Become an Architect

Are you ready to start your dream career? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the world of architectural design, and learn about the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in this career.

What Happens in this Certificate Course

The Architecture Certificate Course Online is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become an Architect). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Architecture Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program; however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Architecture Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Architecture Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Architecture Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

Introduction to Architecture

  • A Career as an Architect
  • Architecture, Then and Now
  • Benefits of Being an Architect

What an Architect Does

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • Design Instruments
  • Proposal Submission
  • Client Consultation and Contracts
  • Design Conception and Development
  • Construction Contract Administration

Laying the Foundation

  • Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Learning from Other Architects
  • Educational Programs
  • Resources for Self-Study

Getting Hired

  • Types of Employers
  • How to Find Job Openings
  • Job Hunting Materials
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Business

  • Getting Started
  • Financial Matters
  • Working with Strategic Partners
  • Working with Support Staff

Marketing Your Services

  • Choosing Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Community Outreach
  • Selling Your Services

What Is Included in this Architecture Certificate Course

This all-inclusive online Architecture Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Architecture Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become an Architect (e-book edition)
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Architects for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Architecture Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college


Register for the Architecture Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Architecture Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the [March 11, 2024] course.

Register today for the Architecture Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Architecture Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

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About a Career in Architecture

Are you looking for a career that combines your passion for design with the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives? Do you love seeing a project through from beginning to end? Does the prospect of working in a creative environment which offers generous compensation, personal satisfaction, and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development excite you?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then a career in architecture may be perfect for you!

As an architect, you’ll have opportunities to work for a wide variety of clients who have construction or renovation needs. From private individuals looking to design their dream home; to small business owners seeking to expand their premises; to large corporations and public institutions hoping to make their mark with an innovative, technologically advanced, or sustainable new facility; you’ll always have options for exciting projects.

Employment opportunities for architects are projected to grow 5% over the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you do land a job, you’ll be compensated well: annual average salaries for architects run upwards of $80,000. with architects at the top of their field earning over $136,400 per year. Experienced and self-employed architects have the potential to earn even more.

This is a career that requires professional licensing and often higher education. Registered architects must obtain an architect’s license, and qualifying for the license typically requires a bachelor’s degree, although some jurisdictions consider work experience to help fulfill the academic requirements.

Before spending your valuable time and money on advanced degrees and licensing, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the world of architecture to help you decide if this is a profession you want to pursue.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in your future and enroll in this course today to begin laying the foundation of your career in architecture.

My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
Kari Miller, Ohsweken, Ontario

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does an Architect Make?
    Employment opportunities for architects are projected to grow 5% over the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you do land a job, you’ll be compensated well: annual average salaries for architects run upwards of $80,000. Experienced and self-employed architects have the potential to earn even more.
  • What Does an Architect Do?
    As an architect, you’ll have opportunities to work for a wide variety of clients who have construction or renovation needs. From private individuals looking to design their dream home; to small business owners seeking to expand their premises; to large corporations and public institutions hoping to make their mark with an innovative, technologically advanced, or sustainable new facility; you’ll always have options for exciting projects.
  • How Do I Become an Architect?
    This is a career that requires professional licensing and often higher education. Registered architects must obtain an architect’s license, and qualifying for the license typically requires a bachelor’s degree, although some jurisdictions consider work experience to help fulfill the academic requirements. Before spending your valuable time and money on advanced degrees and licensing, an introductory course such as IAP Career College’s Architecture Certificate Course can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the world of architecture to help you decide if this is a profession you want to pursue.
  • What is the Architecture Certificate Course?
    IAP Career College’s Architecture Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become an Architect). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. This part-time Architecture Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program; however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.