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ARCHT-100, ID-100 - Careers in Architecture, Interior Design and Related Fields - Jason Oliver

Course:Careers in Architecture, Interior Design and Related Fields
Professor:Jason Oliver
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week



Jason OliverHi…my name is Jason Oliver and I’ll be your instructor for the ARCHT-100 / ID-100 Careers in Architecture, Interior Design, and Related Fields course. I am a licensed California Architect, Chair of the COC Architecture & Interior Design Program and a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in Building Design & Construction (LEED AP BD&C).

Course Description

This course will survey careers in architecture, interior design and related fields, including degree requirements, transfer institutions, income, and employment opportunities.

What to Expect in this Course

This class will utilize the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to complete our course requirements including discussions, grades, and other course activities (note that only students registered for the course will have access to the course on Canvas). Please refer to the Canvas Login Page for the most up to date Canvas login and support information and log into Canvas by visiting on the first scheduled date of our course. If you have not used Canvas before, please take time to review the Canvas tutorial so that you are familiar with the interface prior to the beginning of class. For assistance with Canvas please call (877) 889-9052 or direct your question(s) via e-mail to Note that you should be computer literate, with at least basic knowledge of Internet navigation and email procedures since the college can only provide minimal technological support. COC also provides students with an email account for all college business and communication; please go to to set up your student email account.

In order to comply with FERPA privacy requirements, correspondence with the college not coming from your student email account will be disregarded. I will be sending out announcements through the Canvas site and you may miss important information if you forget to check your COC student email. Similarly, certain e-mail providers either block or forward emails automatically to a junk mail folder, so please double check that course email communications are not in your spam folder.

Because this course is completely online it is ESSENTIAL that you read through all of the course materials located on the course website. Additional information on this class will be provided in the syllabus that will be accessible from Canvas once the class has started based on the dates listed above.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these classes prior to enrolling or the start date.

Types of Assessments

Online quizzes, online discussion boards, and written assignments

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

These textbooks are not required to complete the course, but are recommended for you to expand your awareness of the professions.  Copies are available for free use in the COC Valencia Campus Library Reserve Section:

Becoming an Architect
Publisher: Wiley
Author: Waldrep, Lee W. 
ISBN 978-1118612132
Edition:  3rd edition

Becoming an Interior Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design
Publisher: Wiley
Author: Piotrowski, Christine M. 
ISBN 978-0470114230
Edition:  2nd edition

Becoming a Green Building Professional A Guide to Careers in Sustainable Architecture, Design, Engineering, Development and Operations
Publisher: Wiley
Author: Henderson, Holley 
ISBN 978-0470951439
Edition:  1st edition

Other Relevant Course Information

…. many students register for online courses believing they will be easier or require less time than a traditional face-to-face class. Online courses sometimes require a greater commitment of your time & focus than a traditional course and while you will definitely benefit by not having to travel to campus or logging into a live Zoom session like you would for a traditional class, the discipline and responsibility necessary for completing the course is essentially all on your shoulders (…you will need to schedule time every week for viewing the lectures and completing the required homework & exams on-time).

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 05/28/2021 Sub#: 106