Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH 110

FREEHAND DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $5

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces drawing in graphite pencil, felt marker, pen, and ink. Provides a study of light, form, value, composition, proportion, and scale drawing from elements found in the built environment and from nature. [D; CSU]

ARCH 112

ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $15

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores the development of finished architectural renderings. Studies and practices the use of various media (ink, color pencil, and marker) and the techniques involved. Provides an approach to drawing in color in order to efficiently and effectively illustrate design ideas. Introduces the use of digital media as a rendering tool. [D; CSU]

ARCH 114

ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: ARCH 112 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Advanced rendering techniques using color marker, color pencil, and exploration of other medium. Portfolio preparation. [D; CSU]

ARCH 115

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $5

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores the fundamental principles of architectural graphic representation. Includes the study of orthographic and axonometric projection, drawing perspective, shade and shadow, diagramming, and portfolio development through various media which includes, but is not limited to, pencil, ink, digital photo editing, and layout tools. [D; CSU; UC]

ARCH 150

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I

5 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $20

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the theories and principles of architectural design and the development of problem solving skills as related to three-dimensional spatial design problems. Emphasizes drawing and modeling as a means to design. [D; CSU]

ARCH 151

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $20

Prerequisite: ARCH 150 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ARCH 165 (may be taken previously).

Lecture 1.50 hour, laboratory 4.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores theories and principles of design as applied to the development of architectural space. Analyzes architectural form through three-dimensional modeling. Studies methods and problem-solving strategies with application to architectural design. [D; CSU; UC]

ARCH 165

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE I

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $7

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces principles of building construction and technology. Provides an overview of the major systems of a building. Includes construction document preparation, architectural drafting, and detailing. [D; CSU]

ARCH 200

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: Arch 150 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces computer aided design as applied to the architectural field - using AutoCAD. [D; CSU]

ARCH 201

BEGINNING BUILDING INFOMRATION MODELING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $15

Recommended Preparation: ARCH 165 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Information Modeling (BIM), an integrated process built on coordinated information for architectural projects. Improves drawing coordination, enhances accuracy, reduces waste, and enables better-informed decisions. Develops skills in the architectural field using Revit Architecture building information modeling software. [D; CSU] (Same as: SES 201)

ARCH 204

ADVANCED BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

[Prequisite: ARCH 201 or equivalent.] Continues the study of ARCH 201. Develops advanced skills in the use of AutoDesk's Revit Architecture as applied to architectural design best office practices. [D; CSU]

ARCH 205

ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL CAD

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ARCH 200 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Continues the study of ARCH 200 for students who wish to develop advanced CAD skills as applied to the architectural field using AutoCAD. [D; CSU]

ARCH 208

WORLD ARCHITECTURE I

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Studies the formal, cultural, aesthetic, and sociopolitical dimensions of architecture from prehistory to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 1850s will be visually explored and discussed. Provides an understanding of the influences and the forces that most critically impact the design and building practices of past cultures and societies. [D; CSU; UC]

ARCH 209

CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Basic surveying as related directly to building construction. Use of the standard surveying instruments in the measuring and laying out of buildings, topographic surveying, and the establishing of levels and profiles. [D; CSU]

ARCH 210

WORLD ARCHITECTURE II

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Studies the formal, cultural, aesthetic, and sociopolitical dimensions of architecture from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day will be visually explored and discussed. Provides an understanding of the influences and the forces that most critically impact the design and building practices of both the past and the present [D; CSU; UC]

ARCH 222

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the physical relationship between man and his environment. Studies the physical phenomena (heat, light, and sound) as it relates to our existence and comfort. Introduces fundamentals of climate-responsive design of the built environment and study of Green Building Codes. [D; CSU]

ARCH 235

STRUCTURES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: MATH 70 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Analyzes forces on building structures. Studies static equilibrium, shear, bending moment diagrams, stress and strain relationships, and deformation in structures. [D; CSU]

ARCH 252

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $20

Prerequisite: ARCH 151 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ARCH 265.

Lecture 1.50 hour, laboratory 4.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Continues the study of the principles of architectural design. Studies analysis techniques as applied to space adjacency, contextual issues of architectural design, and the meaning of architectural form. [D; CSU; UC]

ARCH 253

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $25

Prerequisite: ARCH 252 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ARCH 266.

Lecture 1.50 hour, laboratory 4.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Continues the study of the principles of architectural design. Applies design techniques and strategies to the solution of an architectural design problem. Integrates building code requirements to an architectural solution. [D; CSU]

ARCH 265

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE II

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $10

Prerequisite: ARCH 165 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Studies the processes of building from design through construction. Explores the application of building/green codes and standards to the design and construction of a building. Includes a study of building nomenclature, construction technology, and structural components. [D; CSU]

ARCH 266

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE III

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $10

Prerequisite: ARCH 265 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: SPRING

Continues the study of Arch 265. Explores building construction processes including the study of thermal and moisture protection, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building systems. Applies building/green codes and standards to building construction. Studies construction documents, AIA contracts, and construction management with application of the critical path method. [D; CSU]

ARCH 270

ARCHITECTURE LABORATORY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $6

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a supplemental laboratory to the architecture design studios and practice courses. Covers the safe use of hand and power tools used in the model shop. Includes the application of design principles and problem solving scenarios to directed projects and presentation strategies as applied to directed projects. [D; CSU]

ARCH 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of architecture of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]