Architecture Courses Offered
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Architecture

Courses Offered


The Architecture program prepares students for transfer or for employment in the field. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will gain proficiency in manual and computer aided drafting (CAD) fundamentals, three- dimensional drawing, model making, and structural analysis of buildings. Students will learn to interpret the Uniform Building Code and local planning and zoning ordinances. Competencies will be assessed in accordance with the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) certification criteria. Students completing the program may expect to enter industry as an entry-level CAD draftsperson in an architecture firm or transfer to an university architecture program. 

Architecture 95
(formerly Architecture 96abcd)   
Cooperative Work Experience  Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student's major or career goal by the second week of the semster. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major. 

Transfer CSU

Architecture 99
(formerly Architecture 99abc)
Independent Study

1-3 units; 3 hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Two courses in Architecture with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work.
Transfer CSU

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn
from experts in the Architecture field. These experiences will
enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note:
Transfer limitations apply.
Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Architecture not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with instructor are coordinated with assigned Architecture projects, 
(54 hours per unit).

Note:
Transfer limitations apply.
Note: For eligibility requirements, go to
www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp

Architecture 100
An Orientation to Architecture
Computer Aided Architectural Drafting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab 
Prerequisite: Architecture 150A with a minimum grade of C
or equivalent

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Architecture 104
History of Western Architecture


3 units; 3 hours lecture 
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable

Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an orientation to architecture for the beginning student. The student will learn how architecture is created and understood as well as how it shapes the social and urban environment. Opportunities for further education and career options will be discussed.

In this course students are introduced to the architecture
of both ancient and recent cultures. Buildings from antiquity to the present day will be studied, analyzed, and interpreted in terms of their religious, social, and political context. Particular emphasis will be placed on the process and sources of design and the purposes and types of buildings.

Architecture 119
(formerly Architecture 120abcd)
Computer Aided Architectural Drafting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab 
Prerequisite: Architecture 150A with a minimum
grade of C
or equivalent 

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Architecture 121
(formerly Architecture 121abcd)
Building Information Modeling I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab  
Recommended Preparation: Architecture 119
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a beginning course in the study of Computer Aided learn the commands necessary to produce construction documets for a building using the latest version of the AutoCAD Software.

This introductory course in Building Information Modeling (BIM) uses parametric building modeling software to create intelligent, three-dimensional (3D) computer models of buildings and their components. Students will create a complete set of construcion documents of a commercial building complete with floor plans, building sections, elevations,details, schedules and 3D views using BIM techniques.

Architecture 125
(formerly Architecture 125abcd)
Building Information Modeling II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab  
Recommended Preparation: Architecture 121
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Architecture 150A
Construction Documentation I


3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab  

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course teaches intermediate techniques in Building Information Modeling (BIM) using various architectural computer aided design (CAD) software including Autodesk Revit. Topics include computer animation, rendering, design analysis and documentation of buildings. Students will create detailed computer models of buildings and generate floor plans, buildings sections, elevations, details and schedules from the model.

This course is and introduction in creating construction documents for a small house. Line, lettering, sketching, and drawing techniques will be developed. Building codes and zoning codes will be introduced along with the functions of framing members in wood frame construction (Type V). Manual drafting techniques, sketching and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) will be introduced to students to create construction documents.

Architecture 150B
Construction Documentation II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Architecture 119 and 150A with a minimum grade of C
or equivalent 

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Architecture 158
Structures Analysis- Timber

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is an advanced-level architectural course in creating all the construction documents needed for a new two-story residential building. Current zoning and building codes will be explored to understand the design impact on the project residence and eco-friendly design and construction technology. Sketching techniques and Computer Aided Design (CAD) will be developed to create construction documents.

In this course, students are introduced to the analysis of structural components in residential buildings. Topics covered include vertical and horizontal loadings, shear and moment diagrams, wood, laminated wood and steel beams, wood and steel columns, foundation sizing, and lateral bracing systems.

Architecture 170
Architectural Graphics Techniques

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Architecture 171
Architectural Three-Dimensional Illustration

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introductory course acquaints the beginning student with the range of graphic tools which are available for conveying architectural ideas. Various graphic conventions and techniques will be presented and the rationale behind their use explained.

This is a course in three-dimensional pictorial drawing that covers one, two and three poing perspectives. Basic methods of construction are used in producing these drawings. Special attention is given to shortcut methos used by professional. The use of shade and shadow, reflections and mirror images are also covered. 

Architecture 172
Architectural Color Rendering Techniques

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Architecture 179
(Formerly Architecture 180abcd)
Design and Build Studio

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hour lab
Prerequisite: Architecture 150A with a minimum grade of C
or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Construction Technology 100 or 110
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

 This course is the study of rendering techniques used by illustrator to delineate architectural drawings. Topics include color theory and hue schemes. Both manual and computer graphic techniques will be taught.

This course introduces the architectural student to the building design and construction process. Team collaboration will be stressed from the generation of the building design through the fabricatin of the structure. Scheduling, budgeting and financing of construction projects will also be studied.

Architecture 199
(formerly Architecture 199abcd)
Architecture Design Studio

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: Architecture 170 and 171 with a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

 

In this course, students learn how to balance the design contraints that architects face when solving architectural problems. Students will design and compose two and three dimensional drawings as well as build models to demonstrate their solutions. Projects will increase in size and scope each time the student takes the course.