Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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CAD 141 - Introduction to Architectural Design

Credits: 5
Students develop architectural drafting skills using Auto CAD and manual drafting including site planning, floor plans, wall sections, roof types, and elevations of single-story structures. Previously D T 141.

Enrollment Requirement: CAD 101  or instructor consent.

Course Fee: $55.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Use proper construction terminology, i.e. roof rafter and a roof truss, mud sill.
  2. Develop Auto CAD Drawings for building permits and for construction.
  3. Create accurate Auto CAD drawings using Model space and Layout Space relative to the industry.
  4. Set Units, View Port scales, Layers, Pen Weights and Plots to Scale.
  5. Create a drawing showing a parcel of land and location of a structure. Including the building department requirements for a Site Plan.

Program Outcomes
  1. Apply computer and engineering office software for documentation, communication and approval within an engineering office environment.
  2. Identify cost, effectiveness, and sustainability in design.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking -Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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