Catalog 2019-20

Architectural Design Technology

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Building Information Modeling (BIM)

This Degree program provides students with a background in Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for application to the architectural building space and design of buildings, interior space analysis and design to facilitate selection of materials & products promoting energy conservation, ecologically sustainable building space and building design using Green Building/LEED point principles.

Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of performing pre-modeling (massing), modeling, and developing drawing documents normally expected of architects, designers, and drafting technicians.

The program is designed to provide job market skills, and college transfer skill opportunities within the Architectural Design disciplines and/or Construction Management as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within the related industries. Additionally, this program offers opportunities for working professionals to take these courses for professional development to update and improve their skills in the Building Information Modeling field.

Note: It is highly recommended that each student keep a complete record of semester work/projects (i.e., a portfolio) to present for evaluation by university/college program advisors and/or employers.

This degree program utilizes various Building Information Modeling (BIM) software components, such as Revit Architecture, MEP, and Structure to prepare students for careers and college transfer in the area of Interior Building Architecture, Architecture, and Building Information Modeling (BIM), with an emphasis in the Architectural Technology area.

Highlights: State-of-the-Art computer lab and software.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Research, evaluate and apply energy conservation, ergonomic considerations, American Disabilities Act (ADA), ecologically sustainable design solution and principles (Green Building/LEED) to design projects.

SLO #2: Formulate, categorize and identify Green Building/LEED certified materials and systems for use in residential and commercial projects.

SLO #3: Organize, categorize and illustrate the development of initial models into architectural design documents, individually or through work group methods.

SLO #4: Demonstrate, summarize and recall visual and verbal note taking methods and apply the information into models and finalized residential and commercial project designs.

SLO #5: Assess, compose and analyze architectural graphic information effectively to create solutions from a criteria matrix, bubble diagram and block diagramming methods.

SLO #6: Choose, assemble and distinguish the necessary skills in developing marketable BIM/CADD skills for university transfer and the job market, through measurable methods in project development and presentations.

Career Information

Architectural Draftsperson, Designer/Technician, Planning Assistant, CADD Technician, BIM Technician, Facilities/Space Planner.

A.S. in Interior Building Architecture

This Associate Science program utilizes CADD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to prepare students for careers in the area of Interior Building Architecture, Architecture, with an emphasis in Architectural Design.

Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of performing pre-modeling (massing), modeling, and developing drawing documents normally expected of architects, designers, and technicians.

The program is designed to provide job market skills, college transfer opportunities in the Interior Building Architecture, Architecture and/or Construction Management disciplines as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within related industries. Additionally, this program offers opportunities for working professionals to take these courses for professional development to update and improve their skills in the interior building architecture field.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that each student keep a complete record of work to present for evaluation by university/college program advisors and/or employers.

This degree program utilizes CADD and Building Information Modeling software components, such as Revit Architecture, MEP, and Structure to prepare students for careers in Interior Building Architecture, Architecture, Building Information Modeling (BIM), with an emphasis in Architectural Technology field.

Highlights: State-of-the-art computer lab and software.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Research, evaluate and apply energy conservation, ergonomic considerations, American Disabilities Act (ADA), ecologically sustainable design solution and principles (Green Building/LEED) to design projects.

SLO #2: Formulate, categorize and identify Green Building/LEED certified materials and systems for use in residential and commercial projects.

SLO #3: Organize, categorize and illustrate the development of initial models into architectural design documents, individually or through work group methods.

SLO #4: Demonstrate, summarize and recall visual and verbal note taking methods and apply the information into models and finalized residential and commercial project designs.

SLO #5: Assess, compose and analyze architectural graphic information effectively to create solutions from a criteria matrix, bubble diagram and block diagramming methods.

SLO #6: Choose, assemble and distinguish the necessary skills in developing marketable BIM/CADD skills for university transfer and the job market, through measurable methods in project development and presentations.

Career Information

Architectural Draftsperson, Designer/Technician, Planning Assistant, CADD Technician, BIM Technician, Facilities/Space Planner.

