Course Descriptions

Architectural Design Technology, TC

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

CED 101 Computer Essentials 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.

MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

Simplifying algebraic expressions. Solving equations and word problems involving linear and quadratic polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents and radicals. Graphing linear and quadratic functions. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-84 PLUS graphing calculators. This course does not count toward AS, AA, AGS or AAS degrees to fulfill a math requirement. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in EBS 120 Elementary Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

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.