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Course Descriptions ADT

ADT 300
Architectural Sketching and Modeling I
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course instructs students from the beginning level of hand sketching, instrument drawing of architectural graphic and digital modeled images. The course is designed for understanding how to draw existing structures, new structures and interior spaces, Green Building Design-Sustainability environments of Interior Building Architecture, Building Information Modeling, and Building Construction. It guides students from hand sketched graphic concepts through digital modeling in formulating project forms, and spaces. A software application, such as SketchUp® will be utilized at the end of the course as the primary tool for the development of framing plans for an introduction to ADT 302 course.
ADT 302
Architectural Sketching and Modeling II
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ADT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course instructs students at an intermediate level of sketching, 3D digital design, Green Building-LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles in building design, Green Building-LEED material certification, selection and application to models, 3D surface modeling and site development. The course is designed to facilitate further development to refining the student's design and research skills by specifying, certifying, and applying Green Building-LEED materials and design concept principles to structures, interior architectural elements, site selection and development. A software application such as SketchUp will be utilized as the primary software to refine and further develop detail concepts and techniques in 3D-digital modeling. (C-ID ARTS 205)
ADT 304
Office & Commercial Space Planning
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course instructs students at the basic to intermediate level in office, commercial and residential space planning, Title 24 and general building code requirements. Concepts covered will develop skills in space programming, criteria schematics and matrices, bubble diagrams, space planning and layout, building materials, code requirements and applications to the design model.
ADT 310
Architectural Computer-Aided Drawing I
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ADT 300 and 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the introductory study in Architectural Computer-Aided Drawing/Design with specific emphasis in the architectural field. Course subject areas will include but not be limited to identifying CADD components, working in the Windows environment, creating and saving files, entity geometry, editing features, MLine 'Styles', Layer convention properties, text/font 'Styles', layering creation, dimensioning and dimension 'Styles', Model and Paper Space environments, plotting, and Plot 'Styles'. The subject content will cover the development of architectural floor plans, foundation plans & foundation 'details', electrical plans, subdivision plans and others drawings as they relate to the architectural field of study. Students will learn how to develop professional architectural drawing file documentation through the preparation and plotting (printing) presentation.
ADT 314
Architectural 3D Modeling
3 Units
Prerequisite: ADT 310 with a grade of "C" or better; Under special circumstances, such as prior outside experience, a student may take ADT 314 prior to taking ADT 312 but must obtain the instructor's permission. These courses are sequential prerequisites for this course.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
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Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the introduction to 3-dimensional modeling and rendering for building structures and spatial analysis studies, Green Building/LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) material and guidelines application. Course subject areas will include shapes, splines, meshes, light, shadows, models, materials, scene creation, animations, and creating exterior and interior architectural and construction objects with software such as 3ds Max Design®.
ADT 317
Building Information Modeling (BIM) III
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ADT 310 and 316; Students' knowledge and/or skills may be evaluated by the instructor on an individual basis, in lieu of the two Advisory Courses listed.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course instructs students in the beginning level of Building Information Modeling as it relates to parametric modeling and Green Building/LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for 'Building Systems' drawing and design using software such as AutoDesk's Revit® MEP. The content is a first level introduction course of data-generated Parametric Building Modeling software for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems; illustrating how the MEP (Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing) software drawing designs integrate with Revit® Architecture and/or Revit® Structure.
ADT 319
Building Information Modeling (BIM) IV
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ADT 310 and 316; Students' knowledge and/or skills may be evaluated by the instructor on an individual basis, in lieu of the two Advisory Courses listed.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course instructs students in the beginning level of Building Information Modeling as it relates to parametric modeling and Green Building/LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines for structural drawing and design using software such as AutoDesk's Revit® Structure. The content is a first level introduction course of data-generated Parametric Building Modeling software for Structures; illustrating how the Structure software drawing designs integrate with Revit® Architecture and/or Revit® MEP.
ADT 320
Building Information Modeling (BIM) I
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ADT 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course instructs students in the beginning level of Building Information Modeling as it relates to parametric building modeling for architectural interiors and building space using software such as AutoDesk's Revit® Architecture. The content is a first level introduction course to data-generated Parametric Building Modeling for architectural design and drawing, also known as Building Information Modeling (BIM). Professionals in the design/construction field may have work and/or academic experience to waive any pre-requisites.
ADT 322
Building Information Modeling (BIM) II
3 Units
Prerequisite: ADT 320, or experience in skills equivalent to ADT 320 with proficiency determined by the instructor.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course instructs students to the intermediate level of parametric modeling and management of architectural interiors and exteriors, building space management/design using software such as Autodesk's Revit. The content is a second level course introduction to data-generated parametric building modeling "document drawing", also known as Building Information Management that surpasses pencil and CADD generated architectural drawings.
ADT 495
Independent Studies in Architectural Design Technology
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
ADT 498
Work Experience in Architecture Design Technology
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Architecture Design Technology.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
ADT 499
Experimental Offering in Architectural Design Technology
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB