2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
CAD for Landscape Architecture
Prerequisite: AAD 223.
This course covers the use of AutoCAD and other Computer-Aided Software as a drafting and design tool in the landscape field. This
course will build on the fundamentals taught in the Basic AutoCAD courses and will provide the student with an understanding of this tool
in the preparation of landscape plans and details. Projects and hands-on work will be completed by the student, as well as discussions of
various techniques and methods used.
Computer Applications in Architecture I
Prerequisite: AAD 223 and AAD 280. Co-requisite: Need to enroll in AAD 265 & AAD 282 at the same time.
Advanced work in computer-aided drafting and design. Includes development of speed, understanding of CAD techniques and logic and
the understanding of office environment that incorporates CAD as a drafting alternative.
Fundamentals of Architecture Design I
Prerequisite: AAD 182 and 183. Co-requisite: AAD 223.
Elements, principles, and theories of design as applied to projects in various media. Emphasis on the integration of design principles with
the properties of wood, concrete, steel, glass, masonry and other construction materials. Consideration of environmental and climatic
conditions and determinants are also discussed.
Fundamentals of Architecture Design II
Prerequisite: AAD 280. MUST be taken concurrently with AAD 262 or AAD 265.
Discussion of the elements, principles and theories of design as applied to projects related to each of the design professions. Emphasis is
placed upon integration of design principles to urban landscapes, buildings, interiors, furnishings and environmental graphic applications.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TECH
Architectural Drafting I
Basic techniques of architectural drafting. Use of drafting room equipment. Emphasizes residential buildings and leads to completion of a
full set of professional level working drawings. Four hours lecture and three hours lab.
Architectural Landscaping I
Prerequisite: ADT 105 or equivalent.
This course is the first of two courses that teach the theories, concepts and methodologies used in the development of a landscape plan.
Projects emphasizing the single family residence will be used to implement the processes of schematic design, design development and
Introduction to Leed and Sustainable Building
This course will survey the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) construction methods, techniques, materials and
associated points system. Discussions will include Green building and how they increase productivity, improve health, conserve the Earth's
resources, and cost less to operate and maintain than standard construction types. Other areas to be discussed will include Sustainable
Sites; Water Efficiency; Energy and Atmosphere; Materials and Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; and Innovation and Design
Process. Case studies will be examined and used to identify the specific construction methods, point accumulation and how it assists in
conservation. This course is used as an introductory course in an interdisciplinary degree at UNR within Political Science and Engineering.
Landscape Management I
Landscape Management I is the first of two courses designed for the nurseryman's certification. Material covered will be valuable to the
homeowner as well as the professional. The on campus field trip gives hands-on demonstrations of how irrigation components are installed
and how they function. This course presents the practical field knowledge needed to work within the landscape industry. This course will
prepare the student with basic knowledge to continue with Landscape Management II. This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate
degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
This course teaches the concepts that are used in the management of soils in landscape industry today. Techniques, standards and policies
will be discussed that effect our usage of this resource. Basic laboratory work and field trips will be utilized to underscore the importance
of earth's fundamental resource, what makes up this primary resource and how it can be utilized, maintained and conserved for future
generations. This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.