum will lead to the Associate of Science Degree and prepare students for employment in the field of Civil Engineering as a technician with the potential for more rapid advancement to positions of greater responsibility in surveying and civil construction.
This major curriculum leads to the Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Design Drafting for advanced Tech Prep applications, employment in design, engineering and manufacturing related industries, public works, utilities and CADD/Drafting related industries. Upon completion of specific General Education courses, this program also fulfills many of the requirements and foundation courses for transfer to other Baccalaureate technical majors within Engineering and Industrial Technology but is not intended to fulfill transfer requirements for a Baccalaureate degree.
The Rio Hondo College Geographic Information Systems Certificate provides a professional and academic resource in one of the fastest growing technologies in North America. A growing number of industries are recognizing GIS and GPS as an Integral part of their practice. GIS is a computer based data processing tool used to map, manage, analyze, display, and model spatial information to analyze patterns and relationships between many different layers of mapped data simultaneously.
The GIS tool is used in most all fields from crime mapping, marketing, landscape architecture, planning, geological & biological science, computer science, education and most others. The student completing the GIS certificate program at Rio Hondo College will be prepared for a GIS technician level position in the GIS field or for advancement in their current career.
GIS Website: http://www.riohondo.edu/gis