Architectural and Engineering Design

Course Descriptions
Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2018)

DRFT 0000 - Architectural and Engineering Design Orientation 0 Hours
 
DRFT 1035 - Pictorial Drafting 30 Hours
Students in this class will learn pictorial drawing representation, which includes topics such as: oblique, isometric, diametric, assemblies, exploded assemblies, shade and shadow techniques, and perspective drawings.  
DRFT 1045 - Blueprint Reading 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn basic blueprint reading skills. Standard industrial practices will be applied on one or more industrial drawings. Principles and applications of the following will be used: lettering, orthographic, oblique, isometric, dimensioning, sectioning, and auxiliary views.  
BTEC 1031 - Word Processing Fundamentals 30 Hours
Students will learn to create, format, and save documents. They will also learn to use the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.  
BTEC 1032 - Spreadsheet Fundamentals 30 Hours
In this course students will learn essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Students will be introduced to the essential spreadsheet features needed to create worksheets by entering and editing data. The will also learn to format worksheets and will explore the use of formulas, functions, and charts.  
DRFT 1017 - Basic Computer Aided Drafting 120 Hours
This course provides students with an introduction to the use of computer aided drafting software and hardware. Instruction will be given on hardware, software, operating systems, coordinate systems, drawing and editing commands and plotting.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.  
DRFT 1001 - Basic Blueprint Reading for Architectural Drafting 45 Hours
Students in this course will learn to read and interpret architectural construction documents as a foundation to blueprint reading and creation. Students will interpret construction drawings of various architecture and engineering scales to determine real-world measurements. They will learn the organizational structure of architecture drawings. Students will also be able to determine construction methods from architectural working drawings of building plans, sections, elevations, assemblies, and details.  
DRFT 1025 - Architectural Drafting 90 Hours
This course includes the demonstration of architectural sketching techniques based on established residential architectural drafting principles. Students will apply proper planning techniques in the creation of site, foundation and floor plans. They will also create stair detail and elevation drawings.  
DRFT 1081 - Architectural 3D Modeling and Rendering: Revit 3D 90 Hours
During this course students will learn advanced 3D architectural modeling and parametric design using Revit 3D software. Architectural 3D CAD models will be developed, animated, and rendered. Presentation style drawings will be produced. Students will learn current industry standard modeling, rendering, and animation software.  
DRFT 1085 - Residential Architectural Drafting 90 Hours
Students continue to learn and practice using the Revit software in the context of a large residential structure. Emphasis is placed on growing the skill level beyond the basic commands into complex operations, custom designs, and introduction to component families, and cross platform coordination with CAD drawings.  
DRFT 1090 - Building Information Modeling (BIM Management) 90 Hours
This course is designed to teach the collaborative functionality of BIM software. While previous courses focus on the basic tools to create BIM models, this course strives to increase student proficiency in 3D modeling and focuses on the role and opportunities of BIM to improve construction productivity. Students will create complex component families for use in highly detailed drawings. Students are required to create custom doors, windows, furniture, fixtures, and stairs. These items are then used in multiple projects.  
DRFT 2315 - Commercial Drafting and Detailing 90 Hours
This course includes learning commercial design specifications such as: zoning and regulations, plan development, and commercial architectural requirements. Students will develop a complete set of commercial building plans that develop elevations, sections, details, building materials that use the ADA standards.  
DRFT 2400 - Design Integration with Consultants 90 Hours
Using Revit as the platform the student takes on the role of an Architectural designer by coordinating drawings created by consultants such as the Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, and the Structural Engineer. The student will assemble a set of construction ready documents which include elements from the various disciplines.  
DRFT 2502 - Architectural Rendering and Presentation 90 Hours
In this course students will study architectural rendering techniques using SketchUp and Lumion software. Students will create custom components, add materials, and render a scene within the SketchUp and Lumion environment. Finally students will use the models they’ve created to render a series of virtual reality scenes for viewing in a virtual reality headset.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
DRFT 2600 - Portfolio Development and Presentation 30 Hours
The purpose of this course is to take all relevant student work created throughout the program and organize it into a presentable portfolio which will be used in job applications and interviewing. The highest quality work will be displayed on campus and readied for the job interview process.  
DRFT 1005 - Technical Drafting 90 Hours
This course includes the basic techniques of mechanical drafting. Students will demonstrate correct sketching and lettering techniques and will utilize CAD as a tool to construct multi-view (orthographic) drawings with accompanying sectional and auxiliary views. In addition, students will demonstrate how to apply the appropriate annotations and dimensions required in the production of residential architectural drawings.  
