Building Information Modeling

Curriculum ARC.BIM.AAS (C248X)

Graduates of this program can qualify for jobs in architectural firms; construction management firms or facility management firms for building operations; perform duties such as computer-aided design and drafting for building design and construction, Building Information Modeling, computer-aided perspective rendering, CADD or BIM manager; install, maintain and keep up-to-date with the software and hardware used for Building Information Modeling and CADD operations, organize a Building Information Modeling team, manage an application service provider, execute electronic transfer of design and Building Information Modeling files between members of the building project team, teach others on the team how to use the specialty programs and produce instructional manuals and standards for the firm.

The goal of the Building Information Modeling program is to help students develop critical thinking skills, develop creativity, be prepared for employment in entry-level positions and develop excellent visual, graphic and verbal communication skills.

After successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate skills in using Revit for producing architectural drawings;
  • explain and show how to create "families" in Revit;
  • create production drawings for architectural projects;
  • demonstrate how to produce design options in Revit;
  • demonstrate how to show existing and demolished work in drawings using Revit;
  • explain how to create and use worksets to work in a collaborative way with other users of Revit;
  • demonstrate how to assign materials, lighting and create a rendering using Revit;
  • explain how to install Revit within a firm;
  • explain how to teach the use of Revit within a firm;
  • demonstrate self-evaluation skills to faculty through reflective paper or oral presentation;
  • complete a comprehensive portfolio of work in all courses taken at Triton College and have it accepted by a faculty jury;
  • complete short-term projects within a stipulated time period; and
  • orally explain a drawing to faculty.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ARC 109

Architectural Drafting Fundamentals

2

#

ARC 110

Wood and Masonry Construction Technology

5

 

ARC 189

Computer Graphics for Architecture I

3

 

ARC 261

Revit

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

#

ARC 120

Steel Construction Technology

5

#

ARC 260

Computer Graphics for Architecture II

3

 

ARC 262

Revit Production

3

#

MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy1 or

 

#

MAT 102

Liberal Arts Mathematics1 or

 

#

MAT 110

College Algebra1 or

 

#

MAT 111

Pre-Calculus1

3-5

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II2 or

 

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2

3

 

 

 

17-19

Semester Three

#

ARC 130

Concrete Construction Technology

5

#

ARC 210

Introduction to the History of Architecture3

3

 

ARC 263

Revit Management

3

 

ARC 292

Site Design and Construction

3

 

CIS 174

LAN Administration Windows Client

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Four

#

ARC 140

MEP Construction Technology

5

 

ARC 258

Construction Cost Estimating

3

 

CIS 176

LAN Administration: Windows Server

3

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

66-68

See ARC course descriptions. See Humanities General Education requirements. See Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education requirements.

1MAT 101◊, MAT 102◊, MAT 110◊, or MAT 111◊ meets the Science and Mathematics general education requirement.

2Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

3ARC 210◊ meets the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

Coordinator: Jo Beth Halpin, Ext. 3601