Architecture

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
ARCH 222 (VOC)Advanced Digital Design, Illustration and Animation^ Students will be able to create animated walk-through and fly-through "movies" of building interior and exteriors. ^ Students will be able to use rendering/animation software for architectural (and interior)3-D model making ^ Students will set camera-specific views of the virtual model or scene
ARCH 147 (VOC)Architectural CAD and BIM^ Students will be able to use architectural software for building virtual models for design and Design Development drawings. ^ Students will successfully plot 2D and 3D projections of virtual building model according to industry standards.
ARCH 247 (VOC)Architectural CAD Working Drawings^ Students will be able to use common and architectural software for detailed 3-D computer-simulated models (both interior and exterior). ^ Students will create design development and working drawing sets reflecting refined job skills in architectural CAD.
ARCH 146Architectural Drawings and Fabrications^ Students will apply appropriate architectural standards to produce construction drawings. ^ Students will apply quality control procedures to produce architectural working drawings ^ Students will be able to produce a simple set of working drawings of a light-frame building of "Type V" construction suitable for building department "Plan-check" submittal.
ARCH 221Architectural Illustration^ 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.
ARCH 142Architectural Materials and Specifications^ Students will be able to describe the relationship of the various construction trades in their application of construction specifications. ^ Students will be able to identify the primary CSI divisions by name and correlated number ^ Students will construct both full- and scale-models of construction assemblies. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic materials and methods of construction ^ Students will identify key elements of contract documents
ARCH 122Architectural Presentations^ Students will incorporate invisible grid form layout in a presentation board, ^ Students will prepare architectural presentations utilizing multi-part views and physical models
ARCH 290Architectural Work Experience^ Architecture Work Experience Students will have good work habits ^ Architecture Work Experience Students will have strong technical skills
ARCH 145Building and Zoning Codes^ students will be able to determine occupancy type and occupant load requirements for a specific building design ^ 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. ^ Students will be able to use basic zoning and building code requirements with other design criteria in non-complex architectural design and construction documents.
ARCH 121 (VOC)CADD and Digital Design Media Level I ^ Students will be able to utilize common software for word processing for basic report/specification writing. ^ Students will produce architectural or engineering CADD drawings to the appropriate scale using industry standard conventions
INSP 71Construction Estimating^ Students will prepare a construction bid using plans for a simple building. ^ Students will solve basic problems in construction estimation.
ARCH 141 (VOC)Design Drawing and Communication^ Students will be able to perform the various drawing standards and conventions used in architecture. ^ Students will execute orthographic and 3D drawing projections ^ Students will use basic architectural nomenclature related to the design of structures.
ARCH 101Design I - Elements of Design^ Students will apply subractive process as a design methodology ^ Students will be able to apply graphic principles/standards and conventions used in 2D/3D architectural design. ^ Students will be able to use design tools and equipment of the profession. ^ Students will complete three-dimensional drawings and physical models. ^ Upon completion of this course, 70% of students will pass a test with a grade of C or better. ^ Visit and synthesize actual site, program and concept to produce small buildings for a specific location.
ARCH 102Design II - Architectural Design^ Students will be able to apply the design process to create small building design(s). ^ Students will develop a repetitive tensile structure that achieves a static stability, using light thread and small wood sticks.
ARCH 201Design III - Environmental Design^ 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
ARCH 202Design IV - Advanced Project^ Students will be able to synthesize preliminary design alternatives into one well-presented final architectural design solution ^ Students will demonstrate architectural design research techniques ^ Students will present and evaluate the pros and cons of particular architectural design alternative solution.
INSP 70Elements of Construction^ Students will apply a CPM scheduling technique to a simple construction project. ^ Students will be able to describe the process of a building construction project from planning, design, contracting, construction to facility management.
INSP 87Fundamentals of Construction Inspection^ Document and report results of construction field inspections according to established guidelines. ^ Identify building codes and construction standards applicable for a particular building type and location. ^ Identify improper wood framing field practices and defective field connections of steel framing. ^ Recommend proper procedures to correct construction field defects. ^ Students will be able to identify building codes and construction standards applicable for a particular building type and location. ^ Students will be able to verify structural elements in accordance to approved construction drawings and code requirements of a light frame construction. ^ Verify structural elements in accordance to approved construction drawings and code requirements of a light frame construction.
INSP 17Legal Aspects of Construction^ 1. Research and delineate applicable licensing requirements, construction business organizations, legal terminology and legal responsibilities ^ Evaluate and follow legal contract documents and construction documents for bidding, construction administration, contract modifications ^ 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 ^ Identify the function and purpose of construction drawings, specifications, addenda, shop drawings and change orders ^ Students will be able to describe the function and inter-relationship among the various legal documents used in the construction of a building (include contract, conditions, drawings and specifications). ^ Students will be able to list the state requirements for licensing as a contractor
INSP 67Reading Construction Drawings^ Students will be able to utilize construction drawings to interpret communication of symbols. ^ Students will recognize the significance of construction drawings and their accuracy of content as "contract drawings"
ARCH 250World Architecture I^ Students will be able to analyze the influence of vernacular construction techniques and materials in the architectural development of ancient and classic civilizations. ^ Students will be able to compare the architecture of ancient and classic civilizations. ^ Students will identify the major architectural works of ancient and classic civilizations.
ARCH 251World Architecture II^ Students will be able to describe the impact of the Industrial Revolution on architectural design and theory. ^ Students will be able to identify the major architectural works from the Renaissance . ^ Students will summarize in their own words contemporary reviews of architecture using appropriate vocabulary.