Computer Aided Drafting/Building Information Modeling AAS-T

Overview

Program Description

This program differs from the Computer Aided Drafting/Building Information Modeling Technology Associate in Applied Science degree by offering more general education as part of the core requirement, making it more transferrable to colleges and universities who chose to articulate with South Puget Sound Community College.  The only current accepted articulation for this AAS-T degree is with The Evergreen State College as part of their up-side-down degree.  

The program is designed to meet entry-level employment requirements in Computer Aided Drafting occupations and provide students with a broad range of employment opportunities in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical and Building Information Modeling technologies.  In addition, students may elect a specific area of concentration to meet their personal goals or occupational requirements.

Career Opportunities

CAD / BIM technicians translate the ideas and rough sketches of architects, engineers and designers into 2D plans and 3D models.  Experienced workers may advance to building modelers, plan checkers, detailers or design drafters. A typical work week will consist of 40 hours, but overtime may be required to meet deadlines.  CAD / BIM Technicians can work for engineers, architectural firms, manufacturing plants, designers, and a wide variety of government agencies. See Information Technology » Computer Aided Drafting Technology for more career and employment information.

Program Outcomes

At the completion foe the CAD/BIM Technology Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, think critically, formulate, and present accurate solutions to the assigned projects
  • Able to use a variety of effective communication tools and skills to support conclusions, project solutions and technical documentation
  • Apply knowledge related academic skills, applied mathematics and industry software platforms to resolve technical engineering / drafting problems
  • Commit to the quality of results in assigned projects and professional and ethical responsibility related to their professional discipline
  • Actively engage on diverse, multi-disciplinary teams

In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to CAD-BIM Technology:

  • Produce a personal portfolio of industry standard documents utilizing a variety of computer drafting applications
  • Develop complete plans to meet the needs of the (AEC) Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries
  • Create 3-D parametric building models and related content using Autodesk Revit. Use embedded information to analyze and document building characteristics
  • Develop plans and profiles, section views, sub division maps, grading plans with accurate and correct interpretation of survey data utilizing survey instruments
  • Model mechanical design concepts in 3D utilizing industry recognized solid modeling software

Program Information

  • Textbooks and required tools are estimated to range from $300.00 - $500.00 for the 2-Year program
  • $15.00 - $25.00 lab fee included in tuition costs will be charged for each appropriate course
  • Program experiences will include E-Learning and innovative use of technology

AAS-T Degree Requirements

The degree concentrates on the technical aspects of the student’s chosen career area. To qualify for the degree, a student must successfully complete three of the four possible certificates, meet the requirements of the approved AAS-T program and earn at least 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above. Courses for the degree should be selected with the assistance of an academic advisor in accordance with a prescribed program of study listed for CAD/BIM Technology. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in core and distribution courses is required for transfer to The Evergreen State College.

Admission: CAD/BIM Technology Program has an open enrollment policy with curriculum paths starting every quarter, except summer.

Additional Program Information

 

Educational Plan

CAD/BIM Technology AAS-T

97-102 credits
For Transfer to The Evergreen State College

Core Requirements

CAD 101 Mechanical Drafting I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory level Mechanical Drafting/CAD. Includes basic CAD drawing and editing tool usage, understanding scales, plane geometry, shape descriptions with an emphasis on 3-D projection theory. Prerequisite: None, recommended CAD 150 be taken concurrently.
CAD 120 Architectural Drafting I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduction to Architectural Drafting. Understanding drawing scales, construction materials, cost estimating basics, residential building codes and step-by-step development of residential construction documents including: floor plan(s), building sections, exterior elevations, roof and foundation plans. Prerequisite: CAD 101 or instructor's permission.
CAD 150 Introduction to CAD 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting. Includes file management, coordinate systems, draw commands, editing commands, dimensioning variables, layer management, external reference files, blocks, create attributes, dynamic blocks, introduction to parametric modeling and plotting. Prerequisite: Experience with Windows operating system highly recommended.
CAD 160 Civil Drafting I 4 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory level Civil Drafting. Traditional computer aided drafting theory-building course. Fundamental procedures in the development and understanding of Civil Drafting. Includes field note interpretation, plotting traverse, legal descriptions, topography map production, and computations relative to a variety of civil projects. Prerequisite: CAD 101, CAD 150 or instructor's permission.

Additional Requirements – Architectural Drafting Certificate 
CAD 222 Architectural CAD I 5 Credits Search Schedule
First half of the two part Advanced CAD Architectural drawing system which utilizes a productive and organized approach to creating Construction Documents. Includes: external file referencing, blocks with attributes, template files, dimensioning styles, text management, detail libraries, industry based layering schemes and plotting variables. Prerequisite: CAD 120, 150 or instructor's permission.
CAD 223 Architectural CAD II 5 Credits Search Schedule
Second half of the two part Advanced CAD Architectural drawing system which utilizes a productive and organized approach to creating Construction Documents. Includes: external file referencing, blocks with attributes, template files, dimensioning styles, text management, detail libraries, industry based layering schemes and plotting variables. Prerequisite: CAD 222 or instructor's permission.
CAD 224 Architectural CAD III 5 Credits Search Schedule
Capstone course in the Architectural CAD certificate curriculum utilizing the drawing system tools developed in the prerequisite courses. Exposure to the residential design process starting with schematic design transitioning through design development and culminates with the creation of industry standard construction documents. Prerequisite: CAD 120, 222, 223.
BIM 211 Construction Documents 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory level understanding of commercial construction and BIM projects with a strong emphasis on reading and understanding existing commercial construction documents that have been created from BIM models. Focuses on site related, architectural, and structural elements as well as broad mechanical and electrical elements of the documents. Prerequisite: CAD 120, BIM 201.

