Associate in Science Degree

Available at: Oso Creek Campus

Project Drawing

Project poster being held by students.

Final ARCH project.

Program Overview

Del Mar College provides training in the field of Architecture which provides the basic preliminary architectural education necessary to start on the path towards becoming a licensed architect. This Associates Degree in Architecture is ideal for those who plan to transfer to a professional architecture program. Our program offers students fundamental technical skills and professional knowledge necessary for success in the career of architecture.

People need places in which to live, work, play, learn, worship, meet, govern, shop and eat. Architects design these places, whether they are private or public. Architects are licensed professionals trained in the art and science of building design who develop the concepts for structures and turn those concepts into images and plans.

A broad range of subjects are introduced, including design, graphics, construction materials and methods, drawing, architecture history, computer-aided drafting, 3D modeling programs, and more. A graduate of a professional architecture program will be equipped to go on to become a licensed architect or apply their education to a related field, such as Interior Design, Construction Management, Homebuilding and Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design and Visualization, and Set Design to name a few.

There are three main steps to becoming an architect:

  • Completing a professional, accrediting degree in architecture;
  • Gaining work experience through internship; and
  • Attaining licensure by passing the Architectural Registration Exam.

The AS degree in Architecture from Del Mar College offers the first two years of a professional architectural education. It also contains all of the transferable Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Architecture Field of Study Course Curricula. Del Mar College currently has a transfer agreement with the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Admission & Advising

Students interested in enrolling in the Architecture program at Del Mar College must first submit a completed application packet (PDF) to the Architecture, Aviation, and Automotive Department Office located at STEM-101C on the Oso Creek Campus. This application document includes all program information, admission requirements, and guidelines.

Contact the Architecture, Aviation, and Automotive Department Office to begin the application process by scheduling an appointment for advising 361-698-1725.


The student planning to continue at another university should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the school to which transfer is intended.


Page last updated January 25, 2023.


To speak with an advisor or set an appointment contact:

Nelda Sanchez
Architectural/Drafting Technology Advisor

Schedule an appointment with Nelda

Contact Information

Architecture, Aviation and Automotive
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1725