Certificates of Achievement

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificate

This Certificate program provides students with a background in Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for application to the architectural building space and design of buildings, interior space analysis and design to facilitate selection of materials & products promoting energy conservation, ecologically sustainable building space and building design using Green Building/LEED point principles.

Students who successfully complete the suggested certificate will be capable of performing pre-modeling (massing, modeling, and developing drawing documents normally expected of architects, designers and drafting technicians.

The program is designed to provide job market skills and opportunities within the Architectural Design disciplines and/or Construction Management as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within the related industries. Additionally, this certificate offers opportunities for working professionals to take these courses for professional development to update and improve their skills in the Building Information Modeling (BIM)field.

This certificate program utilizes various Building Information Modeling (BIM) software components, such as Revit Architecture, MEP, and Structure to prepare students for careers in the job market in the area of Interior Building, Architecture, Architecture, Building Information Modeling (BIM), with an emphasis in the Architectural Technology field.

NOTE: Highlights - State-of-the-Art computer lab and software.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Research, evaluate and apply energy conservation, ergonomic considerations, American Disabilities Act (ADA), ecologically sustainable design solution and principles (Green Building/LEED) to design projects.

SLO #2: Formulate, categorize and identify Green Building/LEED certified materials and systems for use in residential and commercial projects.

SLO #3: Organize, categorize and illustrate the development of initial models into architectural design documents, individually or through work group methods.

SLO #4: Demonstrate, summarize and recall visual and verbal note taking methods and apply the information into models and finalized residential and commercial project designs.

SLO #5: Assess, compose and analyze architectural graphic information effectively to create solutions from a criteria matrix, bubble diagram and block diagramming methods.

SLO #6: Choose, assemble and distinguish the necessary skills in developing marketable BIM/CADD skills for university transfer and the job market, through measurable methods in project development and presentations.

Career Information

Architectural Draftsperson, Designer/Technician, Planning Assistant, CADD Technician, BIM Technician, Facilities/Space Planner.

Green Buildings Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to develop job skills and an understanding of green strategies for high performance buildings and livable communities. It is focused at students and professionals in the fields of architecture; construction; building management; construction management; building inspection; design technology; landscape; and planning, who want to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of an integrated, economic life-cycle approach to the design of the built environment. It includes study of green rating systems, material choices and environmental strategies for a livable, sustainable future.

Certificate Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

PSLO 1: Establish meaningful ethical, social and environmental objectives for buildings and communities based on the values of energy and resource conscious design.

Compare and contrast societal and economic implications of utilizing renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

Compare and contrast the effect of contextual issues and evaluate their impact on energy consumption, environment and the beneficial experience of interior and exterior spaces.

PSLO 2: Identify and articulate issues related to the choice of various building, landscape and environmental systems; ideate responsive solutions; and compare the alternatives in making effective, sustainable decisions.

Analyze and calculate energy use to make informed, environmentally-sound and economic choices to satisfy human needs for comfort and aesthetics.

Explain the concepts of resource conservation and waste reduction and make sustainable design choices related to materials and construction.

Develop a comprehensive understanding of green rating systems, livable communities strategies and the ability to apply these concepts in decision-making.

PSLO 3: Demonstrate independent learning, teamwork and continuing education habits that will help to encourage a life long pursuit of knowledge.

To use a team work process to identify issues, analyze criteria, research and apply learned principles to synthesize solutions to specific design projects.

To demonstrate habits of visual note making and independent research by developing a sketch and notebook to record learning.

Career Information

This certificate helps to develop the knowledge base related to sustainable green buildings and environments for the careers of architecture, construction, construction management, building inspection, horticulture, landscape architecture and architectural design technology.

Interior Building Architecture Certificate

This certificate program utilizes CADD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to prepare students for careers in the area of Interior Building Architecture with an emphasis in Architectural Design.

Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of performing pre-modeling (massing), modeling, and developing drawing documents normally expected of architects, designers and drafting technicians.

