Architectural Drafting (614)
614-104. Architectural History. (3 Credits)
Review architectural history from prehistory through modern times. Identify styles of architecture. Evaluate buildings and structures within the context of time, religion, politics, culture, economics, technology, and the physical environment. Produce sketches to develop drawing skills and examine significant historical buildings.
614-107. Intro to Drafting. (3 Credits)
Develop basic drawing skills. Use hand sketching and Sketchup software to effectively communicate architectural concepts and to solve architectural problems. Become familiar with architectural drafting conventions as you learn to navigate and interpret construction working drawings. Begin to explore a variety of construction types and materials.
614-108. Architectural CAD I. (2 Credits)
Explore computer-aided drafting equipment and its application to architectural drawings. Learn basic AutoCAD commands and develop an understanding of the software's use in industry while completing a series of projects and exercises.
614-110. Architectural AutoCAD. (3 Credits)
This class will introduce you to AutoCAD software. Construction Documents for a small residential building are taught according to local industry standards. Emphasis is placed on applying the basic AutoCAD commands while learning simple-construction techniques.
614-128. Architectural Design Elements. (2 Credits)
Gain a basic understanding of the design elements and processes involved in residential and commercial construction, including site planning, conceptual design, space and function relationships, cost planning, and scale modeling. Explore the processes and procedures for solving design problems.
614-129. Architectural CAD II. (3 Credits)
Use advanced computer-aided drafting commands to generate blueprints for a wood frame building and locate the structure on a site. Interface Microsoft Word with AutoCAD.
614-131. Residential REVIT. (3 Credits)
This class will introduce you to Revit's architectural software while drawing a residential project. A code search is concluded with the project. Emphasis is placed on using BIM - Building Information Modeling - software to produce a construction set of drawings.
614-132. Commercial AutoCAD. (3 Credits)
Advanced AutoCAD commands are utilized while doing a small commercial building. On-site field measuring, paper space, stairs, National CAD Standards (NCS) method of industry standardization, Excel spreadsheet, and interfacing digital photography with AutoCAD are built-in.
Prerequisites: (614-110 with a minimum grade of C)
614-133. Architectural CAD III. (3 Credits)
Explore advanced commands in AutoLisp-customization. Use AutoCAD software to complete projects that involve masonry buildings, field measurements, time sheets, and interfacing digital photography.
Prerequisites: (614-129 with a minimum grade of C)
614-134. Architectural Building Codes. (1 Credit)
Examine and interpret the various standards and building codes used in residential and commercial construction with a focus on those that apply to the architectural discipline in Wisconsin.
Prerequisites: 614-149 with a minimum grade of C
614-135. Construction Technology. (3 Credits)
Receive valuable hands-on construction experience with a variety of materials and at various stages of construction from rough framing to finish carpentry. Follow construction processes and sequences. Become familiar with the physical properties of building materials and construction techniques.
614-137. Sustainable Building. (3 Credits)
Examine the characteristics of sustainable buildings including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Assess technologies to achieve improvements in these areas. Evaluate sustainable solutions in terms of their social, environmental, and economic impact.
614-138. Structural Concepts. (2 Credits)
This course studies the fundamental structural concepts and principles for buildings and other structures. Study includes Structural CAD drafting for residential and commercial buildings. Wood tables are introduced for residential framing. Foundation plan and details are drawn for a commercial building. Student will calculate simple structural engineering problems.
Prerequisites: 614-110 with a minimum grade of C
614-141. Commercial REVIT. (3 Credits)
Advanced Revit commands are introduced while drawing a small commercial building. Instruction includes lectures, DVD supplements, and textbook tutorials. A set of working drawings are produced.
Prerequisites: (614-131 with a minimum grade of C)
614-144. Civil 3D CAD. (3 Credits)
An introduction to the use of computer-aided drawing and design software for the civil engineering discipline. Application of software within engineering include mapping, topography, site development, subdivision and highway design.
Prerequisites: 614-132 with a minimum grade of C
614-145. Applied Revit. (3 Credits)
Study the basic concepts related to steel buildings, parking lot development, three-dimensional modeling and design, solid modeling and mass properties calculations, rendering tools and techniques, and animation and simulation tools. Revit will be the primary architectural software.
Prerequisites: (614-133 with a minimum grade of C)
614-146. Architectural Design Studio. (4 Credits)
Draw from each prerequisite/core class to develop a building design from concept through production of construction documents.
614-148. Architectural Revit. (3 Credits)
Use Revit software to construct a building as well as contemplate various materials and how they coincide with each other.
Prerequisites: (614-129 with a minimum grade of C or Approval of Associate Dean )
614-149. Materials and Methods. (3 Credits)
Architectural students will learn building terminology and mechanical systems as applied to commercial and residential facilities.
Prerequisites: (614-107 with a minimum grade of C)
614-158. Architectural Revit II. (3 Credits)
Revit II will explore the notion of enabling worksharing and creating worksets. Students will get the opportunity to work as groups on one model, simultaneously. Other topics include the creation of families, templates, and sheets. In addition to creating a construction document set, students will also be required to create a rendered view and walkthrough.
Prerequisites: (614-148 with a minimum grade of D-)
614-165. Building Estimating. (2 Credits)
This class will introduce you to basics in estimating building construction cost. Numerous illustrations are used to help clarify the written text while emphasizing construction terminology, plan reading, basic code requirements, and good construction practices.
Prerequisites: 614-149 with a minimum grade of C
614-199. PLTW Civil Eng & Architecture. (3 Credits)
Gain an introduction to interdependent fields of civil engineering and architecture; learn project planning, site planning and building design.
614-301. Survey of Arch Drafting. (1 Credit)
This course will provide an introductory survey of Architectural Drafting. Topics will include manual drafting, architectural history, and construction blueprint reading.
614-302. Survey of Architectural Design. (1 Credit)
Students will use skills and concepts learned in pre-requisite course to design an architectural project. Students will use computer-aided drafting software to develop and present the project.
Prerequisites: 614-301 with a minimum grade of C
614-403. Revit for Professionals. (1 Credit)
Explore Autodesk Revit, the world’s leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Become familiar with the interface, and learn basic and intermediate modeling techniques. Learn to create column grids, place walls, doors and windows, and model floors, stairs, ceilings and roofs. Set up and print a small set of construction documents. Gain the tools and techniques to produce Revit models.
614-421. AutoCAD for Plumbing. (3.2 Credits)
Plumbers and plumbing apprentices will learn basic AutoCAD to create floor plans and isometric plumbing drawings.
614-422. State Apprvd Plumbing Drawings. (3.2 Credits)
The plumbing plan review for a public building or place of employment is generally based on a minimum of 16 fixtures, which include water heaters, storm inlets, hose bibs and floor drains, or relates to health care facilities, or specific installations as identified in SPS Tables 382.20-1 and -2. This may include additions or alterations. Interior and exterior building water distribution and sanitary drain and vent systems may be reviewed together or separately. Storm water and Clearwater systems may be part of the review. This class gives the learner the ability to schedule for a state approvals, submit a state approval and receive the approved plan. Learner will draw floor plans, isometric perspectives and plumbing details relative to state approvals.
Prerequisites: 614-421 with a minimum grade of S
614-540. Transit/Level for Apprentices. (0.5 Credits)
Develop an understanding of the builder¿s and transit level, the recording of leveling notes, the use of information on a plan to layout work on the job, and related math procedures. Fulfill the ABC indentured plumbing apprentice unpaid related instruction requirements during this evening course.