Course Descriptions

Architectural Design Technology, AAS

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

MCD 112 Industrial Materials & Processes 2 Cr Hrs

Includes instruction in materials, measurement, specifications, design principles, hardware and fasteners, vocabulary, machine fabrication, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, Machinery’s Handbook, surface finishes and an understanding of the fabrication practices used in manufacturing and construction.

AVC 112 Blueprint Reading 2 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction to reading and interpreting blueprints. Topics include blueprint views, lines, dimensions and tolerances and blueprint symbols. Working in an interactive online environment students’ learn a systematic approach to reading blueprints.

MCD 101 Introduction to CAD I 3 Cr Hrs

MCD 102 Introduction to CAD II 2 Cr Hrs

MCD 114 Architectural Drafting & Design 3 Cr Hrs

Includes instruction in freehand drawing, basic residential planning, creative design, dimensioning, working details, light construction principles, building systems and blueprint development, learning construction terminology, applying ANSI Standards, local codes and drawing prints to industry standards. Prerequisite: MCD116 Introduction to CAD

 MCD 115 Machine Drafting & Design 3 Cr Hrs

Includes instruction in creative design, geometric construction, auxiliaries, dimensioning, sectioning, isometrics, obliques, specifications and notes, manufacturing engineering techniques and Machinery’s Handbook. Includes developing prints of working drawings, researching trade periodicals, learning machine terminology, using ANSI Standards and basic manufacturing blueprint development.  Prerequisite: MCD113 Technical Drafting and MCD121 Descriptive Geometry

MCD 121 Descriptive Geometry 3 Cr Hrs

Students use computers to study descriptive geometry as it applies to drafting, and they determine true length of lines, true shapes of planes and apply descriptive geometry to real problems. Students also create flat pattern layouts to form three-dimensional shapes. Prerequisite: MCD116 Introduction to CAD

MCD 122 Architectural CAD 4 Cr Hrs

Students use computers to study descriptive geometry as it applies to drafting, and they determine true length of lines, true shapes of planes and apply descriptive geometry to real problems. Students will also create flat pattern layouts for form three dimensional shapes. Prerequisite: MCD116 Introduction to CAD

MCD 124 Advanced AutoCAD 4 Cr Hrs

This course explores the three-dimensional construction and viewing capabilities of AutoCAD. Topics covered include a review of point coordinate entry and the user coordinate system (UCS). Spherical and cylindrical coordinate entry, 3D viewing and display techniques, construction of 3D solid primitives, 2D regions, solid modeling composites, and surfaces are also introduced. The use of multiple viewports for 3D constructions and creating 2D layouts are covered. Visual styles and rendering are also discussed. Prerequisite: MCD116 Introduction to CAD

MCD 132 Basic Chief Architect/Architectural Desktop 3 Cr Hrs

Students use computers to learn how to utilize three-dimensional software to design houses. This course provides instruction in how to use the software and draw walls, windows, doors, foundations and roofs. Prerequisite: MCD114 Architectural Drafting & Design

MCD 134 Advanced Chief Architect/Architectural Desktop 3 Cr Hrs

Students use computers to learn how to utilize three-dimensional software to design houses. This course provides instruction in how to add interior furniture, terrains, elevations, working drawings, presentation drawings and how to use the camera functions. Prerequisite: MCD132 Basic Chief Architect/Architectural Desktop

MCD 140 Drafting Technology Internship 4 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the application and reinforcement of drafting and employability principles in an actual job setting. This internship acquaints students with realistic work situations and provides insights into a drafting job. Topics include appropriate work habits, acceptable job performance, application of drafting/CAD knowledge and skills, interpersonal relations and development of productivity. Prerequisite: Instructor approval, must have a drafting position with a company

CAT 101 CATIA Part Design & Sketcher 4 Cr Hrs

Core course of CATIA V5.  Course covers the creation of solid parts without complex contours.  Students will be introduced to the part environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work between Sketcher and Part Design workbenches to create individual parts.

 MCD 205 Residential Drafting 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces architectural drawing skills necessary to produce a complete set of construction drawings given floor plan information. Topics include footing, foundation and floor plans; interior and exterior elevations; sections and details; window, door and finish schedules; site plans; and specifications.

MCD 206 Commercial Drafting & Design 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces commercial drawing skills necessary to produce construction drawings given floor plan information. Topics include structural steel detailing, reflected ceiling plans, rebar detailing and commercial construction drawings.

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Develops students’ computer literacy and meets the needs of students in associate degree programs. Students learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, database management and graphical presentations in the Windows environment. Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete a self-assessment to determine skill set prior to enrolling in this course.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.