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Architectural Drafting



ARCH 1 Basic Architectural Drafting Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to drafting for the student majoring in architecture, interior design, or construction. Course topics include techniques and skills of drafting and design, introduction to building codes and construction methods, and basic construction documents used to communicate the building process. (CSU)

ARCH 2 Architectural Practice: Working Drawings Units 4.5
Prerequisites: ARCH 1 and ARCH 12; or ARCH 1 and E TECH 12; all with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer the study of building methods, processes, and the production of architectural working drawings as a communication medium. Design elements, building codes, structural components, and assembly procedures are emphasized. (CSU)

ARCH 3 Architectural Presentations Units 3
Prerequisites: ARCH 1 or equivalent; with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to various methods and approaches to architectural presentation, including model building, perspective development, and rendering. The course is oriented to the artistic presentation of architectural structures and includes work with color, black and white, and ink, utilizing various printing techniques commonly found in architectural offices. (CSU)

ARCH 5 Architectural Detailing Units 4.5
Prerequisites: ARCH 1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to drafting of construction details as they apply to various architectural structures. Building codes and regulations pertinent to the various details are emphasized. (CSU)

ARCH 8 Materials of Construction Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to instruct the student in the uses and applications of processes and materials related to general construction. (CSU)

ARCH 9 Design Fundamentals Units 3
Prerequisites: ARCH 1 or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and theories of architectural design through discussion and simple or semi-abstract exercises. The student studies and explores these topics as a means of establishing a design vocabulary. Studies also encompass development of sketching, presentation, and communication skills. (CSU)

ARCH 12 Computer-Aided Drafting Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 13 or ARCH 1, with a grade of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment in E TECH 13 or ARCH 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to utilize Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software on microcomputer CAD systems to produce a variety of drawings. The student learns the function and operation of typical CAD system components. Some of the course work allows the student to work in the field of individualized interest. (CSU)

ARCH 15 Selected Topics in Architecture Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of architecture not already covered by the existing curriculum. (CSU)

ARCH 20 Architectural Design and Drawing I Units 3.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course includes the principles, concepts, methods and skills pertaining to the freehand and drafted construction of drawings employing orthographic, axonometric, oblique, and lineal perspective drawing systems. The principles and concepts of two and three dimensional visual and architectural design are included. (UC, CSU)

ARCH 21 Architectural Design and Drawing II Units 3.5
Prerequisites: ARCH 20 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a continuation and development of the content and issues introduced in ARCH 20 plus the principles, concepts, methods and skills pertaining to the freehand and drafted construction of shadows, physical model building, entourage and color theory. (UC, CSU)

ARCH 22 Architectural Design and Drawing III Units 3.5
Prerequisites: ARCH 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a continuation and extension of the content and issues introduced in ARCH 20 and ARCH 21, plus the principles, concepts, methods, and skills pertaining to the freehand and drafted visualization and communication of quantitative and qualitative information to support analysis and conceptualization. (CSU)

ARCH 69V Internship: Architecture Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Prerequisite Skills: Ability to assess personal interests, values, and skills. Ability to research careers, and to make decisions relative to career planning and goal setting. Ability to conduct a job search, write a resume, and interview for employment.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the architecture internship. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units, including internship units during the semester. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in additoin to internship. The combined total numbers a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of internship program objectives and an employer internship agreement.
Advisories: GUID 20, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in architecture. Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of the Secretaries' Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140. (CSU)

ARCH 73 Blueprint Reading Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student for occupations requiring the ability to read and understand working drawings related to architectural structures. Residential and commercial blueprints and specifications are emphasized.

ARCH 76 Selected Topics: Architectural Drafting Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of architectural drafting not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

ARCH 76A Opportunities in Architectural Drafting Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to introduce the student to career opportunities in Architectural Drafting. Edcuational requirements, educational resources, and career-specific information are discussed. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

ARCH 87A Architectural Drafting Specialization Units 2
Prerequisites: ARCH 2.
Limitations on Enrollment: This course requires instructor approval to enroll.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the advanced student in architectural drafting. The student complete an advanced specialized project developed in consultation with the instructor.




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