DRFT 1076 - 3D Parametric Solid Modeling: Basic SolidWorks 90 Hours
Students in this course will be introduced to 3D solid modeling and parametric design using SolidWorks software. Topics will include sketching planes, extruding, lofting, sweeps, feature manager, mating parts, assemblies, and complete working drawings from parametric models.  
DRFT 1115 - 3D Parametric Solid Modeling: Intermediate SolidWorks 90 Hours
In this course students will continue to advance their SolidWorks software skills by creating solids, surfaces, and multibody components. Students will create configurations for a mechanical parts as well as the associated manufacturing drawings.  
DRFT 2115 - 3D Parametric Solid Modeling: Advanced SolidWorks 90 Hours
This course includes creating three dimensional assemblies using SolidWorks software. Students will use constrained extrudes, lofts and sweeps on appropriate sketching planes in order to develop a complete set of working drawings from a three dimensional model.  
DRFT 2100 - 3D Parametric Solid Modeling: Inventor 90 Hours
Students in this course will be introduced to 3D solid modeling and parametric design using Inventor software. Topics will include sketching planes, extruding, lofting, sweeps, feature manager, mating parts, assemblies, and complete working drawings from parametric models.  
DRFT 2125 - 3D Parametric Solid Modeling: Intermediate Inventor 60 Hours
This course includes creating three dimensional assemblies using Autodesk Inventor software. Students will use constrained extrudes, lofts and sweeps on appropriate sketching planes in order to develop a complete set of working drawings from a three dimensional model.  
DRFT 2131 - Production Drafting (GD&T) 45 Hours
This course includes learning advanced principles and techniques of production drawings such as: geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and production dimensioning, general tolerancing, symbols and terms, geometric characteristics, classes of fit, surface quality, and production specifications.  
DRFT 2001 - Modeling and Drafting for Composites 60 Hours
Modeling and drafting for composites is designed to allow the student to learn the necessary steps to efficiently model and draft items for the composite industry. Students will complete models focusing on material arrangement, construction and fabrication, the material build, and part orientation.  
DRFT 2006 - Modeling and Drafting for Sheet Metal 60 Hours
This course focuses on using the 3D modeling software to allow the student to complete a series of problems centered on the sheet metal design and fabrication industry. Study will include content in areas such as: Using the forming tools, sheet metal folding and flattening, creating louvers, lances, embosses, and flanges.  
DRFT 2121 - Machine Design 90 Hours
This course includes principles and techniques of machine design such as: symbols, conventions used in the representation of gears, cams, jigs, fixtures, belts, and chains in addition to the use of tools and equipment for measuring and material specification.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
DRFT 2600 - Portfolio Development and Presentation 30 Hours
The purpose of this course is to take all relevant student work created throughout the program and organize it into a presentable portfolio which will be used in job applications and interviewing. The highest quality work will be displayed on campus and readied for the job interview process.  
DRFT 2801 - Special Projects 15 Hours
Students will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills gained in the basic architectural and engineering design course by working with the instructor to complete one or more industry-related projects. These may include drafting large buildings or small mechanical parts which must be completed to industry standards of quality and performance. The instructor will provide direction in writing and be available for guidance, but students are expected to work independently as they would be expected by a program completer in industry.  
DRFT 2802 - Special Projects 30 Hours
Students will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills gained in the basic architectural and engineering design course by working with the instructor to complete one or more industry-related projects. These may include drafting large buildings or small mechanical parts which must be completed to industry standards of quality and performance. The instructor will provide direction in writing and be available for guidance, but students are expected to work independently as they would be expected by a program completer in industry.  
DRFT 2803 - Special Projects 60 Hours
Students will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills gained in the basic architectural and engineering design course by working with the instructor to complete one or more industry-related projects. These may include drafting large buildings or small mechanical parts which must be completed to industry standards of quality and performance. The instructor will provide direction in writing and be available for guidance, but students are expected to work independently as they would be expected by a program completer in industry.  
DRFT 2804 - Special Projects 90 Hours
Students will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills gained in the basic architectural and engineering design course by working with the instructor to complete one or more industry-related projects. These may include drafting large buildings or small mechanical parts which must be completed to industry standards of quality and performance. The instructor will provide direction in writing and be available for guidance, but students are expected to work independently as they would be expected by a program completer in industry.  
DRFT 2950 - Architectural and Engineering Design Externship 120 Hours
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom to an actual job experience. Classroom instruction must precede the job experience, or the student must be enrolled in the program at the same time as the work experience.