Academic Catalogs

Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH A004N18 Hours (14 lecture hours; 4 lab hours)  
Introduction to FrameCAD Steel Framing Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

Introduction to FrameCAD Steel Framing is an overview of integrated steel panelization design and fabrication. Instruction includes entry level use of FrameCAD Structure and FrameCAD Detailer software as well as file export to FrameCAD Factory and machine. The class will produce and assemble a small sample project using the OCC FrameCAD F325iT.

ARCH A021N48 Hours (36 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  
FrameCAD Studio 1 Noncredit  
Advisory: ARCH A004N.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

FrameCAD Studio 1 is a project-based course that develops design skills to produce a steel panel project using FrameCAD software. Basic steel frame design concepts will be covered as well as use of FrameCAD Structure and FrameCAD Detailer. Students will also receive basic machine safety and steel panel assembly experience.

ARCH A022N48 Hours (36 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  
FrameCAD Studio 2 Noncredit  
Advisory: ARCH A021N.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

FrameCAD Studio 2 is a project-based intermediate course that develops design skills to produce a steel panel project using FrameCAD software. Students will be encouraged to design a project of choice and will work collaboratively to design and prepare each project for production. This is a continuation of FrameCAD Studio 1 and FrameCAD Structure and FrameCAD Detailer software will be used to design the projects and export to FrameCAD Factory software for production.

ARCH A041N48 Hours (36 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  
FrameCAD Workshop 1 Noncredit  
Advisory: ARCH A004N.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

FrameCAD Workshop 1 is a project-based course that develops beginning level production skills needed to produce a steel panel framing system using FrameCAD software and a FrameCAD F325iT machine. Students will be introduced to FrameCAD machine operation and safety and will be able to visit a steel frame project or production facility. Students will assist in running production jobs and gain experience in panel assembly and workflow.

ARCH A042N48 Hours (36 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  
FrameCAD Workshop 2 Noncredit  
Advisory: ARCH A004N and ARCH A041N.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

FrameCAD Workshop 2 is a project-based continuation of Workshop 1 that develops intermediate level production skills needed to produce steel panel framing systems using FrameCAD software and a FrameCAD F325iT machine. Students will review FrameCAD machine operation and satety and be involved in running production jobs and learning about panel assembly and fabrication workflow on the machine.

ARCH A043N48 Hours (36 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  
FrameCAD Workshop 3 Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

FrameCAD Workshop 3 is a project-based continuation of FrameCAD Workshop 2 that develops advanced level production skills needed to produce steel panel framing systems using FrameCAD software and a FrameCAD F325iT machine. Students will review FrameCAD machine operation and safety and be involved in coordinating production jobs, panel assembly, and fabrication workflow on the machine.

ARCH A085N144 Hours (36 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Environmental Design Systems Noncredit  
Advisory: ARCH A180 or comparable course completion or work experience.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Letter Non-Credit

This intermediate design course focuses on the environmental, cultural, and physical forces that affect architecture. Students will research and utilize design approaches and building components/systems that respond to human needs and the natural and built environments. Study topics will include site design and cultural context, environmental/climate responsive approaches to design, maintaining structural design integrity, incorporating life safety and access, and ecologically minded approaches to design.