Architectural Design and Drafting (ARCH)

2013-14 Edition

Sylvania Campus
Science Technology Building (ST), Room 200
971-722-4163

www.pcc.edu/arch

Career and Program Description

This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program helps students develop the design and technical skills needed in the residential and commercial building design industry.

Career possibilities exist for both self-employment and working for hire. Graduates may pursue various design and drafting jobs with residential designers, construction firms, interior designers, engineers, architects, architectural product manufacturers, city, county, state and federal drafting departments and corporate drafting departments.

Students should attend a program group advising session prior to enrollment. See department web page at www.pcc.edu/arch for additional information and a list of group advising session dates.

Consult a program advisor for information on PCC’s policy on acceptance of courses taken at other colleges or high schools or the transferability of PCC courses to other colleges. 

The Sustainable Design Certificate provides course work from architecture, interior design, building construction, social sciences and science as it relates to sustainable, or “green” building issues. This program will focus on creating buildings that are sited, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained for the health and well being of the occupants, while minimizing impact on the environment. It is recommended that students without prior drafting experience take ARCH 110 and ARCH 126 prior to starting this certificate.

The Kitchen and Bath Certificate includes course work from Architecture and Interior Design and prepares the student to take the National Kitchen and Bath Association exams to become an Associated Certified Kitchen and/or Bath Designer. 

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Design and Drafting
Architectural Design and Drafting-Residential Option

One-Year Certificate

Kitchen and Bath

Less than One-Year Certificate

Sustainable Design

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students new to the program must take the college’s placement exams for math, reading and writing prior to program advising and registration. Students must receive a C or better in all required classes in order to receive a degree in Architectural Design and Drafting. Pass/No pass grades are not accepted. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Design and Drafting
Architectural Design and Drafting-Residential Option

Architectural Design and Drafting AAS Degree

Minimum 99 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Architectural Design and Drafting Degree Credit Summary

ARCH72
ART3
ARCH Degree Electives8
General Education16
Total Credits99

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
ARCH 126Introduction to AutoCAD3
ARCH 127Introduction to Google SketchUp3
ARCH 161Residential Print Reading2
Second Term
ARCH 101Introduction to Residential Design3
ARCH 121Structural Systems I2
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
ARCH 136Intermediate AutoCAD3
ART 215History of American Residential Architecture3
Third Term
ARCH 111Intro to Residential Construction Documents3
ARCH 162Commercial Print Reading2
ARCH 237Introduction to Revit Architecture3
ARCH 256Detail Drawing with AutoCAD3
General Education4
Fourth Term
ARCH 112Intro to Commercial Construction Documents4
ARCH 113Site Planning2
ARCH 122Structural Systems 23
ARCH 133Commercial Building Codes2
General Education4
Fifth Term
ARCH 123Structural Systems 33
ARCH 201Residential Studio6
ARCH Degree Electives5
Sixth Term
ARCH 202Commercial Studio4
ARCH 224Active and Passive Building Systems4
ARCH Degree Electives3
General Education4
Seventh Term
ARCH 203Residential Renovation Studio6
ARCH 280Cooperative Education:Architectural Design and Drafting4
General Education 4
 Total Credits: 99

Architectural Degree Electives

ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
ARCH 131Sustainable Building Strategies4
ARCH 134Energy Conservation Code2
ARCH 200Principles of Architectural Design4
ARCH 204Green Residential Studio4
ARCH 247Intermediate Revit Architecture3
BCT 108Introduction to Building Science - Energy Efficient Housing3
BCT 115Introduction to Residential Greenroofing1
BCT 116Alternative Building Design3
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
ID 131Introduction to Interiors3
ID 133Space Planning3
ID 135Professional Practices for Designers3
ID 138Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Planning3
ID 236Lighting Design3
ID 238Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning3

Architectural Design and Drafting - Residential AAS Degree

Minimum 99 credit. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Architectural Design and Drafting - Residential Degree Credit Summary

