Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2018

Architectural Drafting


English language proficiency requirements

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

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

ADT 1

8 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 2

2 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 3

10 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 4

9 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 5

2 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 6

1 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 7

5 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.

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