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Discipline: Technology & Health: Architecture
Course Name Course Number
Advanced Digital Design, Illustration and Animation ARCH 222
  • Students will be able to create animated walk-through and fly-through "movies" of building interior and exteriors.
  • Students will set camera-specific views of the virtual model or scene
Architectural CAD and BIM ARCH 147
  • Student will be able to create and make use of "families" in their 3d model
  • Students will successfully plot 2D and 3D projections of virtual building model according to industry standards.
Architectural CAD Working Drawings ARCH 247
  • Students will be able to use common and specialized architectural software to create refined 3-D computer-simulated models.
  • Students will be able to create design development and working drawing sets reflecting refined job skills in current architectural CAD software.
Architectural Drawings and Fabrications ARCH 146
  • Students will review and pass safety quiz to safely use the tools and equipment in teh shop environment
  • students will be able to design simple object using CAD and use the file to fabricate the drawn objects with digital tools
Architectural Materials and Specifications ARCH 142
  • Students will be able to identify the primary CSI divisions by name and correlated number
  • Students will be able to measure, cut and nail lumber of various length to frame a floor joist system
Architectural Presentations ARCH 122
  • Students will incorporate invisible grid form layout in a presentation board,
  • Students will be able to have basic knowledge of Adobe Software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create a presentation boards
Architectural Rendering and Illustration ARCH 221
  • Students will be able to solve graphic design problems in shade, shadow, and view composition
  • Students will prepare perspective illustrations as they relate to the architectural and interior design professions.
Architectural Work Experience ARCH 290
  • Students will demonstrate competency using skills developed in the ARCH and ECT programs by developing and completing a project according to industry partner and\/ or faculty advisor.
  • Students will learn punctuality, effective communication, time management, and team collaboration.\n
Building and Zoning Codes ARCH 145
  • Students will be able to determine the applicable current building and zoning code titles\/editions for any given location.
  • Students will be able to follow typical government procedures in obtaining zoning approval and building permits of simulated building project.
CADD and Digital Design Media Level I ECT 16
  • Students will be able to recognize and apply basic CADD commands
  • Students will be able to calculate and determine appropriate scale factors.
  • Student will be able to draft plans, elevations, sections.
CADD and Digital Design Media Level I ARCH 121
  • Student will be able to import images of human figures into Rhino3D software, and scale the height of the person in that image to an actual feet and inches height.
  • Students will be able to assign different line types and line weight to specific drawing types.
Civil Engineering Technology and CADD ECT 26
  • Students will be able to develop and complete a set of drawings to industry standards in CADD
  • Students will develop, plot and evaluate topographical maps based on survey data.
  • Students will develop portfolios of civil documents using CADD. A full and final set of drawing sheets will act as the "portfolio"
Construction Estimating ECT 71
  • Students will be able to identify and extract various methods of construction estimation
  • Students will prepare a construction bid using plans for a simple building.
  • Students will solve basic problems in construction estimation.
Design Drawing and Communication ARCH 141
  • Students will execute orthographic and 3D drawing projections
  • Students will be able to perform the various drawing standards and conventions used in architecture.
  • Students will use basic architectural nomenclature related to the design of structures.
Design I - Elements of Design ARCH 101
  • Students will be able to use design tools and equipment of the profession. \n\n
  • Students will be able to apply graphic principles\/standards and conventions used in 2D\/3D architectural design.
  • Students will apply subtractive process as a design methodology
  • Visit and synthesize actual site, program and concept to produce small buildings for a specific location.
Design II - Architectural Design ARCH 102
  • Students will be able to apply the design process to create small building design(s).
  • Students will apply their knowledge of selected case study project to analyze and understand precedence to their design
  • students will study the composition of planar elements to create architectural space
  • Students will re-contour a hillside creating flat buildable areas using the cut and fill method
Design III - Environmental Design ARCH 201
  • Students will be able to apply the environmental design process and procedure beyond the scope of a single building.
  • Students will develop a response to a site analysis
Design IV - Advanced Project ARCH 202
  • Students will demonstrate architectural design research techniques\n\n
  • Students will present and evaluate the pros and cons of particular architectural design alternative solution.\n\n
Elements of Construction Management ECT 70
  • Students will be able to identify roles and responsibility of construction management, per industry standards
  • Student will use Standard Construction Industry Terminology
  • Students will be able to recognize common building construction theory and practices
  • Students will apply a CPM scheduling technique to a simple construction project.
Fundamentals of Construction Inspection ECT 87
  • Identify building codes and construction standards applicable for a particular building type and location.
  • Students will be able to Identify improper wood framing field practices and defective field connections of steel framing.
  • students will document and report results of construction field inspections according to established guidelines.
Legal Aspects of Construction ECT 17
  • Identify the function and purpose of construction drawings, specifications, addenda, shop drawings and change orders
  • Research and delineate applicable licensing requirements, construction business organizations, legal terminology and legal responsibilities
  • Explain contractual legal relationships among owner, architect contractor and sub-contractors
  • Identify applicable codes, standards and procedures for building permits, material and labor payments, mechanic's lien, inspections and occupancy permits for the completion of a building's construction
Reading Construction Drawings ECT 67
  • Identify errors or conflicts in a set of construction drawings when applied to field conditions and take proper steps to verify, resolve, and minimize potential problems.
  • Read and interpret civil engineering, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical construction drawings for buildings such as a single family house.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of building professionals with regard to the use of construction drawings and other contract documents.
Science Concepts for Sustainable Design and Environmental Control ARCH 180
  • Students will be able to evaluate Solar Geometry in relationship to architecture\n
  • Students will be able to identify passive heating and cooling systems and their applicability to buildings in different climates.
World Architecture I ARCH 250
  • Students will identify the major architectural works of ancient and classic civilizations.
  • Students will be able to compare the architecture of ancient and classic civilizations.
World Architecture II ARCH 251
  • Students will be able to identify the major architectural works from the Renaissance .
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of the Industrial Revolution on architectural design and theory. \n