Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     10415 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-12:05PM LAB S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     11611 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-04:35PM LAB D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     12712 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-09:05PM LAB D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


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: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Online          12846 
Textbook
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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, Jan 16-Mar 14
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     19176 
Textbook
MW        10:15AM-11:50AM LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309       
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Online            


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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     10413 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-12:05PM LAB G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       


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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     11821 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-09:05PM 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     20113 
Textbook
MW        10:15AM-11:50AM LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309       
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Online            


DESGN 330    Engineering Systems and Design    5 Units

Prerequisite: DESGN 302 (Technical Documentation with CADD), and DESGN 320 (Three Dimensional Graphics and Design) and, DESGN 328 (Engineering Modeling and Design) with grades of "C" or better AND DESGN 310 (Graphic Analysis and Documentation) or ENGR 312 (Engineering Graphics) 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: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers machine and mechanical system design and analysis through the study of Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP) system applications. Basic Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques and technical documentation are applied to a variety of industrial and commercial products utilizing orthographics, sections, auxiliaries, tolerance reviews, Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GDT), as well as the creation of facility and production plans. Emphasis is placed on the current American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for geometric dimension and tolerancing and its application to working drawings. Applications emphasize green technology concerns, such as water and energy conservation in industrial, commercial, or municipal settings.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     11253 
Textbook
TTh       08:00AM-10:20AM LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309       
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster           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 360    Commercial Engineering Design and Drafting    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 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 employs individual and group exercises simulating typical design and engineering problems in commercial structures, commercial building systems, and environmental systems in buildings. The fundamentals of construction materials and methodology, basic code requirements, and the introduction of applied engineering concepts for heavy construction are introduced. Topics include defined programs, environmental analysis, sustainable design applications, and the development of various mass prototyping based on the given theme. Design solutions are presented by various freehand concept drawings, physical modeling and electronic media applications. A formal graphic portfolio including all course work is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     11348 
Textbook
MW        08:00AM-10:20AM 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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 13245 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 20908 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 20927 Textbook

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016