ARCH62
ART3
ID15
Residential CAD Electives3
General Education16
Total Credits99

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 126Introduction to AutoCAD3
ARCH 161Residential Print Reading2
ID 131Introduction to Interiors3
Second Term
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
ARCH 136Intermediate AutoCAD3
ART 215History of American Residential Architecture3
ID 133Space Planning3
Third Term
ARCH 101Introduction to Residential Design3
ARCH 121Structural Systems I2
ARCH 256Detail Drawing with AutoCAD3
ID 138Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Planning3
Residential Electives7
Fourth Term
ARCH 111Intro to Residential Construction Documents3
ARCH 113Site Planning2
ARCH 122Structural Systems 23
ARCH 224Active and Passive Building Systems4
General Education4
Fifth Term
ARCH 201Residential Studio6
ID 236Lighting Design3
General Education4
Sixth Term
ARCH 200Principles of Architectural Design4
ARCH 127 or 237Introduction to Google SketchUp3
General Education4
Seventh Term
ARCH 203Residential Renovation Studio6
ARCH 280Cooperative Education:Architectural Design and Drafting4
General Education4
 Total Credits: 99

Residential Electives

ARCH 127Introduction to Google SketchUp3
ARCH 131Sustainable Building Strategies4
ARCH 134Energy Conservation Code2
ARCH 202Commercial Studio4
ARCH 204Green Residential Studio4
ARCH 237Introduction to Revit Architecture3
ARCH 247Intermediate Revit Architecture3
BCT 108Introduction to Building Science - Energy Efficient Housing3
BCT 115Introduction to Residential Greenroofing1
BCT 116Alternative Building Design3
BCT 244Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Installation2
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
ID 132Planning Interiors3
ID 135Professional Practices for Designers3
ID 225CAD for Kitchen and Bath Design1
ID 238Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning3

One-Year Certificate

Kitchen and Bath

Less than One-Year Certificate

Sustainable Design

Kitchen and Bath One-Year Certificate

Minimum 51 credits. Students must also meet certificate requirements. The Kitchen and Bath Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained in the Interior Design AAS Degree.

Kitchen and Bath Certificate Credit Summary

ARCH12
ART3
BCT2
ID34
Total Credits51

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
ID 125Computer Drafting for Interior Designers3
ID 131Introduction to Interiors3
Second Term
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
ID 132Planning Interiors3
ID 133Space Planning3
ID 138Introduction to Kitchen and Bath Planning3
Third Term
BCT 244Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Installation2
ID 135Professional Practices for Designers3
ID 225CAD for Kitchen and Bath Design1
ID 236Lighting Design3
ID 238Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning3
Fourth Term
ARCH 121Structural Systems I2
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
ART 215History of American Residential Architecture3
ID 280ACooperative Education: Kitchen and Bath6
 Total Credits: 51

Sustainable Design Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 43 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements.

Sustainable Design Certificate Credit Summary

ARCH20
ID3
Design and Building Electives12
General Environmental Electives8
Total Credits43

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 113Site Planning2
ARCH 134Energy Conservation Code2
ID 121Sustainable Materials for Residential Interiors3
Design and Building Electives4
General Environmental Electives4
Second Term
ARCH 131Sustainable Building Strategies4
ARCH 224Active and Passive Building Systems4
Design and Building Electives4
General Environmental Electives4
Third Term
ARCH 204Green Residential Studio4
ARCH 280Cooperative Education:Architectural Design and Drafting4
Design and Building Electives4
 Total Credits: 43

Design and Building Electives

ARCH 256Detail Drawing with AutoCAD3
BCT 108Introduction to Building Science - Energy Efficient Housing3
BCT 115Introduction to Residential Greenroofing1
BCT 116Alternative Building Design3
ID 236Lighting Design3
LAT 272Sustainable Landscaping3

General Environmental Electives

BI 200BPrinciples of Ecology: Field Biology4
ESR 171Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives4
ESR 172Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives4
GEO 210The Natural Environment4
PHL 206Introduction to Environmental Ethics4
SOC 228Introduction to Environmental Sociology4

Courses

ARCH 100. Graphic Communication for Designers. 3 Credits.

