Pre-Architecture

This program will enable you to earn an architectural degree and become a licensed architect. As an architect, you will be responsible for the planning, designing and oversight of the construction of a building. This degree leads to transfer, typically to the junior year of a professional program. This Pre-Architecture associate’s degree is appropriate if you plan to transfer to professional architecture programs. Program requirements may vary depending on the transfer institution, so you should consult with an advisor for elective selections.

 


 

High School Preparation

 

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.


Contact Information


Jane Ostergaard, Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1048, (630) 942-2331

David Earl, Program Advisor  
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2538
 

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor    
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1054, (630) 942-2599

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

Spotlight

  • Julia Suriano

    Julia SurianoPre-Architecture

    "I have learned so much, not only about architecture but also about myself. COD pushed me to my limits, challenged me academically and allowed to me grow as a person."

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  • Kiel Fahnstrom

    Kiel FahnstromPre-Architecture

    "COD has strong relationships with various four-year universities within and outside of Illinois, which allows students to transfer into a four-year program and finish their Bachelor's of Architecture degree."

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  • Geunho Song

    Geunho SongPre-Architecture

    "I still think about the first conversation I had with Jane Ostergaard, which had me imagine my architectural career beyond COD. From that conversation, I basically knew where I was going to end up if I went through this program the right way."

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  • Carmine Calabria

    Carmine CalabriaPre-Architecture

    "I am very lucky to have landed in a program that offers so much. COD has a quality Architecture program taught by great professors who put much care into guiding students to success."

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  • Cherise Cerocke

    Cherise CerockePre-Architecture

    "I am so thankful College of DuPage offered architecture courses because they helped me know that architecture was the career path for me, without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars if I had taken these courses at a university."

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  • Habib Ansari

    Habib AnsariPre-Architecture

    "My dream is to have my own firm. I want to design efficient buildings and I am very interested in environmental sciences," Habib Ansari said. "But I also desire to educate as well. Thanks to College of DuPage, I am stronger as a student and as a person."

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  • Kevin Zeng

    Kevin ZengPre-Architecture

    "Don't be bothered by the fact that your beliefs will be challenged. It's a good thing when you start to think about the bigger picture."

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  • Jess Lies

    Jess LiesPre-Architecture

    "COD offers knowledgeable professors, direct contact with professionals and four-year school representatives, and a family environment where you get to know your professors and your classmates on a personal level."

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  • Will Prescott

    Will PrescottPre-Architecture

    "More than anything, COD allowed me to take a risk," Will Prescott said. "The instruction has been an individual experience where you can really connect with your professors. I'm more prepared than a typical university student and have a range of skills rather than one that's tailored to a specific school."

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  • Bill Smarzewski

    Bill SmarzewskiPre-Architecture

    "COD offered me a well-rounded architectural education with a program that's relevant to what's actually going on in the industry," Bill Smarzewski said. "The intensity of their coursework really prepares you to transfer to a university."

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