Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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DESGN 100    Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to computer-assisted drafting and design (CADD) and basic technical drawing. It covers orthographic and isometric projection concepts, utilizing CADD to produce basic technical drawings. It introduces basic drawings from architecture, mechanical design, electronics and space planning.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     10496 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-12:05PM LAB S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       
MW        02:30PM-03:20PM LEC S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     10498 Textbook
MW        03:30PM-05:35PM LAB S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309       
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     10800 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-09:05PM LAB D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


DESGN 299    Experimental Offering in Design Technology    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
T         02:30PM-03:20PM LEC D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     18783 
Textbook
T         03:30PM-04:35PM LAB D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309       
Th        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309       
Units: 1
Hours: 8 hours LEC; 28 hours LAB
Description: This course provides hands-on experience building and operating a small 3D printer in preparation for more advanced 3D printing modeling and manufacturing. Activities include building a 3D printer from a kit, debugging problems, and creating a calibration 3D print object, as well as printing more advanced parts. Pass/No Pass only.


DESGN 300    Introduction to Design Resources    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the resources that are used in the architectural and engineering professions. It introduces construction materials and their properties and characteristics that affect construction processes. Environmental and sustainable materials, sustainable building certification, and rating systems are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     10893 
Textbook


DESGN 302    Technical Documentation with CADD    3 Units

Prerequisite: DESGN 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes using various electronic graphical media software to create standardized technical documentation for architectural, civil, and mechanical applications. A wide range of methods are used to create, print and save 2D, 3D, orthographic, and isometric presentations in a wide variety of output formats using AutoCAD as the primary tool. Section views for mechanical and architectural applications are covered, as well as a variety of drawing and file management topics. This course was formerly DESGN 102.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     11918 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


DESGN 310    Graphic Analysis and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: DESGN 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: DESGN 302 (Technical Documentation with CADD), AND ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the application of orthographic projection and geometric construction principles as they are used to solve technical problems. Additionally, graphical analysis is used to determine strength, deflection, cost, volume, and green technology ratings. These analyses may utilize design characteristics such as forces, moments, ratios, and areas as well as distance, bearing, and grade. These characteristics are then used in the solution of engineering and architectural problems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     10488 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-09:05PM LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309       


DESGN 320    Three Dimensional Graphics and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the design process for architecture and engineering. It includes the application of programming, environmental analysis, sustainable (green) considerations, code guidelines and restrictions, market analysis, and economic considerations on design projects. Technical design solutions with freehand perspective graphics, physical mass modeling prototyping, and virtual concept computer modeling are also covered. The course also includes individual and team studio situations, oral presentations, and formal critiques.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     10490 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-12:05PM LAB K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


DESGN 328    Engineering Modeling and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: DESGN 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: DESGN 320; ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the concepts and applications of three dimensional graphic design using various visualization, modeling, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs, such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit MEP. Topics include the procedures and techniques for producing surface models, solid models, and their associated technical documentation/presentation components as well as their application to civil engineering, mechanical engineering and green technology. This course was formerly DESGN 308.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     18785 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-04:05PM LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


DESGN 340    Architecture and Construction    5 Units

Prerequisite: DESGN 302 (Technical Documentation with CADD), AND DESGN 325 (Architectural Modeling and Design) or DESGN 328 (Engineering Modeling and Design) and DESGN 320 (Three Dimensional Graphics and Design), AND DESGN 310 (Graphic Analysis), or ENGR 312 (Engineering Graphics) with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the residential architectural design process. It covers the fundamentals of construction materials and methodology, basic code requirements, and the introduction of applied engineering concepts for light construction. It also includes the application of a predefined program, environmental analysis, sustainable design, building mass prototyping, and graphical technical documentation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:25AM-11:50AM LEC G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     10492 
Textbook
MW        08:00AM-10:15AM LAB G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Online            
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


DESGN 350    Surveying and Land Planning    5 Units

Prerequisite: DESGN 302 (Technical Documentation with CADD), DESGN 328 (Engineering Modeling and Design) AND DESGN 310 (Graphic Analysis and Documentation) or ENGR 312 (Engineering Graphics) with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: DESGN 320, MATH 120, MATH 124, MATH 129, and MATH 133
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course examines elementary surveying principles and basic civil design and drafting techniques. It covers the instruments, methods, and theories necessary for the measurement of distance, direction, angles, and elevations. Surveyed data is applied to create site layouts, site models, profiles, cut and fill volumes, and traverse computations. Additionally, environmental and sustainable design practices are applied to a variety of projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:25AM-11:50AM LEC G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     10494 
Textbook
TTh       08:00AM-10:15AM LAB G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Online            
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


DESGN 495    Independent Studies in Design Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 13535 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 13536 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 13537 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015