Addresses the fundamentals of perspective drawings as a communicative device. Develops perspective, freehand sketching and diagramming skills, by building a graphic vocabulary and establishing a language of architectural communication. Audit available.

ARCH 101. Introduction to Residential Design. 3 Credits.

Introduces design process and drawing for residential design focusing on design of a new single family residence. Prerequisite: ARCH 110. Audit available.

ARCH 102. Architectural Graphics 2. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the design process and drawing for commercial design focusing on design of new light frame commercial building. Prerequisite: ARCH 110. Audit available.

ARCH 110. Introduction to Architectural Drawing. 2 Credits.

Covers basic Architectural drawing skills including lettering, line quality, plans, elevations, sections and axonometric drawings. Audit available.

ARCH 111. Intro to Residential Construction Documents. 3 Credits.

Covers standards of architectural drafting and preparation of construction documents for typical residential construction. Examines construction processes and terminology. Prerequisite: ARCH 110, ARCH 124 and (ARCH 126 or ID 125 or DRF 126) and (ARCH 161 or ID 138) Recommend: ARCH 121, ARCH 136. Audit available.

ARCH 112. Intro to Commercial Construction Documents. 4 Credits.

Covers standards of architectural drafting and preparation of construction documents for typical light frame commercial construction. Examines construction processes. Prerequisites: ARCH 111, ARCH 136, ARCH 162. Audit available.

ARCH 113. Site Planning. 2 Credits.

Covers site development, including surveying existing grades, locating existing and future buildings, driveways erosion control, storm water management and drawing site plans. Prerequisite: ARCH 110, (ARCH 126 or ID 125) Recommend: ARCH 121, ARCH 124. Audit available.

ARCH 121. Structural Systems I. 2 Credits.

An overview of residential structural systems, including identification of structural members, loads and load paths and reading structural framing plans. Prerequisite/concurrent: ARCH 124. Audit available.

ARCH 122. Structural Systems 2. 3 Credits.

Covers the structuring of residential buildings including sizing of wood rafters, joists, beams, etc. Prerequisite: ARCH 121, MTH 60 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ARCH 123. Structural Systems 3. 3 Credits.

Covers basic residential retaining walls, concrete foundations and residential prescriptive path solutions for wind and seismic loads. Prerequisite: ARCH 122, MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ARCH 124. Introduction to Building Systems. 3 Credits.

An overview of residential building systems, including building construction, and heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and passive solar systems. Audit available.

ARCH 126. Introduction to AutoCAD. 3 Credits.

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.

ARCH 127. Introduction to Google SketchUp. 3 Credits.

Introduces basic 3-D modeling terminology, concepts and tools used to create simple building models and useful everyday shapes using SketchUp 3-D modeling software. Audit available.

ARCH 131. Sustainable Building Strategies. 4 Credits.

Focuses on creating buildings that are sited, designed, constructed, operated and maintained for the health and well-being of the occupants, while minimizing impact on the environment. Prerequisite: ID 121 Prerequisite/concurrent: ARCH 224. Audit available.

ARCH 132. Residential Building Codes. 2 Credits.

Introduction to land use zoning and international residential building codes. Selected portions of the code will be discussed, with application to sample building plans. Prerequisite/concurrent: ARCH 124 or BCT 103. Audit available.

ARCH 133. Commercial Building Codes. 2 Credits.

Introduction to land use zoning and Oregon Building Codes for commercial buildings, using International Building Code. Selected portions of the code will be discussed, with application to sample buildings. Prerequisite/concurrent: ARCH 124 or BCT 103. Audit available.

