Department Chair: Beckie Rago

Department Purpose: Prepare all students to utilize global technology resources, learn basic technology skills, and enhance their communication skills.

CAD I - Engineering Graphics

Course Credit: 2

Course Description:

This is a foundation course for students interested in a career in engineering. Students will be exposed to basic mechanical drafting techniques: sketching, orthographic projection, isometric drawing, scale drawing, and sections. If time permits 3D drafting may be introduced. Students will use “AutoCAD 2015 Design Suite,” an industry standard software package, to design working drawings of machine parts and solve various problems using two dimensional and three dimensional drawing practices.

CAD II - Residential Architectural Drafting & Design

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: CAD I

Course Description:

This is a computer aided drafting class that is recommended for students who have an interest in residential architectural design. The course introduces design process and drawing for residential design focusing on design of a single family residence. The class concentrates on various aspects of residential architectural drawing such as: plot plans, floor plan layouts, elevations, construction details, and 3-D house designs; the students will use the program “Softplan” to design a home. The students will develop skills in reading construction documents while producing a full set of house plans based on instructor’s guidelines.

CAD III - Advanced Architecture: Theories & Design

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: CAD II

Course Description:

This is an advanced course designed to provide career information and to apply concepts and render methods in the design and presentation of residential as well as commercial structures. These projects, using “Softplan” will include multi-unit residential buildings, single-family homes, renovation, and remodels. Classroom organization and activities will allow the student to articulate architectural concepts to peers and professionals. The final project will consist of a rendered presentation board showing the floor plans, site plans, elevations and pictorial of the student’s own design.

CAD IV - Advanced Architecture: Modeling & Presentation

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: CAD III

Course Description:

This course is designed for the senior student new to “AutoDesk Revit 2015”. The course takes a project based approach to learning “Revit’s” architectural tools in which the student develops a single family residence all the way to photo-realistic renderings. The second portion of the course will introduce the student to Building Information Modeling (BIM) with “Revit Structure 2015”. This section of the course will show students how to create, document and print parametric models, covering many different building types.