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Architectural Drafting

English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

ADT 18 credits
Drafting Fundamentals and CAD
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Architectural Drafting Technician program
This course is designed to allow the learner to develop the skills to communicate through technical graphics. This ability is strengthened throughout the remainder of the program. Graphics will be produced by using hand sketches, drafting boards and computers (AutoCAD 2005). Mechanical drawing conventions are primarily used in this course. Skills gained are easily transferred to subsequent architectural drawings.

ADT 22 credits
Applied Mathematics
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Architectural Drafting Technician program
This course builds on secondary school algebra, trigonometry and geometry. Problems are related to practical applications. Quizzes and exams are formatted primarily in a word problem format.

ADT 310 credits
Building Construction 1
Prerequisite(s): ADT 1 and ADT 2
This course is an introduction to the materials and methods used in the construction industry. Emphasis is placed on the wood frame residential structure, and the architectural drafting standards used to produce construction details and working drawings.

ADT 49 credits
Building Construction 2
Prerequisite(s): ADT 1 and ADT 2
This course builds on material introduced in ADT3 and applies it to specific projects. Structural knowledge is developed and applied for two and three storey wood frame projects. A general knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems is gained. Design principles and space planning for residential projects are introduced. This course develops the student's ability to communicate this knowledge through graphics, both technical working drawings and presentational graphics. This course also includes an introduction to Part 3 of the B.C. Building Code and its application as well as the application of local bylaws.

ADT 52 credits
Final Architectural Project
Prerequisite(s): ADT 3 and ADT 4
This course is a self directed project based on residential design work developed individually in ADT4. The student will produce a complete set of working drawings which could be issued for a building permit and construction.

ADT 61 credit
Introduction to Structures
Prerequisite(s): ADT 1 and ADT 2
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic knowledge of the principles of forces in equilibrium. Through working with structural problems involving beam design and analyzing loads the student will gain a basic understanding of the concerns involved with engineering problems.

ADT 75 credits
Civil Drafting and Surveying
Prerequisite(s): ADT 1 and ADT 2
This course is an introduction to the drafting required to place a structure on a building site. This includes an introduction to construction surveying, layout of road alignment and services.

Last updated: March 31, 2007Top


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