ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

Associate in Science Degree: Architectural Drafting and Technology

The Architectural Drafting program is designed to prepare students for careers in industry as drafters or related occupations, and/or transfer to a four or five-year architectural program. Drafting technicians are in short supply, affording many employment opportunities for qualified individuals. The program provides students with entry-level skills and knowledge in the fields of computer and architectural drafting. Competencies include knowledge in AutoCAD generated drawings, current practices in architectural drafting and construction technology, 2-D and 3-D drawings, drafting techniques such as clarity, line weight expression and accuracy.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills required for employment in architectural computer aided drafting

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 38-39
 

    Units
ARCHT-100 Careers in Architecture, Interior Design and Related Fields 1.0
ARCHT-110 Architectural Drafting I 3.0
ARCHT-120 Design I - Elements of Architectural Design 3.0
ARCHT-140 Materials and Methods of Construction 3.0
ARCHT-160 AutoCAD for Architecture and Interior Design 3.0
ARCHT-180 Codes and Zoning Regulations 3.0
ARCHT-190 Design II - Space Planning 3.0
ARCHT-240 Architectural Design Portfolio 3.0
ARCHT-200B Design III - Environmental Design Lab 1.0
ARCHT-200A Sustainable Development and Environmental Design 3.0
ARCHT-220 Architectural Drafting II 3.0
ARCHT-270 CAD 3-D Modeling/Animation 4.0
OR    
ARCHT-280 Design IV - Advanced Design 3.0
ID-103 Perspective and Interior Illustration 3.0
OR    
ID-104 Rapid Visualization and Illustration 3.0
ID-114 Architecture and Interiors History: Antiquity - Classical Revival 3.0
OR    
ID-115 Architecture and Interiors History: Classical Revival - Post Modern 3.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
ANTHRO-103 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
OR    
ANTHRO-103H Cultural Anthropology - Honors 3.0
ART-124A Drawing I 3.0
GMD-047 Introduction to Photoshop 1.0
ID-102 Applied Color for Designers 3.0
ID-207 Residential Design 3.0


Certificate of Achievement: Architectural Drafting

The architectural drafting program is designed to prepare students for careers in industry as drafters or related occupations, and/or transfer to a 4 or 5-year architectural program. Drafting technicians are in short supply, affording many employment opportunities for qualified individuals. The program provides students with entry-level skills and knowledge in the fields of computer and architectural drafting. Competencies include knowledge in AutoCAD generated drawings, current practices in architectural drafting and construction technology, 2-D and 3-D drawings, drafting techniques such a clarity, line weight expression and accuracy to name a few.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for entry level drafting positions. An associate degree and certificate can be earned in architectural drafting.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills required for employment in architectural drafting.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 32
 

    Units
ARCHT-100 Careers in Architecture, Interior Design and Related Fields 1.0
ARCHT-110 Architectural Drafting I 3.0
ARCHT-140 Materials and Methods of Construction 3.0
ARCHT-160 AutoCAD for Architecture and Interior Design 3.0
ARCHT-180 Codes and Zoning Regulations 3.0
ARCHT-190 Design II - Space Planning 3.0
ARCHT-220 Architectural Drafting II 3.0
ARCHT-240 Architectural Design Portfolio 3.0
ARCHT-260 Advanced CAD for Architecture and Interior Design 3.0
ARCHT-270 CAD 3-D Modeling/Animation 4.0
ID-114 Architecture and Interiors History: Antiquity - Classical Revival 3.0
OR    
ID-115 Architecture and Interiors History: Classical Revival - Post Modern 3.0


Certificate of Specialization: Architectural Computer Aided Drafting

Students will complete a series of Architectural Drafting Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) courses to become proficient in a high-skilled specialization that is in high demand.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills required for employment in architectural computer aided drafting.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 16
 

    Units
ARCHT-110 Architectural Drafting I 3.0
ARCHT-160 AutoCAD for Architecture and Interior Design 3.0
ARCHT-220 Architectural Drafting II 3.0
ARCHT-260 Advanced CAD for Architecture and Interior Design 3.0
ARCHT-270 CAD 3-D Modeling/Animation 4.0


ARCHT 096L ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND CAD LAB
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
A lab for the currently enrolled architecture or interior design student who wishes to increase skills through the use of the design lab facility.

