Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Pre-Architecture, Associate of Applied Science

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School of Skilled Trades & Arts (STA)

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: 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 Advisor.

Career Opportunities


Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

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