Core
Architectural and Engineering Design (120 required hours)
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Prerequisite(s)
Students in the Architectural and Engineering Design program will select their emphasis of study – Architectural Design or Engineering Design. Then they will be immersed in curriculum that exposes them to the state of industry software, such as: AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and/or SOLIDWORKS. Throughout the course of the program students will become familiar with, and demonstrate competency in the usage of drafting symbols, units of measure, scale, notation systems, 2D and 3D layouts, proper drawing sheet orientation, and redlining for drawing revision. This program prepares students for a wide variety of drafting and design positions within the industry aligned to their emphasis of study. Upon completion students will have developed a strong working knowledge of graphic communication skills, approaches to computer aided design, and the technical skills that goes along with it. Students are then positioned to become leaders in parametric modeling and/or building information modeling (BIM), both key components for successful careers in the industries experiencing phenomenal growth and development.
This course introduces you to Design Thinking, which is an essential problem-solving technique for design. You will seek to solve relevant design problems via a series of phases or stages often referred to as the Design Process. You will investigate each stage by reviewing other designer's ideologies about good design. Furthermore, you will determine what you believe makes good design and be challenged to ideate, create, and explore in directions you would not have otherwise gone to develop the best solutions for your design problems.
Portfolio Development provides students with the opportunity to create an organized, presentable portfolio that compiles their best course work for use in job applications and interviews. Students will also review portfolio developing concepts, such as best practices and how to showcase their problem-solving skills for industry related employment.
Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.
Emphasis
Architectural Emphasis (780 required hours)
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Prerequisite(s)
Custom Home Design is an introductory course for residential design. Utilizing 3D design software such as SketchUp, you will familiarize yourself with basic residential design concepts to develop the aesthetics of residences that align with specific architectural styles. To do this, you will demonstrate your ability to create bubble sketches, develop floorplans, and apply common architectural measurements to your design. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback from your instructor(s) to practice iterating your design. Then using Bluebeam, you will create a residential plan brochure to showcase your work.
Rapid Prototyping is an introductory course to engineering design. Utilizing 3D design software such as SOLIDWORKS, you will familiarize yourself with prototyping methods to design and develop a physical product that meets the needs of a mock stake holder. To do this, you will demonstrate your ability to sketch, model, and prototype your design. Throughout the process, you will receive feedback from your mock stake holder in order to practice iterating your design and meeting client needs. Then using a 3D printer, you'll create a physical prototype to showcase your iterated final product.
Visual Communication for Architecture explores CAD technology to interpret and prepare blueprints. This includes identifying line types, assessing design scale, reviewing drawing conventions and procedures, and dimensioning. Applying these concepts you will develop a floor plan, exterior elevations, and a roof plan for a starter home. Using these designs you will then create a physical 3D model with the aid of a laser cutter.
This course serves as an introduction to residential design and explores emerging CAD tools to design a code-compliant home. You will use AutoCAD to design and model a small residential home with an emphasis on residential codes, materials, and methods of construction. This course includes the demonstration of architectural sketching techniques based on established residential drafting and design principles.
In this course you will model a commercial building using Revit, a 3D parametric building design software. You will model floorplans, roof and floor systems, ceiling plans, vertical circulations, and elevations. You will also render interior and perspective views.
This course provides an opportunity to further develop and refine your Revit modeling skills. You will explore Building Information Modeling (BIM), continue to learn about Revit's modeling fundamentals and practice family content creation.
Commercial Drafting and Codes explores commercial design specifications such as zoning regulations, planned development, and code requirements. Using Revit, you will take on the role of an architectural designer to develop a small set of construction ready documents that align with the International Building Code (IBC) and ADA standards. You will identify basic processes used to design commercial buildings, including the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design process for preparing drawings and coordinating the design of different building types. Emphasis is placed on how zoning regulation, building codes, and sustainability are integrated into the design.