The program is designed to provide job market skills and opportunities within the Architectural Design disciplines and/or Construction Management as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within the related industries. Additionally, this program offers opportunities for working professionals to take these courses for professional development to update and improve their skills in the interior building architecture field.

Note: It is highly recommended that each student keep a complete record of semester work/projects (i.e., a portfolio) to present for evaluation by employers.

This degree program utilizes various Building Information Modeling (BIM) software components, such as Revit MEP and Structure to prepare students for careers in Interior Building Architecture, Architecture,Building Information Modeling (BIM), with an emphasis in the Architectural Technology area.

Highlights: State-of-the-Art computer lab and software.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Research, evaluate and apply energy conservation, ergonomic considerations, American Disabilities Act (ADA), ecologically sustainable design solution and principles (Green Building/LEED) to design projects.

SLO #2: Formulate, categorize and identify Green Building/LEED certified materials and systems for use in residential and commercial projects.

SLO #3: Organize, categorize and illustrate the development of initial models into architectural design documents, individually or through work group methods.

SLO #4: Demonstrate, summarize and recall visual and verbal note taking methods and apply the information into models and finalized residential and commercial project designs.

SLO #5: Assess, compose and analyze architectural graphic information effectively to create solutions from a criteria matrix, bubble diagram and block diagramming methods.

SLO #6: Choose, assemble and distinguish the necessary skills in developing marketable BIM/CADD skills for university transfer and the job market, through measurable methods in project development and presentations.

Career Information

Architectural Draftsperson, Designer/Technician, Planning Assistant, CADD Technician, BIM Technician, Facilities/Space Planner.

Architectural Design Technology (ADT) Courses

ADT 300 Architectural Sketching and Modeling I

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1; Specify specific tools and drawing conventions to complete standardized 'freehand' & 'manual' architectural drawings and sketches.

ADT 302 Architectural Sketching and Modeling II

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ADT 300

Transferable: CSU

CID: C-ID ARTS 205

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1; Explain the basic elements and techniques of exterior, interior and environmental site design factors.

ADT 304 Office & Commercial Space Planning

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1; Articulate the various historical architectural styles through illustration methods.

ADT 310 Architectural Computer-Aided Drawing I

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ADT 300 and 302

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1; Appraise the importance of basic digital drawing preparation and development.

ADT 314 Architectural 3D Modeling

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ADT 310 and 312 with grades 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.

Advisory: DRAFT 312

Transferable: CSU; UC

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®.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1; Utilize shape and primitive elements in the development of conceptual 3D architectural models and rendered images.

ADT 320 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) I

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ADT 310

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Explain the basis and orientation to the Building Information Management (BIM) technology.

ADT 322 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) II

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ADT 320, or skills equivalent to ADT 320 with proficiency determined by the instructor.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Explain the intermediate features of line weights and wall types applied to models.

ADT 324 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) III

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ADT 322 with a grade of "C" or better; or skills equivalent to ADT 322 with proficiency determined by the instructor.

Advisory: ADT 310 and 320; Students' knowledge and/or skills may be evaluated by the instructor on an individual basis, in lieu of the two Advisory Courses listed.

Transferable: CSU

This course instructs students in the intermediate 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Specify what Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology means.

ADT 326 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) IV

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ADT 322, or skills equivalent to ADT 322 with proficiency determined by the instructor.

Advisory: ADT 310 and 320; Students' knowledge and/or skills may be evaluated by the instructor on an individual basis, in lieu of the two Advisory Courses listed.

Transferable: CSU

This course instructs students in the intermediate 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1; Describe building information methodology.

ADT 495 Independent Studies in Architectural Design Technology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

ADT 498 Work Experience in Architecture Design Technology

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Architecture Design Technology.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED TO ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)

The Interior Building Architecture Program provides students with a background in Architectural Drafting. Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of doing detail and layout work normally expected of the drafting aide or technician. The program is designed to provide transfer opportunities in the Environmental Design and/or Construction Management disciplines as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within related industries. 

Full-time Faculty

Edward Mojica
Office: WIN 152B
Phone: (916) 691-7121
E-mail: MojicaE@crc.losrios.edu