Course Offerings

AR 103 - Building Codes and Standards

In this course, the application of commercial building codes is studied, referencing the Michigan Building Code by I.C.C.(International Code Council). Land use zoning ordinances are studied and reviewed.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 105 - Construction Materials I

In this course students apply fundamental construction principles and the use of materials and methods for both commercial and residential building based on the Construction Specification institute\'s (CSI) Master Format. Students are introduced to the Architectural Technology Program and to the concepts of sustainable building practices. This course includes CSI Divisions 1 through 6.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 106 - Construction Materials II

In this course students apply fundamental construction principles and the use of materials and methods for both commercial and residential building based on the Construction Specifications Institutes (CSI) MasterFormat. This course is limited to CSI Divisions 7, 8, 9, 13, heat loss, sustainable building practices, and an introduction to plumbing, HVAC, and electrical.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 108 - Residential Building Codes and Standards

In this course the application of residential building codes is studied referencing the current Michigan Residential Building Code by I.C.C. (International Building Code). This course complies with continuing education requirements for licensed builders.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 111 - Orientation to Architecture

This introductory course to Architecture exposes students to the history of contemporary architecture, design, the profession of architecture and related fields of study.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 112 - Mechanical and Electrical Drafting

In this course, students study the design of heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical building systems, using Revit MEP Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Software. They learn to create mechanical and electrical model of a building and create working drawings.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 119 - Introduction to Architectural CAD

In this course, students use CAD (Computer Aided Design) to generate graphics to create architectural drawings. Study includes terminology, techniques, and application of CAD. Students create floor plans, site plans, elevations, and sections. Autodesk AutoCAD is the software used to create 2D drawings.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 120 - Architectural Working Drawings I

A study of how a commercial building is assembled. A typical light commercial structure is drafted using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Code restrictions, material use, and construction methods will be emphasized. Students will take the Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Examination during the course. Six hours lecture/lab. Recommended Skills: A working knowledge of Building Information Modeling(BIM) using Autodesk Revit Architecture.
Course Fee: $85 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 121 - Architectural Working Drawings II

This course focuses on drafting of architectural commercial working drawings including site plan, foundation plan, floor plan, elevations, structural plan, sections, and details. Students create a BIM (Building Information Model) using Revit to produce working drawings.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 125 - Print Reading and Specifications

Students will apply fundamental principles, methods and techniques in the reading, interpreting, and understanding of construction documents. Both prints and specifications of commercial and residential buildings will be studied. Students will learn quantity takeoffs of buildings.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 129 - Architectural 3D CAD

Students learn how to create a 3D model of a building using Autodesk Revit Architecture software. From this model, floor plans, elevations, sections, schedules and renderings can be generated. A set of 2D building drawings can be created. This is a starter course in the Architectural Programs and for Building Information Modeling (BIM). Recommended Skills : Knowledge of computers.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 201 - Architectural Graphics I

Students use manual drafting and sketching to learn architectural drawing. Students will learn to pictorially represent buildings by drawing floor plans, wall sections, building sections, elevations, isometrics, 3D sketches of interiors and exteriors, one-point and two-point perspectives, shades and shadows, and renderings. Offered Fall and Winter terms.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 202 - Architectural Graphics II

Students learn computer tools that create presentation drawings of building projects. Tools include software packages that allow quick 3D renderings of 2D sketches and tools that map textures and backgrounds on 3D models. Computer art tools to modify and refine pictorial renderings are also taught. A product of this course is to create images for a portfolio. Four hours lecture/lab Offered Winter only.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 208 - Design Studio: Commercial Building Design

In this course, students learn the process of designing a commercial building from the initial programming to the design development of a building. Sustainable design practices and multiple disciplines, such as architecture and engineering, are incorporated into the design of the building. Students work both individually and as teams during the design process. Students use CAD, Computer Aided Design, and BIM, Building Information Modeling, to generate drawings and images.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

AR 218 - Sustainable Residential Design

In this course students learn guidelines for the planning and designing of a sustainable home. During the process, students analyze the building site, use sustainable technology and materials, and apply building codes and residential construction techniques. Students use architectural drafting tools and write case studies on specific materials or techniques to develop a comprehensive design for a residential structure.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 140 - Introduction to Inventor

In this course students learn to use the most current Autodesk Inventor parametric solid modeling software to generate: 3D models, assemblies, and 2D layout drawings.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 150 - Introduction to SolidWorks

