Spring 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, Jan 14-Mar 13
MW        05:30PM-07:35PM LEC G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     19145 
Textbook
MW        07:45PM-09:20PM 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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        08:45AM-09:35AM LEC S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     10392 Textbook
MW        09:45AM-11:50AM LAB S.Burke-Polana       ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     11462 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-04:35PM LAB D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


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: Other Term, Feb 15-May 06
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Pyrev              ARC MAIN Online          20325 
Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM in RM 309 or Saturday, February 18 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 309, a face-to-face midpoint meeting TBA, and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 309.
SPECIAL NOTE: If a student does not already have an internship, a 1 unit (60 - 72 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. Internship hours may be fulfilled by working 6 hours per week for the 12 week session on Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm or Friday 8:00pm - 2:00pm. 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

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Pyrev              ARC MAIN Online          20326 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM in RM 309 or Saturday, February 18 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 309, a face-to-face midpoint meeting TBA, and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 309.
SPECIAL NOTE: If a student does not already have an internship, a 1 unit (60 - 72 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. Internship hours may be fulfilled by working 6 hours per week for the 12 week session on Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm or Friday 8:00pm - 2:00pm. 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: Eight Week - First, Jan 14-Mar 13
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Aguilar            ARC MAIN Online          12495 
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 - Second, Mar 14-May 11
MW        12:00PM-02:05PM LEC D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     13065 
Textbook
MW        02:15PM-03:50PM LAB D.Welch              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       
MW        02:15PM-03:50PM LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       
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 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 14-May 11
MW        05:30PM-07:35PM LEC K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     10390 
Textbook
MW        07:45PM-09:20PM LAB K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Chicoine           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 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 - First, Jan 14-Mar 13
MW        12:00PM-02:05PM LEC K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     11645 
Textbook
MW        02:15PM-03:50PM LAB K.Chicoine           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Chicoine           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 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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     13369 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-09:05PM LAB R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


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 14-May 17
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC R.Schuster           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 309     11145 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:20PM 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 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Herrlinger         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     11227 
Textbook
MW        08:00AM-10:20AM LAB G.Herrlinger         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Herrlinger         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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 12708 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 20759 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Schuster            TBA TBA                 20878 Textbook

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017