BIM Coordination and Detailing offers a brief overview of BIM modeling and design integration of most of the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) disciplines. With Revit you will model the systems of a commercial building including the structure, mechanical duct work, plumbing and electrical. Then, using Navisworks, a clash detection software, you will coordinate your building's model to identify clashes between all disciplines. Lastly, you'll focus on architectural and structural detailing.
The Capstone Project course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Capstone Project course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Capstone Project course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Skill Building course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Design Externship course provides you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques you learned in the classroom to a job experience, as part of a workplace training. Classroom instruction must precede the job experience, or you must be enrolled in the program at the same time as the work experience.
The Skill Building course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Skill Building course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
Job Seeking Skills explores how to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. During this course, you will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.
Engineering Emphasis (780 required hours)
Hours
Prerequisite(s)
Custom Home Design is an introductory course for residential design. Utilizing 3D design software such as SketchUp, you will familiarize yourself with basic residential design concepts to develop the aesthetics of residences that align with specific architectural styles. To do this, you will demonstrate your ability to create bubble sketches, develop floorplans, and apply common architectural measurements to your design. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback from your instructor(s) to practice iterating your design. Then using Bluebeam, you will create a residential plan brochure to showcase your work.
Rapid Prototyping is an introductory course to engineering design. Utilizing 3D design software such as SOLIDWORKS, you will familiarize yourself with prototyping methods to design and develop a physical product that meets the needs of a mock stake holder. To do this, you will demonstrate your ability to sketch, model, and prototype your design. Throughout the process, you will receive feedback from your mock stake holder in order to practice iterating your design and meeting client needs. Then using a 3D printer, you'll create a physical prototype to showcase your iterated final product.
Visual Communication for Engineering explores CAD technology to interpret and prepare blueprints. Which includes identifying line types, assessing scale, orthographic projection, isometric sketching, design measuring and dimensioning. You will work with 2D and 3D objects in order to demonstrate the relationship between pictorial representation and physical parts. Applying these concepts you will develop product designs, including orthographic shop drawings and a flat pattern for a toy vehicle. Using these designs you will create a physical 3D model of your toy vehicle with the aid of a laser cutter.
SOLIDWORKS I: Product Design explores the creative process of applying basic design principles. Throughout this course you will utilize SOLIDWORKS fundamentals to model simple and complex designs.
This course serves as an introduction to blueprint reading and drafting and explores emerging CAD tools to develop product designs. You will use SOLIDWORKS to design and model a set of working drawings for a complex assembly with an emphasis on technical drawing conventions and procedures. This course includes the demonstration of engineering sketching techniques based on established ASME drafting principles.
SOLIDWORKS II offers students the opportunity to advance their SolidWorks software skills by creating solids, surfaces, and multibody components. During this course, you will create configurations for a mechanical parts as well as the associated manufacturing drawings.
SOLIDWORKS III: Advanced Techniques examines creating 3D sketches. During this course you will use constrained extrudes, lofts, and sweeps on appropriate sketching planes in order to develop working drawings from 3D models.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a course that explores SOLIDWORKS to create state of the industry working drawings that include the latest ASME Y14.5 GD&T standards. Course content includes dimensions, fits, tolerances, surface quality, symbols and terms, and production specifications.
The Capstone Project course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Capstone Project course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Capstone Project course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Skill Building course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Design Externship course provides you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques you learned in the classroom to a job experience, as part of a workplace training. Classroom instruction must precede the job experience, or you must be enrolled in the program at the same time as the work experience.
The Skill Building course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
The Skill Building course provides you with the opportunity to continue to develop your skill set by completing a project of your choice (with your instructor's approval). Your project may include developing product designs, architectural designing and drafting, obtaining a new skill, preparing for a certification exam, or learning a new state of the industry software. All approved projects are intended to showcase, demonstrate, and grow your skill set.
Job Seeking Skills explores how to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. During this course, you will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.
Support Courses
Architectural and Engineering Design (0 required hours)
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Prerequisite(s)
Students in this course will receive assistance with essential reading, math, or computer skills to supplement their program study.
Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.