Architecture students enjoy creative problem solving, drawing, digital designs and collaboration related to the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry as well as the history and practice of architecture. Students are willing to take challenging classes, receive critique to expand their vision, be flexible to work outside of their comfort zone, and willing to create meticulously crafted projects.

Within our program is a wide range of interests bound together by a common duty to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare within a built environment. We utilize traditional analog and current and state of the art digital technologies to provide students with the foundational skills necessary to enter the workforce or successfully transfer to a 4-year college or university.

The Architecture program assists students in preparation for a transfer to a 4-year university or career in the broad field of AEC with our AS and AAS degrees. The AS in Architectural Technology is a program that has been specifically designed to be an integral part of the Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and is transferable to the University of Utah through an articulation agreement with the School of Architecture. Students who plan to transfer to the University of Utah should make contact with the School of Architecture Department early in their program.

Students entering SLCC or the U of U have the opportunity to complete the same program in the same number of years. Students begin with Design Foundations, three courses combining thinking and doing with seeing and representing. Simultaneously, students take a broad range of courses including learning about the history and practice of design, the social and ecological impact of the built environment, and getting first-hand experience with industry design tools creating opportunities for students to be hired within the field during school.