Architectural Drafting and Design

This curriculum prepares a student to enter employment as an architectural draftsperson in the building construction field. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate techniques to accomplish drawings utilizing different computer aided design (CAD) software; develop a portfolio of their work (this portfolio will show the students best work from different classes within the department, discuss building construction techniques, principles, and building code); demonstrate skills in the production of working drawings of residential and commercial structures; and discuss how design/drawing techniques, application of the International Building Code (IBC), building construction techniques, and other standards affect the design of their structure.

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.

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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  ARCH 101 Drafting and Basic Design 3
ARCH 101 or equivalent ARCH 102 Architectural Drafting and Design 3
  ARCH 103 Descriptive Geometry 3
ARCH 101 or equivalent ARCH 105 Perspective Graphics with Introduction to Sketchup and Rhinoceros
3
ARCH 101 or equivalent ARCH 106 Building Codes I 3
ARCH 102 or equivalent ARCH 120 Residential Architectural Design I 3
ARCH 120 or equivalent ARCH 125 Residential Architectural Design II 3
ARCH 102 or equivalent ARCH 130  Commercial Architectural Design I 3
ARCH 130 or equivalent ARCH 135 Commercial Architectural Design II 3
  ART 130
or
ART 150
2D Foundations
Drawing Foundations
3
or
3
  BUSAD 152  Management Communications-Oral 3
ARCH 101 or ENGR 101 or equivalent ENGR 109 Computer Aided Design AutoCAD I
3
  T ED 140 Fundamentals of Engineering Documentation 3
  T ED 142* Technical Mathematics I 3
  RECOMMENDED COURSES
  ART 130

2D Foundations

3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 42
* Units earned for this course may not be applied toward the 60 units for graduation
ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016 GCC Catalog 2016-2017
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.