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Course Content and Outcome Guide for ARCH 136

Course Number:
ARCH 136
Course Title:
Intermediate AutoCAD
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

In-depth study of computer-aided-drafting using AutoCAD software and its applications to architecture. Prerequisites: ARCH 126 or ID 125. 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 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 intermediate AutoCAD commands and features.
Display intermediate AutoCAD skills needed for an advanced level course.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Individual and full class discussion; lab drawing assignments; exams; and final project deliverables 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.  Open laboratory time will be made available, and may be necessary to complete the given tasks. 

  • 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.