Jul 19, 2024  
2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 
2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Pre-Architecture, Associate of Applied Science

School of Applied Technologies (AT)
School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

Architecture is the art and science of designing and constructing the built environment.  The Pre-Architecture degree is designed to introduce students to architectural design, history and practice.  Prepares students for transfer to a pre-professional architecture degree. 

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is an  Associate of Applied Science Degree.
  • This educational option can be completed:  4 Terms
  • This educational option is designed for: This degree is designed for students who wish to transfer directly to a Bachelor’s of Architecture program.
  • This educational option can be started:  Fall term only
  • Primary course location:  CNM Advanced Technology Center

Special Requirements

Additional Supplies

  • Students are required to purchase materials for architecture studio courses.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and most can be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

This program listed below is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Applied Science in Pre-Architecture from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Architecture at University of New Mexico (UNM).

Students interested in transferring to UNM should consult the UNM School of Architecture. Students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for specific admission and curricular requirements. Students should also consult an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.

Career Opportunities


Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 62

* Recommended: AMST 1140 , ENGL 2650 , ENGL 2660 , NATV 1150