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ARCH 100 Computer Aided Drafting and Design

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) which covers operation of a computer graphics terminal (specifically AutoCAD) to create, modify, delete, transfer, and plot graphic files used to produce complete engineering drawings.  This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for ET 100.

ARCH 107 Sustainable Design Methods & Technology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Exploration of sustainable strategies to achieve thermal comfort and to reduce the energy consumed to heat, cool, and light buildings. Schematic design integration of program, envelope, structure, form, and space will be explored in connection with climate, site, and technology utilizing small-scale, envelope-load dominated buildings.

ARCH 111 Architectural Graphics & Design I

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduces the graphic tools, techniques, and conventions used to communicate architectural ideas. Tools, techniques, and conventions include freehand drawing, architectural drawing systems, paraline drawing, multi view drawing, perspective drawing, rendering of tonal values, model making, and architectural presentations. Covers the fundamental principles and application of two- and three-dimensional architectural design.

ARCH 112 Architectural Graphics & Design II

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ARCH 111 - Architectural Graphics & Design I
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Continuation of ARCH 111 plus the issues, concepts, processes and skills pertaining to research methods, building form analysis, color theory, and the design and visual communication of architectural space. Projects of increasing complexity are assigned and developed using various presentation techniques and media.

ARCH 121 Architectural Practice 1

4.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continuation of construction materials and methods with an emphasis on the selection of appropriate structural systems and the application of relevant codes and regulations including life-safety and accessibility standards. Covered also is the production of technically clear drawings utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software; Revit Architecture, and drafting software;AutoCAD.

ARCH 122 Architectural Drawing 2

4.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
The second course in a two-semester sequence that prepares the student to enter the construction field as a drafter. Emphasizes the planning and development of a set of residential plans that may be submitted for plan check approval. The second semester covers structural details, energy, and mechanical requirements, and a study of fire resistive materials and finishes.

ARCH 131 Building Construction Materials and Methods

3.0 units.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in; ARCH 121 - Architectural Practice 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A general survey of the components, materials, types, and methods of building construction; terminology as applied to codes, foundations, concrete, light frame wood, heavy timber, soils, and the structural elements. This course is strongly recommended for those who are entering the construction industry.

ARCH 151 Architectural Design Studio I

5.0 units.
Advisories: ARCH 112 - Architectural Graphics & Design II
Prerequisite: ARCH 111 - Architectural Graphics & Design I
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continued and refined study of design principles and processes plus the exploration of integrated solutions responding to site, context, function, materials, and daylighting.

ARCH 152 Architectural Design Studio II

5.0 units.
Prerequisite: ARCH 151 - Architectural Design Studio I
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continuation of the study of design principles and processes. Projects of an advanced level are assigned in which students have the opportunity to design complex, multi-use, multi-story buildings. Case studies are performed of specific building types before the design process begins.

ARCH 160 Digital Tools In Architecture

3.0 units.
Advisories: ARCH 111 - Architectural Graphics & Design I
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduces computer design and presentation skills for architecture students. Topics include image editing, page layout and 3D modeling. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for ET 160.

ARCH 321 California Building Code

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduces the student to the purpose and use of the California Building Code (CBC), and prepares the student to make design and job site judgments based on the Code.

ARCH 370 SkillsUSA

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Repeatable: 3.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. This SkillsUSA course prepares students for employment and inter-collegiate competition in Career Technical Education. Students will learn to plan projects, work in teams, solicit community support and develop a range of skills valued by employers. Students registered for this class may not register for AB 370, AT 370, EL 370, ET 370, MT 370 or WLDT 370 during the same semester. Participation in the SkillsUSA competition is required. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit with different competitions.