Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 114 - Architectural Graphics

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in AEC 81, or instructor approval based on high school drafting or other prior training/experience; "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100 or higher; MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 50/53 or higher.
  • AEC major only

This is a first course in graphics that is followed by other courses in the AEC program that involve graphical conceptualization and representation. It is comprised of three components: (1) computer architectural modeling in SketchUp or similar program, (2) visualization using AutoCAD and specialized software, and (3) freehand drawing. Perspective drawing, entourage, shadows, descriptive geometry, and sections and rotations, are walkthrough simulations are some of the topics included in the course.

1 hr. lect.; 6 hrs. lab

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 114, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate visualization skills by drawing, sketching, or identifying prescribed orthographic, isometric, pattern, skewed sectional, or rotated alternate views of objects
  • Create proportionally correct rendered, pencil or pen sketches of real-world objects or scenes.
  • Use the AutoCAD® software program to solve basic descriptive geometry problems involving true length and point views of linear objects as well as edge and true shape views of planar objects.
  • Use the full range of tools in a computer 3D modeling program such as SketchUp® to create, modify, and manipulate computer models of objects and to create fly-arounds, walk-throughs, or slideshows of them.
  • Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work, and meet production deadlines.
  • Demonstrate graphical problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.

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