Mar 01, 2021  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

Architectural Technology - CAD/BIM Emphasis: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 66 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
TB 416B
General Information (801) 957-4827
Program Information (801) 957-3932
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Program Faculty
Professor - Jeff Plant
Associate Professors - Norman Clark, Kevin King

Program Description
Computers are being used at an increasing rate in the practice of architecture. A large percentage of design professionals perform a majority of their drawings using CAD/BIM systems. Professionals are using computers for many tasks, including graphic delineation, modeling, rendering, animation and to establish internet presence and interaction.

Students in the Architectural CAD/BIM program will have the opportunity to specialize their architectural training in the developing area of computers. This specialization will provide students with the opportunity to develop computer skills in all areas of CAD, BIM, modeling, rendering, animation and graphic presentation.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
1. Be prepared for drafting positions in architectural offices, building construction and development firms, and consulting engineering offices. 1,5
2. Demonstrate knowledge of residential and commercial construction processes, methods and materials. 1
3. Demonstrate competency in CAD/BIM drafting 1
4. Demonstrate knowledge of local and national building codes level appropriate for a second year student. 1
5. Program is current (up-to-date) and continues to offer courses that will help students be prepared to apply for employment in the field. 1
6. Demonstrate architectural drafting and design skills for a set of plans. 1,2,4
7. Acquire substantive knowledge of architectural drawing to assist engineers and owners in the construction process. 1,2
8. Effectively communicate. Develop critical reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Organize and present ideas and information orally and in writing. Understand and use the elements of effective communication in group settings. 2
9. Validate the ability to communicate effectively to the architectural profession. 2
10. Communicate effectively while working in classroom groups and teams, brainstorming and synthesizing ideas into workable schemes and presentations. 2
11. Demonstrate proficiency in inspecting construction projects to insure compliance with plans, specifications, building codes and quality assurance standards. 4
12. Engage in service-learning for community building and an enhanced academic experience. 5
13. Demonstrate the knowledge base of how architectural design, building codes, and zoning ordinances affect cities, etc. 5

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

Please note that required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, a student must follow the suggested program schedule.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfies before the designated class may be taken.

Some classes are being phased out. Check with the Department Coordinator for a list of those classes and allowable substitutions.

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