Additional Requirements – Mechanical Drafting Certificate 
CAD 241 Mechanical CAD I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling utilizing SolidWorks Solid Modeling Software and its design environment. Course includes design sketching, solid geometry, blueprinting, solid assembles and solid material and textures. Prerequisite: CAD 101, 150 or instructor's permission.
CAD 242 Mechanical CAD II 5 Credits Search Schedule
Intermediate 3D Solid Modeling utilizing SolidWorks Solid Modeling Software. Course includes expanded design sketching skills, creation of more complex designs, creation of solid assemblies and an introduction to solid analysis. Prerequisite: CAD 241 or instructor's permission.
CAD 243 Mechanical CAD III 5 Credits Search Schedule
Advanced 3D Solid Modeling utilizing SolidWorks Solid Modeling Software. Course includes advanced sketch design and editing, complex solid assembly creation and editing, advanced blueprinting and an introduction to Solid stress and movement analysis. Prerequisite: CAD 242 or instructor's permission.

Additional Requirements – Civil Drafting Certificate 
CAD 261 Civil CAD I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory level Civil CAD course utilizing Civil/Survey specialized software. Includes: Plat Map creation, Subdivision map creation, Topographic map creation as well as Plan and Profile Drawings. Assigned projects include a variety of public and private practice type drawings. Prerequisite: CAD 150, CAD 160 or instructor's permission.
CAD 262 Civil CAD II 5 Credits Search Schedule
Intermediate level Civil/Survey design. Includes subdivision map creation, points file conversion, topographic map development for converted point files, grading plan design, cut and fill calculations, parcel map development and data query. Introduction to the foundational skills necessary to succeed in CAD 263, the advanced Civil/Survey application course. Prerequisite: CAD 160, 261 or instructor's permission.
CAD 263 Civil CAD III 5 Credits Search Schedule
Advanced Level civil/survey design software. Includes working with point files, importing and exporting point files from data collection devices. Working with point groups, creation of topographic maps, advanced plan and profile designs, roadway cross-sections, and fill quantities relative to road design. CAD 264 should be taken concurrently with this class. Prerequisite: CAD 160 and 261 and 262 or instructor's permission.
CAD 264 Surveying I 3 Credits Search Schedule
Theory of errors, taping corrections, level traverses, angles, bearing azimuths, operation of a transit, interior and deflection angles, repetition of angles, traverse computations, latitudes and departures, adjustments of traverse coordinates, computation of stadia, vertical and horizontal curves. CAD 263 should be taken concurrently with this class. Prerequisite: CAD 160 and 261 and 262 or instructor's permission.

Additional Requirements – Building Information Modeling Certificate 
BIM 201 Building Information Modeling I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory to Revit Architecture. Industry driven BIM software will be utilized to create an accurate and effective building model while exposing students to the power and potential of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and its impact on the AEC (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) Industry. Prerequisite: CAD 120, 150 or instructor's permission.
BIM 202 Building Information Modeling II 5 Credits Search Schedule
Intermediate Revit Architecture. Expansion of skills from BIM 201 using industry-driven BIM software. The "Information" component of BIM will be the primary focus throughout the course. Use of software to create detailed construction documents, as well as basic 3D model presentation techniques, project phasing, and managing design options. Prerequisite: BIM 201 with a "C" or better.
BIM 203 Building Information Modeling III 5 Credits Search Schedule
Advanced Revit architecture and techniques for industry-driven BIM software. Collaboration, teamwork, and creating custom content will be the primary focal points of this course. Students will work collaboratively on a common building project to simulate a real-world work environment. Additionally, each student will be responsible for contributing custom content to the project. Prerequisite: BIM 202 with a "C" or better.
BIM 211 Construction Documents 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory level understanding of commercial construction and BIM projects with a strong emphasis on reading and understanding existing commercial construction documents that have been created from BIM models. Focuses on site related, architectural, and structural elements as well as broad mechanical and electrical elements of the documents. Prerequisite: CAD 120, BIM 201.

Additional Requirements – AAS-T 
Complete 3 of the 4 Certificate Additional Requirements

General Education Requirements – AAS-T
Communication:

ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING

Additional Communication:
CMST 240 Intercultural Communication: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
The study of intercultural communication theory and cultural adaptation processes, and the development of skills in transmitting and receiving oral and written messages within a cross-cultural context. Covers selecting a communication style and strategies appropriate to a specific audience and setting. Examines how differences in cultural background influence communication patterns in families, communities, schools, and the workplace. This course was formerly known as SPCH 105. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 eligible or instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, DIVERSITY, HUMANITIES, NURSING HUMANITIES, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES

Computation
MATH&141 Precalculus I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers functions and analytic geometry. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "C" or better in MATH 099 or equivalent.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE

Human Relations
PSYC 116 Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
An introduction to the study of human relations, self-concept and the internal influences on one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. An examination of the external and sociocultural influences on our personal and professional relationships. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

Additional 5 credits from the General Education(AA)

 

Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017