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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
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
CS___ Computer Literacy Requirement 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
SI141 Applied Physics I 4
  Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 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
AE216  Descriptive Geometry 3
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

2019-2020 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 technical 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 Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 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)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19


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
  Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3 MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
EN110 Freshman Composition 3      
  Total 18   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  Descriptive Geometry 3
CE225  Construction Planning & Estimating 3 CE221  Strength of Materials 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4 EN194 Technical Communication 3
MA161B  College Algebra & Trigonometry II 4 CS___ Computer Literacy Requirement 3
OR101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3 SI141 Applied Physics I 4
  Total 16-17   Total 16  
  Year 1 Total 34   Year 2 Total 32-33
        Program Total 66-67

2019-2020 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.

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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