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