Drafting - Architectural

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2012-2013 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in drafting with an architectural concentration. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 73 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 57 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ARCH 1100 Architectural Drafting I
Basic techniques and fundamentals of architectural drafting with emphasis on line work, lettering, and basic technical drawing. Basic drafting skills are developed through projects devoted to acquiring knowledge of basic residential construction methods and their graphical representation. Emphasis is placed on industry standards.
2
ARCH 1110 Architectural Drafting I Lab
Lab experience for ARCH 1100.
2
ARCH 1120 Materials of Construction
As related to the architectural industry, the study of standards, codes, materials, and methods of construction. Raw materials and manufactured products are studied.
3
ARCH 1140 Introduction to Construction
Basic building construction theory, methods, and techniques, including site work, concrete, masonry, rough and finish carpentry, and structural calculation. Wood and steel building components are discussed.
1
ARCH 1150 Introduction to Construction Lab
Lab for ARCH 1140. Through group projects, students learn basic construction practices and will build a small structure.
2
ARCH 1200 Architectural Drafting II
A sequence course to Architectural Drafting I that will provide a study into the basic design theories applied in the creation of residential structures both single and multi-unit and light commercial structures. Application of theory will be through projects designed to acquaint the student with the accepted structural methods used and the transformation of this knowledge into working drawings using dimension lumber, steel joists with decking and other material.
4
ARCH 1210 Architectural Drafting II Lab
Lab experience for ARCH 1200.
6
ARCH 1220 Estimating for Construction
Sequence course to ARCH 1120 that provides further study into materials, quantity determination, and costs.
3
ARCH 1240 Computer Assisted Drafting I
Basic skills in Computer-Assisted Drafting, CAD, by assigned problems and projects using keyboard and mouse entry, drawing and lettering with CAD, and printing finished work. Students work in model and paper space. Projects consist of various mechanical drawings.
2
ARCH 1250 Computer Assisted Drafting I Lab
The development of basic skills in CAD using the microcomputer and AutoCAD. Students will plot and print drawings using CAD equipment and develop written documents with the word processor. Emphasis is placed on following industry and office standards.
2
ARCH 2100 Surveying and Site Planning
A theory and lab course devoted to the study of plane surveying and the application to civil drafting and architectural site planning. The use of field surveying equipment and office aspects of plane surveying help to develop the skills needed to gather, record and use information from the site.
3
ARCH 2120 Building Mechanicals
This course introduces the study of the materials, and the method of sizing some of the equipment used in the lighting, electrical, mechanical, water and plumbing systems. It provides the student technician with the theory of how a modern building provides climate control and the lab for applications.
3
ARCH 2150 Civil Drafting
A lecture and lab course devoted to the study of map drafting designed to present fundamental graphical concepts and related material as they apply to the field of civil technology. Course includes a lab segment devoted to the application of civil drafting and designed to practice fundamental graphical concepts and related material as they apply to site planning. The activity problems will be completed on the computer using a recent AutoCAD Version for Windows and Word for Windows.
2
PHYS 2150 Structural Analysis
Survey of mechanics, heat, sound and electromagnetism and their applications in the design and building of structures.
3
ARCH 2170 Structural CAD Drafting I
This theory and lab course covers the introduction of detailing structural systems utilizing steel, concrete, and timber. The main emphasis is on the how and why of engineering bidding documents and shop drawings for steel, concrete, and timber structural systems. The student technician will sketch and develop construction, shop, drawings from the text book. The student will produce all shop drawings using recent AutoCAD software. Drafting emphasis is placed on presentation, industry standards, labeling and plotting.
4
ARCH 2200 Structural CAD Drafting II
This course is a lecture and lab class that covers the detailing of structural systems utilizing steel and concrete. The main emphasis is on the how and why of engineering bidding documents and shop drawings for steel and concrete structural systems. The student technician will sketch and develop construction, shop, drawings from construction documents. The student will produce all shop drawings using recent AutoCAD software. Drafting emphasis is placed on presentation, industry standards, labeling and plotting.
6
ARCH 2250 Construction Documents
This course is a theory and lab study of construction contract documents regarding the content, preparation, application, and interpretation of the AIA forms. These documents are part of the administration of the construction process. The student will study interrelationships of the front ends, technical specifications, and drawings.
2
ARCH 2260 Introduction to Inventor
This course offers an introduction to basic drafting concepts and practices through the use of AutoDesk Inventor. The students will develop an understanding of how industry uses this software to quickly create 3-D objects. The student will learn the process of creating basic shapes to build solid models, create assemblies of multiple objects, create animations, and do final working drawings. Permission of instructor required.
3
ARCH 2300 Computer Assisted Drafting II
A continuation of CAD Drafting I with theory and lab designed to develop a proper understanding of how the program functions and knowing the program limitations. The class will help in developing skills and procedures to draw a three dimensional model of a commercial building using Autodesk Architecture.
4

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3

Mathematics 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Applied Mathematics I
Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.
3
MATH 1060 Applied Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1020 developing skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry for success in specific vocational and technical fields. Numerical methods presented in MATH 1020 are supplemented by geometric methods. Use of a scientific calculator still plays a prominent role in the course. The topics to be covered include algebraic operations and properties, equations and formulas, graphing, geometry and constructions, and trigonometry.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications
Covers the command and functions available on microcomputers including a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

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