Student Learning Outcomes
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)
ARCH 101 - PRINCIPLES OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (PLTW)
(1) Students will connect modern structural and architectural designs to historical architectural and civil engineering achievements.
(2) Students will identify the primary duties, and attributes of a civil engineer and architect along with the traditional path for becoming a civil engineer or architect.
(3) Students will use 3-D architectural software to design, model and document a small building.
(4) Students will calculate the heat loss for a building envelope with given conditions appropriate for a project.
(5) Students will calculate the storm water runoff from a site before and after development.
(6) Students will use 3-D architectural software to create appropriate documentation to communicate a commercial building design.
(7) Students will use building codes and other technical resources to determine the required floor loading for a given building occupancy.
(8) Students will use 3-D architectural software to design and document a commercial site design.
(9) Students will create an oral presentation to present a proposal for the design and development of a commercial building project.
ARCH 110 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
(1) Students will explain that an Architect must be able to visualize a project and
explain it to a client.
(2) Students will identify the primary reasons people choose or not choose architecture as a profession.
(3) Students will identify the minimum requirements when applying to a professional school of architecture.
(4) Students will identify the three steps required to become a licensed Architect.
(5) Students will identify the consultants that work with an Architect on a typical project.
ARCH 111 - ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN I
(1) Students will determine the proper length of a drawn line using various scales found on an architect's and engineer's scale.
(2) Students will identify various line types typically found on architectural drawings - and their proper usage.
(3) Students will identify the proper location, size, and style of lettering in compliance with standard architectural lettering techniques.
(4) Students will identify proper aligned dimensioning techniques, dimensioning line placement and spacing, and proper dimension numeral placement.
(5) Students will identify the proper usage of architectural symbols typically used in floor plans.
ARCH 112 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
(1) Students will recognize Egyptian architecture as permanent and unchanging; know the Pyramids of Giza, and their various functions.
(2) Students will identify Greek Classical architecture including the Parthenon, and the measures used to make the resource appear perfect to the eye.
(3) Students will identify Italian Renaissance architecture, and understand how it references Greek Classical and Ancient Roman architecture.
(4) Students will identify the design intentions of Modern architecture, and the meaning of "form follows function".
(5) Students will recognize Los Angeles architecture including the missions, architecture that integrates indoors and out, and architecture catered to the automobile.
ARCH 113 - BUILDING CODES
(1) Students will identify a building's International Building Code (IBC) occupancy classification based on its intended use.
(2) Given a building occupancy and type of construction, students will identify the basic allowable area, maximum building height in feet, and maximum number of building stories.
(3) Students will identify minimum widths for basic components of the means of egress system.
(4) Students will determine occupant loads for basic components of the means of egress system.
(5) Students will determine maximum travel distances for basic components of the means of egress system.
ARCH 114 - GREEN ARCHITECTURE AND LEED
(1) Students recognize "Integrated Design" and how this approach differs from the typical, linear design approach.
(2) Students will identify the potential materials or systems that can impact Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ).
(3) Students will recognize the concept of "Greenhouse Effect" and how solar energy and the atmosphere effect climate change.
(4) Students will know the specific goals of "Low Impact Design" (LID) and how it deals differently with storm water runoff.
(5) Students will identify GREEN-washing and understand that materials and systems are never "LEED-Certified", only buildings are.
ARCH 121 - ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN II
(1) Students will prepare interior elevations detailing millwork for bath room and kitchen cabinets given sketches and specifications.
(2) Students will prepare wall-roof-ceiling details given a rough sketch and detailed material and construction notes.
(3) Students will identify the basic components of a residential wall section including footing and roof connections.
(4) Students will determine minimum residential stair dimensions and draw the stair cross section given a floor-to-floor height.
(5) Students will identify the basic components of a fireplace section.
ARCH 122 - ARCHITECTURAL DELINEATION
(1) Students will apply the basic principles of freehand descriptive sketching to create a realistic sketch of an object.
(2) Students will generate the two-dimensional orthographic views of a building given a three-dimensional paraline view.
(3) Students will generate a three-dimensional paraline view of a building given two-dimensional orthographic views.
(4) Students will construct a two-point perspective of a building given two-dimensional orthographic views.
(5) Students will create aerial and elevation views of a complex multi-component shape delineating shades and shadows.
ARCH 123 - INTRODUCTION TO 2D COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING
(1) Students will create a window schedule using table styles and manual data input.
(2) Students will configure AutoCAD for architectural drafting and sketch a basic floor plan using available coordinate entry methods.
(3) Students will create and locate basic architectural floor plan symbols using available object snap modes and editing commands.
(4) Students will create a dimension style in compliance with industry standards and properly dimension a basic floor plan.
(5) Students will create building elevations and delineate exterior finish materials and shades using the proper hatching patterns, sizing, and scales.
ARCH 212 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY I
(1) Students will create static and motion design projects based on the interaction between the foreground and background colors.
(2) Students will design an abstract composition delineating axial, radial and occult balance.
(3) Students will delineate smooth-to-rough gradation using line work, photographs and material samples.
(4) Students will determine the proper shades and shadows for a complex composition.
(5) Students will explain the functional organization, structural system, circulation patterns and building materials of a famous building.
ARCH 213 - INTRODUCTION TO 3-D COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING
(1) Students will create a complex wireframe surface model using 3-D primitives with faceted surfaces and polygon meshes.
(2) Students will create a 3-D modeling environment with multiple views and dynamically view-edit a 3-D model.
(3) Students will create a complex solid model using 3-D solid primitives, region modeling techniques and Boolean operations.
(4) Students will extract orthographic and sectional views from a solid model.
(5) Students will render a solid model after attaching materials, adding light sources, various effects and choosing a viewpoint.
ARCH 221 - AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE
(1) Students will create a 3-D building mass model using primitives, profile creation and extrusion.
(2) Students will create a variety of 3-D wall styles and generate a 3-D floor plan using these styles given a basic layout.
(3) Students will create a variety of 3-D door and window styles and place them in a given 3-D floor plan.
(4) Students will extract a building section and elevation form a 3-D building model and create one sheet for plotting both views.
(5) Students will create and place door tags in a floor plan, then extract a door schedule from these tags.
ARCH 222 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY II
(1) Students will survey, then compare and contrast the most important works of modern architecture (i.e. post 1890) and select three personal favorites.
(2) Students will research the building construction and design philosophy of an important work of modern architecture and explain why the building was selected as important.
(3) Students will organize a team and determine each member's responsibilities to further research a building's construction in order to prepare detailed design drawings and a building model.
(4) Students will complete collaborate design projects as evaluated by student peers.
(5) Students will complete building models and start a student design portfolio in preparation for university transfer.
ARCH 223 - REVIT ARCHITECTURE
(1) Students will identify the basic principles of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
(2) Students will create a three-dimensional massing model. Apply walls, doors, and windows to this model.
(3) Students will create building sections and elevations from a building model.
(4) Students will create an Architectural Working Drawing applying building model views and a standard title block.
(5) Students will create a dimension style in compliance with industry standards and properly dimension a basic floor plan.