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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorAntonio Adessi, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Professor, Architecture & Construction
850.769.1551, ext 5887

Pathway NavigatorRachel Hibbard
850.769.1551 ext. 3835
***email is the preferred method of communication***


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Architecture, AA

Do You Have a Passion for Architecture?

Would you like to plan and design new buildings and spaces, or work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings? If you're interested in a career in architecture, architectural technology or interior/spatial design, our professors will help you develop highly desirable, creative, visual and technical skills.

This transfer track is designed to prepare students for entry into a Bachelor's program in Architecture at the Florida university level.  Students should be familiar with the admission requirements of the university they plan to attend.

Advising Note:

Make sure to enroll in the Design Sequence courses (ARC1301C Design1.1 to ARC2304C Design 2.2) starting your first Fall semester.

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Architecture Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Select two from a list of Math courses
College Physics & Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences

Physics Lab
Design Courses
Architecture Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with Architecture Associate of Arts?

In this field, people find careers as:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

In this field, people find careers as:

Architecture and Engineering Manager
Urban and Regional Planning
Landscape Architects

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Robby Fayas

It was my time at Gulf Coast that exposed me to the creative aspect of drafting, so that's what pushed me toward a career in architecture.  - AA in Architecture

Are you ready to get started?

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Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.