Note: Students must attend faculty supervised weekly scheduled class time posted in printed schedule. Hours must be accrued at a time separate from any other class in which the student is also registered. This course is not a required course for any certificate or degree in architecture or the interior design program. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


ARCHT 100 CAREERS IN ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND RELATED FIELDS
Units: 1.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture
Surveys careers in architecture, interior design and related fields, including degree requirements, transfer institutions, income, and employment opportunities. Field trips may be required. (Same as ID-100)


ARCHT 110 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING I
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Presents current practices in architectural drafting and construction technology focusing on a small single family residence. Drafting techniques will emphasize clarity, line weight expression and accuracy. Same as ID-110.


ARCHT 120 DESIGN I - ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the fundamentals of 2-D and 3-D design and the design process and problems of structural and spatial definitions.


ARCHT 140 MATERIALS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces principles, materials, methods, and processes of construction. Combines both theory and practical application. Field trips may be required.


ARCHT 160 AUTOCAD FOR ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: ARCHT-110 or ID-110

Presents drawing and editing commands and procedures to complete basic 2D drawings for an architectural set of construction documents.


ARCHT 180 CODES AND ZONING REGULATIONS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Provides an in-depth review of California Building Codes, ADA or California Title 24 (Disabled Access Regulations based on the Americans with Disability Act), as related to commercial, residential and institutional projects. Students will apply building and zoning codes for the design and drafting in architecture and interior design.


ARCHT 190 DESIGN II – DESIGN PROCESS
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: ID-110 or ARCHT-110 Recommended Preparation: ARCHT-120 and ID-101B and ID-103

Presents solutions to designing interior and/or exterior spaces, including human factors for all populations, and develops 2-D and 3-D presentations. Same as ID-190.


ARCHT 200A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces sustainable development and environmental design concepts related to culture, economics, politics, climate, energy systems, architecture and city planning. Students who have earned credit for ARCHT 200 cannot receive credit for this course.


ARCHT 200B DESIGN III - ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN LAB
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: ARCHT-120 Co-requisite: ARCHT-200A Recommended Preparation: ARCHT-140, ARCHT-110 or ID-110, and ID-103

Introduces Green Building Design and Sustainable Design related to climate, energy use, comfort, and materials. Includes architectural methods of ventilating, cooling, heating, and lighting for envelope-load dominated buildings.


ARCHT 220 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: ARCHT-160

Presents architectural drawings using 2D advanced commands, including appropriate codes for a two story wood frame structure.


ARCHT 240 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken three times for credit

Creation of individual student portfolios emphasizing student accomplishments, instructional objectives, and portfolio content desired for interviews in industry, or those required by accredited schools of architecture.


ARCHT 260 ADVANCED CAD FOR ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: ARCHT-160

Presents advanced computer-aided drafting (CAD) features to create three-dimensional conceptual drawings.


ARCHT 270 CAD 3-D MODELING/ANIMATION
Units: 4.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab
May be taken three two for credit

Prerequisite: ARCHT-160

Intermediate to advanced architectural CAD in 3-D illustration, rendering and animation. Virtual 'walk-through' and 'fly-through' of interior/exterior 3-D models with photo-realistic materials and lighting will be produced.


ARCHT 280 DESIGN IV - ADVANCED DESIGN
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: ARCHT-140, ARCHT-200A, ARCHT-200B, ARCHT-220 and ID-114 Recommended Preparation: ID-115

Application of methods and theory used in architectural design projects. Includes graphic technique, design process, site analysis, presentation drawings, construction principles, physical and cultural determinants of design and urban form. Portfolio will be produced.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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