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Architectural Drafting & Design Technology

This course prepares students with skills labeled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as those used in traditional or evolving green occupation.

Course No. Course Title Credits
ADT 113 Residential Planning 4
This course will provide hands on Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) to create Residential Floor Plans, Residential Elevations, Site Layouts, Structural Framing Plans, Plumbing Plans, HVAC Plans and Electrical drawings. It will explain in detail what is required on a Residential Set of drawings for permitting purposes and will introduce students to basic Sustainability concepts and procedures.
ADT 114 Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) 4
This course is an introductory course into Computer-Assisted Drafting. It explains basic CAD commands required to produce working drawings. Students will work with basic lines and editing commands to more complicated concepts in computer drafting. They will produce basic Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details required in the residential drafting field.
ADT 120 Contract Drawings 3
This course will introduce students to reading and understanding Contract Drawings for residential and commercial construction drawings. This course will cover the composition of different industry drawings such as Residential House Plans, Commercial Architectural Plans, Civil Plans, Structural Plans, Plumbing Plans, HVAC Plans and Electrical drawings. Students will be instructed on what type of information these drawings contain and what purpose these drawings serve.
ADT 121 Residential Cost Estimating 3
This course will train students to use Residential Drawings to calculate areas, volumes and other material quantities in order to estimate material costs. It will introduce students to gathering information from various types of drawings such as Site Plans, Floor Plans, Structural Plans, building systems plans and use that information to estimate construction costs for the projects.
ADT 220 Building Information Modeling, Residential 4
This course expands computer skills to include Building Information Modeling (BIM) for residential construction. This course includes basic Residential building modeling and presentation of the projects in multi-views. It contains sustainability concepts such as site orientation studies for sustainability design.
ADT 221 Building Information Modeling, Commercial 4
This course expands BIM skills to include Commercial Building Projects and the use of features such as structural steel, multi-levels, curtain walls and store fronts. Students will expand the use of Building Information Modeling by using more advanced program features to implement commercial design into the projects.
ADT 223 Codes and Ordinances 3
This course introduces student to the many regulatory agencies that govern over the drafting and design field. It emphasizes the preparation of permit information for residential projects along with commercial building regulations for the protection of public health, safety and welfare. This course explains in further detail what it means to be sustainable and what practices can be used in “Green Building” Technology.
ADT 224 Specifications 3
This course explores building project materials and product specifications from the CSI format and how these materials and products relate to the drafting and design process. Students will research and write basic building material specifications needed to define the scope of work, construction materials, methods and quality control.
ADT 225 Commercial Cost Estimating 3
This course will bring a new dimension to estimating and will focus on Commercial Building Projects. It will include estimates on commercial building methods such as site work, structural steel systems and commercial building products.
ADT 226 Sustainability Design 3
This course will explain what “sustainability” is and include the construction materials and methods used in sustainability design and how it relates to building design. Students will expand their knowledge to include sustainability concepts into practical construction methods and details used in drafting and design.
ADT 217 Internship 4
This work experience is designed to expose the student to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with the facility. Students will work on projects selected to expose the student to “live” work situations, while building upon the student’s knowledge, skill and attitude as an entry-level technician and will be used to grade the student’s performance for the course. The schedule for meeting the requirement of this experience will be arranged between the student, faculty member and internship site. (No compensation)
ADT 218 Cooperative Educational Experience 4
This work experience is designed to expose the student to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with the facility. Students will work on projects selected to expose the student to “live” work situations, while building upon the student’s knowledge, skill and attitude as an entry-level technician and will be used to grade the student’s performance for the course. (Compensation)
BUS 110 Business Research and Report Writing 3
This course focuses on the skills and techniques required to research, write and format professional business reports. Topics include locating technical specifications, evaluating information, writing specifications and work scopes, communicating specifications to others, formatting and presenting information. (Prerequisite: ENG 101)
MCH 201 Statics and Strengths of Materials 3
This course is an examination of coplanar force systems, analysis of trusses, axial stress and strain, material properties, centroids, moments of inertia, stresses in beams, beam design and torsion.

 

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