SolidWorks is one of the leading parametric solid modeling software packages used in industry. This course introduces the basic functions of the software including the creation of 3D Models, assembly of models, and generation of model and assembly drawings.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 155 - Introduction to NX

Siemens NX is a high performance 3D parametric modeling software used in many automotive related fields. In this course, students learn to generate 3D models, assemblies, surfaces, and detail drawings using this software. It is recommended that students take EG110 engineering graphics or have equivalent blueprint skills prior to taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 180 - Introduction to Mechanical Concepts

This course is designed to introduce the students to mechanical concepts. The concepts covered include fasteners, weldments/ processes, piping, manufacturing and machining processes, drive mechanisms, as well as 3D printing. This course does not use any CAD software but focuses on how products are made. This course includes industry visits.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 190 - Intermediate Solidworks

This course is a second level SolidWorks course, building on the material covered in DR 150 - Introduction to SolidWorks. The content areas include intermediate level parts, intermediate level assemblies, and various production drawings. Also included are the topics of sheet metal, weldments, simulation and surfacing. DR150 or equivalent experience, computer skills and engineering graphics skills are recommended prior to enrolling in this course. This course prepares students to sit for the Certified SolidWorks Associate Level exam.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 212 - Tool Design

This class teaches the design of jigs, fixtures, and gages. A special emphasis is placed on machining fixtures. Specification of standard parts, raw materials, fabricated details, and critical dimensions are included in this course. EG110 engineering graphics or equivalent knowledge is recommended prior to taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 224 - Die Design

This course on die design includes sheet metal stamping processes, types of stamping dies, and the process of designing a stamping die. Topics include web layout and calculations, standard die components, die design fundamentals, development of the plan and section views, bill of materials, and cost estimating. It is recommended that students take EG 110 or have equivalent blueprint skills prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 225 - Advanced Die Design

Prerequisite: DR 224 Advanced Die Design builds on the concepts of DR 224 and covers the design of compound, progressive, and complex trim dies using features such as cam action, stock lifters, and spring pads. Sheet metal drawing and forming principles are also covered.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 229 - Detail Drafting

Prerequisite: EG 110. An advanced drafting course that involves industrial drafting practices relative to standards, design layout, dimensioning, tolerancing, detailing and checking. Working drawings and engineering change order procedures are included in the course drawings.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 240 - Advanced SolidWorks

Advanced SolidWorks covers many of the add-on capabilities contained in this comprehensive CAD program. DR 240 covers the following SolidWorks components: mechanical mates, animation and motion, Photo-View 360, tables and BOM, 3D scanning, and CAM programming. Dimension expert, tolerance analyst, and interference detection are also included. A major design project is used to integrate all of these features.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 241 - Mold Design Theory

This course is an overview of the study of injection mold design. Topics include: principles of the injection molding machine; heat measurement; heat transfer within the mold; mold calculations; mold types; runner and gate design; venting; mold components; and materials used in molds. Students experience moving components within the mold and calculations related to the moving components, and design several kinds of injection molds.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 258 - Introduction to Pro Engineer/Creo

Students learn to use Pro Engineer/Creo parametric modeling software to generate 3-D models, shaded pictures, assemblies, and detail drawings. There are no pre-requisite requirements although a basic knowledge of engineering graphics is helpful.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 260 - Introduction to Catia

Catia is a high performance 3D parametric modeling software marketed by Dassault Systems and used in many automotive related fields. Students learn to generate 3D models, rendered images, assemblies, surfaces, and detail drawings. Recommended Skills: Students must be able to operate a computer in the Windows environment and have an understanding of mechanical drawings.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DR 279 - Team Design Project

This is a project-oriented laboratory course in which the students use a team approach to solve technical problems similar to those encountered by designers in industry. Using computer aided solid-modeling software, the teams create the necessary 3-D models, proto-types, use analysis software tools and technical documentation. Each team is required to make oral and written presentations to their classmates.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EG 110 - Industrial Graphics With CAD

In this course students learn to interpret and create industrial drawings. Students use AutoCAD to create single and multiview drawings using proper view position, auxiliary views, and section views. Students are introduced to: dimensioning, tolerances, threads and fasteners, as well as basic functions in CAD necessary to manage files.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EG 201 - Advanced Engineering Graphics

This course expands knowledge of the concepts learned in EG 110. Students learn Advanced Engineering Graphics using Autocad and/or Solidworks. Topics include detail and assembly weldments, working drawings, developments for sheet metal and packaging, gears and cams, and plant layout.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)