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Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting
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Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting

Total Credit Hours: 66-67


About Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting

The A.S. in Pre-Architectural Drafting covers pre-architecture, building materials and properties, technical drafting, basic computer aided design and drafting (CADD), architectural computer modeling, and an introductory engineering course. This program prepares students for entry-level employment as CADD operators, draftsmen/women, architect assistants, or as a bridge to enter a career as an Architect which requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Graduates are prepared for the professional workforce with sound theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. This program is an area emphasized in the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster; one out of 16 career clusters in Career & Technical Education.


General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
Course Course Name Credits
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
CS151 Windows Applications 3
PY120 General Psychology 3
SI141 Applied Physics I 4
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AE103  Basic Blueprint Reading 3
AE121  Technical Engineering Drawing I 3
AE122  Technical Engineering Drawing II 3
AE138 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management 3
AE150  Computer Aided Drafting I (CAD I) 3
AE160  Computer Aided Drafting II (CAD II) 3
Choose 1
AE216  Descriptive Geometry 3
AE170 Revit Architecture Essentials
CE121  Properties of Materials 3
CE215  Construction Procedures 3
CE221  Strength of Materials 3
CE225  Construction Planning & Estimating 3
EN194 Technical Communication 3
CS101  Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
OR101  Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MA161B  College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
Program Total 66-67

2020-21 College Catalog

Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.

Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.

The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.

Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.

Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the Major Requirements of a student’s specific degree program.

The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

GENERAL EDUCATION
Scope 1: Skills for and Application of Lifelong Learning
Freshman Composition (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EN 110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN 111 Writing for Research 3
Mathematics (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
MA 110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA 115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
MA 161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
*Any college level math will be considered for the completion of this category
Literacy for Life Skills (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
CO 110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
CS 151 Windows Applications
CS 152 Macintosh Applications
Scope 2: Broad Comprehension of the Development of Knowledge, Practice and Interpretation
Humanities & Fine Arts (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
ASL 100 American Sign Language I 4
CH 110 Chamorro I 4
ED 265 Culture & Education in Guam 3
EN 125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
EN 210 Introduction to Literature 3
HI 121 World Civilization (Pre-historic Time to 1500) 3
HI 122 World Civilization (1500 to Present Time) 3
HI 176 Guam History 3
HM 110 Introduction to Community Services 3
HM 201 Social Welfare & Development 3
HU 120 Pacific Cultures 3
HU 220 Guam Cultures & Legends 3
JA 110 Japanese I 4
KE 110 Korean I 4
PI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH 101 Introduction to the Theater 3
VC 101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
*Any foreign language, humanities, or fine arts course will be considered for the completion of this category
Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one course and the corresponding lab from the following to meet the required 4 credits)**
Course # Course Name Credits
SI 101/101L Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4
SI 103/103L Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 105/105L Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
SI 110/110L Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 141 Applied Physics I
SI 150/150L Introduction to Microbiology (3) & Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (1)
SI131/131L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (1)
SI132/132L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory (1)
**The exception to this would be SI141 which does not include a laboratory requirement
Scope 3: Preparation for and Acceptance of Responsible Participation in Civil Society
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EC 110 Principles of Economics 3
PS140 American Government 3
PY 100 Personal Adjustment 3
PY 120 General Psychology 3
PY 125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO 130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
WG 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
*Any social and behavioral science course will be considered for the completion of this category
Minimum General Education Requirements 19


2020-2021 College Catalog


Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
AE103  Basic Blueprint Reading 3 AE122 Technical Engineering Drawing II 3
AE121 Technical Engineering Drawing I 3 AE138 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3 AE150 Computer Aided Drafting I
(CAD I)
3
CE215 Construction Procedures 3 CE121 Properties of Materials 3
 SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3 MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
EN___ English Requirement 3-4
 

 

 
Total 18-19
 
Total 16
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
AE160 Computer Aided Drafting II (CAD II) 3 AE216/
AE170
 Descriptive Geometry OR
Revit Architecture Essentials
3
CE225  Construction Planning & Estimating 3 CE221  Strength of Materials 3
 PY120 General Psychology 3 EN194 Technical Communication 3
MA161B  College Algebra & Trigonometry II 4 CS151 Windows Applications 3
OR101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3 SI141 Applied Physics I 4

 
Total 16-17
 
Total 16
Year 1 Total 34-35 Year 2 Total 32-33
 Program Total 66-67

2020-21 College Catalog



Upon successful completion of the AS in Pre-Architectural Drafting program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to design and draft projects ranging from two to three dimensional designs for commercial and residential buildings.
  2. Demonstrate basic skills needed to view, print, edit, and create variations of two and three dimensional electronic designs.
  3. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the architectural engineering industry.
  4. Create an electronic portfolio that represents proficiency in the development of two and three dimensional computer aided designs.

Abhay Godhania

Major: Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting and a Certificate in Computer-Aided Design & Drafting (CADD).

"GCC prepared me technically through writing and math. The classes cover the right amount of material that I can take with me. My advisor and the faculty at GCC are supportive and have always kept in touch even after graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2019. I now work as an engineer in Oklahoma City."


CE215 Construction Procedures

A study of construction organization, building codes, foundations, construction materials, methods and techniques of cast-in-place reinforced concrete, precast and pre-stressed concrete, steel and masonry construction, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection and building equipment.

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CE225 Construction Planning & Estimating

This course covers methods of estimating construction costs including excavation, highway, structures, piling and foundations; methods to determine qualities of materials, equipment, labor, and money required for construction projects; characteristics and capabilities of work equipment; methods of obtaining unit cost of in place construction; and field reporting practices and responsibilities of field inspection.

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AE160 Comp Aided Design & Draft II

This course builds on the topics covered in AE150 and presents intermediate editing techniques. This course covers the fundamentals of how to utilize Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) to create and manage a set of construction documents for a single building project. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience leading to entry-level jobs by performing many of the duties of an architectural or engineering CADD operator.

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Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD)

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems are used by drafters to prepare electronic drawings that can be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into automated manufacturing systems.

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Associate of Science in Surveying Technology

The Surveying Technology program prepares the student for immediate employment as a surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician and teaches the student knowledge and skills that will enable one to adapt to ever evolving technical and technological changes in geospatial field and office applications.

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Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

The Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares students to analyze construction sites, use and maintain equipment, draft plans, and write reports. Technical requirement classes are designed to provide students with fundamentals in surveying, analyzing material strength, and structural drafting and design. This course of study will provide students with an overview of technical drawing, construction management and procedures, planning, and estimating. The student learning outcomes meet the professional standards of technicians in this field.

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