The following Technical Drawing curriculum will lead to the Certificate of Achievement and prepare students for employment as an early entry-level technician in the field of Architecture, Civil and Engineering Design Drafting/Drawing. Students will develop skill-based training techniques and knowledge of technical industry standards that will also prepare them for advanced studies in the pursuit of more advanced certificates or degrees for transferPlease contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
|ENGT 101 - Introduction to Technical Drawing & Graphics (Same as ARCH 101, CIV 101)M||3.0|
ENGT 101 - Introduction to Technical Drawing & Graphics (Same as ARCH 101, CIV 101) (3.0 units)
This basic course in technical drawing and graphics is for students with no previous drafting skills or training. The course is designed for students who want to pursue training in fields and careers related to architecture, civil design, and engineering design drafting. Practical application with the tools, techniques, standards, and practices used in the industries that need technical drawings and graphics is a feature of the course.
|ENGT 105 - Introduction to Visualization, Sketching, & RenderingM||2.0|
ENGT 105 - Introduction to Visualization, Sketching, & Rendering (2.0 units)
This course is designed to develop skills in drawing as used by design professionals in architectural and technical applications. Using visualization and deploying basic principles of proportion, composition, and freehand techniques, students prepare technical isometric, oblique, perspective, and orthographic sketches to industry standards. Design considerations for various projects involving preliminary design sketches are also introduced. This course is open to all students who want to develop drawing skills. It is required for all students working towards a degree or certificate in the Architecture and Engineering Design Drafting program.
|ARCH 115 - Introduction to Residential Architecture: Drawing and DesignM||4.0|
ARCH 115 - Introduction to Residential Architecture: Drawing and Design (4.0 units)
This introductory course is for students interested in the field of architectural drawing and design. The course includes the study of architectural graphic standards related to creating construction drawings for residential projects (e.g., site plans, floor plans, roof plans, and elevations). Electrical, foundation and framing, and other drawings for a single-family residential structure are discussed. Emphasis is placed on symbology, conventions, and techniques to develop technical skills an entry-level architectural drafter needs. Construction methods, building codes, design factors, planning, and the use of reference materials are discussed and applied. All construction documents are developed using traditional board drafting methods and standards.
|Total Semester Units:||9.0|
|Select one: ENGT 150 / ENGT 170 M||4.0|
ENGT 150 - AutoCAD for Basic CADD Applications (4.0 units)
This course is for students preparing for high-technology careers who need the skills necessary to function as an entry-level computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) operator, or to apply CADD to the specific disciplines of mechanical and architectural design, manufacturing, illustration, and engineering-related documents. An overview of computer graphics and CADD utilizing the latest release of AutoCAD software is provided. Students produce 2D orthographic, isometric, and basic 3D model solutions of mechanical and architectural applications.
ENGT 170 - MicroStation for Basic CADD Applications (4.0 units)
This course is for students preparing for high technology careers who need the skills necessary to function as an entry level CADD operator or to apply CADD to specific disciplines of mechanical and architectural design, manufacturing, illustration and engineering related documents. An overview of computer graphics and CADD (Computer Assisted Design and Drawing) utilizing the latest release of MicroStation software will be provided. Students will produce 2D orthographic and basic 3D model solutions of mechanical and architectural applications.
|CIV 140 - Civil Engineering FundamentalsM||4.0|
CIV 140 - Civil Engineering Fundamentals (4.0 units)
Advisory: ENGT 101 or two years of high school drafting; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 053 or appropriate placement
This course is for all students interested in the career fields of civil design drafting and civil engineering. It provides an overview of the various civil engineering sub-disciplines and the common tasks required of civil engineers and their support staff. Students will complete basic level engineering calculations and use hand drafting techniques or computer aided design and drafting (CADD) software to complete projects relating to subdivision development, roadway planning and layout, structural design and detailing, site grading, project scheduling, wastewater management, and similar engineering tasks.
|ENGT 122 - Intermediate Engineering Design: Geometric Dimensioning & TolerancingM||3.0|
ENGT 122 - Intermediate Engineering Design: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (3.0 units)
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGT 101 or two years of high school drafting; ENGT 105, ENGT 150 or ENGT 170
In this course, emphasis is placed on technical drawing using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), for the purposes of completing a conceptual design project and the preparation of working drawings. This course is required for all students working towards a degree or certificate in the Architecture and Engineering Design Drafting program. The course is also recommended for students interested in transferring to schools of engineering.
|Total Semester Units:||11.0|
|Total Units for Drafting/Technical Drawing COA program||20.0|
|AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.|
|M||Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement|
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921