This pre-engineering course teaches students to design residential and commercial architectural drawings, as well as 3D parts, according to industry standards. Students create working 3D digital models using rapid prototyping lab equipment. Students use professional, industry-standard programs to become proficient in designing, drawing, and prototyping in 2D and 3D with perfect precision. Students also learn how to analyze.
Computer Aided Design (C.A.D.) drafts for the purpose of interpretation and documentation of such drawings, and to develop skills in creative thinking, scope and design, and decision-making strategies for addressing higher level problem solving. A successful C.A.D. user can work efficiently with no errors, and infuse balanced and creative design strategies to satisfy cost, usability, durability, and aesthetics in the final design. Students primarily utilize the Autodesk software (AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit). Autodesk leads the industry globally in professional and educational C.A.D. and allows us to create a project-based, as well as a standards-based, cross-discipline learning experience. The American Institute of Architects (AIA), our industry partner, has certified that this class meets industry standards by teaching spatial proportions and orientation of the job site, integration of green and sustainable design, ADA compliance, and assembling of construction details.
The first term focuses on the most widely and long standing used C.A.D. software, AutoCAD. At the end of the first term, all students become industry certified in AutoCAD through Certiport, the only globally accepted program. The second term focuses on 3D driven perspective with Revit, Inventor, 3D Studio Max, and AutoCAD.
Autodesk AutoCAD® Certified User exam is taken through Certiport, which aligns both academic and industry requirements into one attainable certification specifically designed for students. The exam combines multiple-choice and performance-based exam questions to ensure students can effectively use Autodesk software. Autodesk Certified User certification confirms students have the skills necessary to continue their design careers—whether they attend college, enter the workforce, or work toward additional levels of industry certification after graduation.
Students who complete this course, and pass the certification exam are awarded 2 undergraduate course credits through the City University of New York (CUNY) College of Staten Island in Engineering 110.