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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Architecture Certificate: Architectural Design Concentration Level-II - L0417
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Architectural Materials and Specifications ARCH 142
  • Students will identify key elements of contract documents
  • Students will be able to describe the relationship of the various construction trades in their application of construction specifications.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic materials and methods of construction
  • Students will construct both full- and scale-models of construction assemblies.
  • 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 prepare architectural presentations utilizing multi-part views and physical models
  • Students will incorporate invisible grid form layout in a presentation board,
  • Students will be able to have basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create a presentation board
CADD and Digital Design Media Level I ARCH 121 (VOC)
  • 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
Design I - Elements of Design ARCH 101
  • Students will complete three-dimensional drawings and physical models.
  • Students will be able to use design tools and equipment of the profession.
  • 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
  • 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.
Design II - Architectural Design ARCH 102
  • Students will develop a repetitive tensile structure that achieves a static stability, using light thread and small wood sticks.
  • students will apply their knowledge of selected case study project to analyze and understand precedence to their design
  • Students will be able to apply the design process to create small building design(s).
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
World Architecture I ARCH 250
  • Students will be able to compare the architecture of ancient and classic civilizations.
  • 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 identify the major architectural works of ancient and classic civilizations.