Academic Catalogs

Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH A001N63 Hours (27 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
Design/Build 1 for Architecture Noncredit  

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

This learn-by-doing course involves the design and construction of a transportable structure. Students will work in teams with an instructor. Projects will vary and are likely to involve off-campus assembly.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A001N

    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.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A004N

      ARCH A005N72 Hours (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
      Architectural Drawing and Design Visualization 1 Noncredit  

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

      This introductory course in architectural visualization techniques will focus on how to communicate a three-dimensional design using a two-dimensional medium. Subjects and techniques presented will include orthographic projection, paralines, plan views, elevations, sections, basic perspective drawing, rendering materials and tonal values, and an introduction to SketchUp and hand modeling.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A005N

        ARCH A006N30 Hours (20 lecture hours; 10 lab hours)  
        Accessory Dwelling Unit Design Noncredit  

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

        Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Design is a 5 week seminar course that introduces design concepts, codes, budgeting, and permit strategies unique to ADUs. ADUs are typically small second units added to existing single family home properties and allowable sizes and limitations vary by city and lot size. Students will plan out their own project and are encouraged to bring ideas and questions. A field visit to experience an ADU or similar sized structure will be organized as available. No prior experience needed.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A006N

          ARCH A007N30 Hours (20 lecture hours; 10 lab hours)  
          Tiny House Design Noncredit  

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

          Tiny House Design is a 5 week seminar course that introduces design concepts, codes, budgeting, and building strategies unique to Tiny Houses. The course is packed with guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations, and information resources. Students will plan out their own project and are encouraged to bring lots of ideas and questions. A field trip to experience a tiny house build will also be scheduled.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A007N

            ARCH A008N30 Hours (20 lecture hours; 10 lab hours)  
            Solar Panels for Small Projects Noncredit  

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

            Solar Panels for Small Projects is a 5 week course that introduces solar energy basics for small, off-grid photo voltaic installations. The course will cover solar energy fundamentals, electricity and safety basics, PV modules, system components, and system sizing. Students will plan out their own project or a small sample project. A small kit system will be available for hands-on demonstrations. No prior experience needed. Same as CNST A060N.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A008N

              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.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A021N

                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.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A022N

                  ARCH A030N180 Hours (54 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
                  Architectural Design and Theory 3 Noncredit  
                  Advisory: ARCH A215 or equivalent skill level.

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

                  This advanced architectural design course is a continuation of ARCH A215, dealing with theories, principles, methods and means used in the creation of architectural space by manipulation of form, space & light in an urban context. Focus is on the conceptual design process of establishing and challenging design criteria, communication and editing of design narrative, and portfolio development.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A030N

                    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.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A041N

                      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.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A042N

                        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.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A043N

                          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.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ARCH A085N