Drafting - Structural

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in drafting with a structural concentration. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 65 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 49 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ARCH 1120 Materials of Construction
As related to the architectural industry, the study of standards, codes, materials, and methods of construction. Raw materials and manufactured products are studied.
3
ARCH 1130 Introduction to Construction Documents
Basic plan reading skills are developed through use of both residential and commercial drawings and specifications. The student will become familiar with codes, bidding and negotiation concepts.
3
ARCH 1160 Fundamentals of Drafting
A course that will provide a study into the basic concepts of drafting. The student will use traditional as well as computer aided drafting to create various drawings. Industry graphic standards will be emphasized through the creation of sketches, board and CAD drawings.
3
ARCH 1220 Estimating for Construction
Sequence course to ARCH 1120 that provides further study into materials, quantity determination, and costs.
3
ARCH 1230 Introduction to Revit
Basic skills in 3-D Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) using REVIT ARCHITECTURE. Projects consist of various residential drawings. Students will plot and print drawings using CAD equipment. Emphasis is placed on following industry and office standards.
4
ARCH 1270 Computer Assisted Drafting I
Basic skills in Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) by assigned problems and projects using keyboard and mouse entry, drawing and lettering with CAD, and printing finished work. Students work in model and paper space. Projects consist of various mechanical drawings. Students will plot and print drawings using CAD equipment. Emphasis is placed on following industry and office standards.
4
ARCH 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work study program for in-depth experience on the job. Cooperative internships are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability. Completion of the first year of coursework in the AAS Drafting degree program, a 2.0 minimum GPA, and Instructor/Program Advisor approval is required.
3
ARCH 2010 Structural CAD Drafting I
This theory and lab course covers the introduction of detailing structural systems utilizing steel, concrete, and timber. The main emphasis is on how and why of engineering bidding documents and shop drawings for steel, concrete, and timber structural systems. The student technician will sketch and develop construction (shop) drawings from the text book. The student will produce all shop drawings using recent AutoCAD software. Drafting emphasis is placed on presentation, industry standards, labeling and plotting.
6
ARCH 2020 Computer Assisted Drafting III
A continuation of CAD Drafting II with theory and lab designed to develop a proper understanding of how the program functions and knowing the program limitations. The class will help in developing skills and procedures to draw a three dimensional solid models.
4
PHYS 2150 Structural Analysis
Survey of mechanics, heat, sound and electromagnetism and their applications in the design and building of structures.
3
ARCH 2200 Structural CAD Drafting II
This course is a lecture and lab class that covers the detailing of structural systems utilizing steel and concrete. The main emphasis is on the how and why of engineering bidding documents and shop drawings for steel and concrete structural systems. The student technician will sketch and develop construction, shop, drawings from construction documents. The student will produce all shop drawings using recent AutoCAD software. Drafting emphasis is placed on presentation, industry standards, labeling and plotting.
6
ARCH 2220 Computer Assisted Drafting IV
This course incorporates theory and lab designed to develop a proper understanding of how the program functions and knowing the program limitations. The class will help in developing skills and procedures to draw a three dimensional Structural Steel models using Structural Steel CAD Software.
4
ARCH 2260 Introduction to Inventor
This course offers an introduction to basic drafting concepts and practices through the use of AutoDesk Inventor. The students will develop an understanding of how industry uses this software to quickly create 3-D objects. The student will learn the process of creating basic shapes to build solid models, create assemblies of multiple objects, create animations, and do final working drawings. Permission of instructor required.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3

Mathematics 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with empasis placed applications.
3
MATH 1060 Technical Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1020 developing skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry for success in specific vocational and technical fields. Numerical methods presented in MATH 1020 are supplemented by geometric methods. Use of a scientific calculator still plays a prominent role in the course. The topics to be covered include algebraic operations and properties, equations and formulas, graphing, geometry and constructions, and trigonometry.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of the Microsoft Office suite.
3

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

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