ARCH 134. Energy Conservation Code. 2 Credits.

Provides an introduction to the Energy Conservation Code. Discusses selected portions of the code with application to sample building plans. Explores options for alternative materials and methods of code compliance. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ARCH 136. Intermediate AutoCAD. 3 Credits.

In-depth study of computer-aided-drafting using AutoCAD software and its applications to architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH 126 or ID 125. Audit available.

ARCH 137. AutoCAD Architecture. 3 Credits.

Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture which offers a variety of tools not available in the base AutoCAD software, including 3D objects representing the most common architectural components such as walls, doors, windows, stairs and roofs. Prerequisite: ARCH 136 or DRF 136. Audit available.

ARCH 140. Introduction to CHIEF ARCHITECT. 3 Credits.

Introduces CHIEF ARCHITECT software as a design and drafting tool, its applications to architecture, and covers creation, retrieval and modification of drawings using basic commands. Course is also worth 60 LU credits to AIA members. Audit available.

ARCH 161. Residential Print Reading. 2 Credits.

Introduces methods to identify, communicate and apply information found on typical residential construction drawings. Audit available.

ARCH 162. Commercial Print Reading. 2 Credits.

Introduces methods to identify, communicate and apply information found on typical commercial construction drawings. Recommended: ARCH 161. Audit available.

ARCH 200. Principles of Architectural Design. 4 Credits.

Introduces concepts, theories, and practices of the discipline of architecture. Includes study of perceptual, environmental, technical and organizational concepts through lectures and individual projects in observing architectural spaces and forms. Audit available.

ARCH 201. Residential Studio. 6 Credits.

Covers design development and construction documents for a new single family residence. Prerequisites: ARCH 101, ARCH 111, ARCH 113, ARCH 122, ARCH 124, ARCH 132, ARCH 136, and ART 215. Audit available.

ARCH 202. Commercial Studio. 4 Credits.

Covers the design process and schematic/presentation drawings for a light frame commercial building. Prerequisites: ARCH 101, ARCH 112, ARCH 133 and (ARCH 127 or ARCH 237). Audit available.

ARCH 203. Residential Renovation Studio. 6 Credits.

Covers "as built" drawings, design and construction documents for a residential remodel/addition. Prerequisites: ARCH 101, ARCH 111, ARCH 113, ARCH 122, ARCH 124, ARCH 132, ARCH 136, and ART 215. Audit available.

ARCH 204. Green Residential Studio. 4 Credits.

Advanced study of sustainable building design and systems, and applied to residential buildings. Includes site analysis passive technologies, and use of sustainable building materials. Concepts will be applied to an actual house design in a studio format. Prerequisite: ARCH 101 or department approval for similar experience. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: ARCH 131 and ARCH 224, and ID 121 and BCT 206; or instructor permission. Audit available.

ARCH 224. Active and Passive Building Systems. 4 Credits.

Advanced study of structural systems, mechanical systems, specifications, and building codes in residential and small commercial buildings. Prerequisite: ARCH 121, ARCH 124. Audit available.

ARCH 237. Introduction to Revit Architecture. 3 Credits.

Introduces Revit Architecture and its applications to architectural design and drafting. Audit available.

ARCH 247. Intermediate Revit Architecture. 3 Credits.

Explores Revit Architectures intermediate commands and features and its application to architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH 237 Audit available.

ARCH 256. Detail Drawing with AutoCAD. 3 Credits.

Develops skills in creating construction detail and section drawings using appropriate scale, line weights, symbols and annotations. Prerequisite: ARCH 136. Audit available.

ARCH 280. Cooperative Education:Architectural Design and Drafting. 1-4 Credit.

Work or observe on approved job sites. Student receives as varied and complete an experience as possible under job conditions. Credits are variable and based on the number of clock hours student spends on job site. Must be coordinated with the supervisor, instructor, and cooperative education specialist. Department permission required.