Fall 2017 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: Eight Week - First, Aug 19-Oct 11

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECV.TorresARC MAIN Tech Ed 39110442Textbook
TTh10:15AM-11:50AMLABV.TorresARC MAIN Tech Ed 391
TBATBALABV.TorresARC MAIN Online
This class meets TTH 8:00am - 11:50am and approximately 5.2hours per week online at
canvas.losrios.edu

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

TTh01:30PM-02:20PMLECD.WelchARC MAIN Tech Ed 30910444Textbook
TTh02:30PM-04:35PMLABD.WelchARC MAIN Tech Ed 309
MW06:00PM-06:50PMLECD.SchwartzARC MAIN Tech Ed 30910711Textbook
MW07:00PM-09:05PMLABD.SchwartzARC MAIN Tech Ed 309

DESGN 298    Work Experience in Design Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to the architectural and engineering field with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Design Technology Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the architectural and engineering field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

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NOTE: This class meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting prior to the start of working hours.
SPECIAL NOTE: If a student does not already have an internship, a 1 - 4 unit (60 - 240 hour) option is available at ARC. Students may apply for an unpaid student internship offered through the ARC Design Technology Lab working under direct supervision of Design Technology Faculty. Internships are awarded after review of qualifications and interview. They are offered with limited availability. Students who meet at least one of a wide range of qualifications are encouraged to apply. Positions are available for students with interests ranging from design and technology to art, engineering, and science. Please click on the link below for more information about this opportunity and for application information or contact the work experience office:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DnHVJVxkXthnOkLc-Ly6nNW9U66N05zKFi1Dc1dv7yQ/edit#slide=id.p
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 19-Dec 14

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.SchusterARC MAIN Tech Ed 31110788Textbook

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: Eight Week - First, Aug 19-Oct 11

TTh05:30PM-07:35PMLECD.WelchARC MAIN Tech Ed 31113049Textbook
TTh07:45PM-09:20PMLABD.WelchARC MAIN Tech Ed 311
TBATBALABD.WelchARC MAIN Online
This class meets TTH 5:30pm - 9:20pm and approximately 5.4hours per week online at
canvas.losrios.edu


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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08

TTh05:30PM-07:35PMLECR.SchusterARC MAIN Tech Ed 31110434Textbook
TTh07:45PM-09:20PMLABR.SchusterARC MAIN Tech Ed 311
TBATBALABR.SchusterARC MAIN Online
This class meets TTH 5:30pm - 9:20pm and approximately 5.2hours per week online at
canvas.losrios.edu


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 19-Dec 14

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECS.Burke-PolanaARC MAIN Tech Ed 30910436Textbook
MW10:00AM-12:05PMLABS.Burke-PolanaARC MAIN Tech Ed 309

DESGN 325    Architectural Modeling and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: DESGN 100 (Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)) and DESGN 320 (Three Dimensional Graphics and Design) with a grade of "C" or better; AND DESGN 300 (Introduction to Design Resources) or ENGR 307 (Industrial Materials Testing) 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.
Course Transferable to 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 Architectural. Topics include the procedures and techniques for producing architectural models and associated technical documentation and presentation. Course projects emphasize sustainable design concepts and include all phases of design.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECG.AguilarARC MAIN Tech Ed 39119534Textbook
TTh10:15AM-11:50AMLABG.AguilarARC MAIN Tech Ed 391
TBATBALABG.AguilarARC MAIN Online
This class meets TTH 8:00am - 11:50am and approximately 5.2hours per week online at
canvas.losrios.edu


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 19-Dec 14

MW10:25AM-11:50AMLECK.ChicoineARC MAIN Tech Ed 31110438Textbook
MW08:00AM-10:15AMLABK.ChicoineARC MAIN Tech Ed 311
TBATBALABK.ChicoineARC MAIN Online
This class meets MW 8:00am - 11:50am and approximately 1.9hours per week online at
canvas.losrios.edu


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 19-Dec 14

TTh10:25AM-11:50AMLECR.SchusterARC MAIN Tech Ed 31110440Textbook
TTh08:00AM-10:15AMLABR.SchusterARC MAIN Tech Ed 311
TBATBALABR.SchusterARC MAIN Online
This class meets TTH 8:00am - 11:50am and approximately 1.9hours per week online at
canvas.losrios.edu


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: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2017