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CCOG for BCT 125 Summer 2022

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Course Number:
BCT 125
Course Title:
Chief Architect for Remodelers
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Course Description

Introduces the CAD-based software Chief Architect. Develops skills and vocabulary necessary to generate construction drawings and modify existing drawings. Recommended: Blueprint reading and basic computer skills. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Suitable for both MAC and Windows operating systems.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Create, annotate, edit and plot construction drawings using basic Chief Architect commands and features.
  • Produce and print drawing files that meet construction industry graphic standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students will build a basic BIM model of a house using Chief Architect

  • From the BIM model students will produce measured floor plans and elevations 

  • Students will complete homework and or quizzes provided by instructor

  • Students will print drawings and create pdf type files of drawings they create

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts and Issues:

  • Chief Architect software fundamentals

  • Basic drafting principles including NKBA standards

  • Dimensioning

  • Notes, and Specifications (Text)

  • Creating objects

  • Creating symbols

  • Walls, floors, roofs and stairs

  • Printing Chief (CAD) files

Process Skills:

  • Computer skills

  • Critical thinking 

  • Computer vocabulary

  • Architectural vocabulary

  • Computer shortcuts

  • Construction mathematics

  • Visualization

  • Memorization