PCC/ CCOG / ARCH

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ARCH 126

Course Number:
ARCH 126
Course Title:
Introduction to AutoCAD
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Introduces AutoCAD software as a design and drafting tool for architecture and interior design. Only one of ARCH 126, ID 125, or DRF 126 can be taken for credit. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is a required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Design and Drafting.  

Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institu­tion to which the student wishes to transfer.  

Students must be capable of reading and communicating in the English language and may be required to pass a listening competency test administered by the department.  Students who may have a disability and wish an accommodation should make arrangements to meet with the instructor outside of class to discuss specific requests.  Any request for accommodation may require that documentation of disability be reviewed by the Office for Students with Disabilities 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Create, annotate, edit and plot drawings using basic AutoCAD commands and features.
Apply basic AutoCAD skills to intermediate AutoCAD course and other design and drafting courses.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation procedures and grading criteria will be discussed during the first class meeting.  Individual and classroom discussion, lab drawing assignments, exams and quizzes, and a final project may be used to assess outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course will be presented by means of short lecture/discussion sessions and laboratory projects.  Individualized instruction will be provided while the student is working on assigned projects.

  • Design students must be able to visualize and graphically reproduce complex layouts to succeed in subsequent drafting and design courses. 
  • Designers need to be able to communicate with each other, and with manufacturing and construction personnel using graphical representations of physical objects.
  • AutoCAD design software is widely used in the Architectural Design and Drafting professions.
  • Many Architectural Design and Drafting graduates enter the workplace by performing computerized graphics manipulations.