Course Abstract Details

CAD-220, Introduction to Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting/Design (CAD)

Credits: 3

Course Description

CAD-220, Introduction to Architectural CAD, teaches the student how to produce architectural drawings on a CAD system. Topics include basic CAD terminology, concepts, systems principles, and model construction. Floor plans, elevations, plot plans, and detail drawings are prepared. Storage, retrieval, data extraction, and plotting procedures are examined. Prerequisite: CAD-101, or permission of the program advisor. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, students should be able to: (P = Program Objectives, GE = General Education Objectives ? see college documents) 

1. Demonstrate the use of a specialized architectural BIM program to design, model, and document a residential building. P17, GE7 

2. Discuss current trends in architecture, including green building. P12, G1 

3. Describe the basic construction drawings used to build a structure. P11 

4. Implement important design considerations in residential dwellings. P11, G2 

5. Cite the minimum local Code requirements for residential buildings. P11 

6. Discuss design considerations for applications of wood, concrete, masonry, and steel. P12 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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