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Architectural & Mechanical Design


Associate of Applied Science in Architectural and Mechanical Design

The Architectural and Mechanical Design program is offered exclusively at Hocking College’s Logan Campus.

Architectural and Mechanical Design offers jobs in many occupational settings. As a drafter, you will be at the center of a changing world. Ideas, sketches, notes, data, and workable plans are the instruments of change. Using computer assisted drafting software, networking technology and operating systems, the Architectural and Mechanical Design program provides extensive training in graphic communication and critical thinking to prepare you for future mechanical design jobs.

Your mechanical design job preparation starts with your drafting training in our on-campus labs. Continue your design training with software used to produce 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional drawings and become proficient in navigating the commands. Finally, you will create a basic set of residential house plans and architectural details. Prepare for design jobs by learning why you draw things while you are learning how to draw.

Get real world mechanical design job or architectural job experience in a practicum where you'll apply what you've learned to a real situation. Connect with one of the companies who contact the program needing assistance with CAD projects.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Architectural and Mechanical Design:

  • Create graphical communication documentation using standard rules of industry;
  • Demonstrates skills in technical software (CAD, computer aided drafting, spreadsheets, databases, and word processors);
  • Problem solves, verifies, and implements recommended design changes;
  • Conforms to, interprets and understands industry codes for drawings;
  • Executes approved methods for design and uses efficient tools and/or procedures;
  • Uses adaptable personal and professional skills to prioritize, plan and meet deadlines;
  • Applies skill expertise in job specific preliminary measurement and research;
  • Performs necessary job related mathematics;
  • Demonstrates a professional code of ethics and accountability; and,
  • Delivers effective communication skills, individual or collaborative.



Associate of Applied Science in Architectural and Mechanical Design

Course of Study

For students entering May 2015

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AMD-1101Mechanical Design3.004.005.00$300.00
AMD-1102Materials and Processes2.004.004.00$250.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
***Social Science/Psychology Elective0.000.003.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AMD-1105Architecture Design2.004.004.00$200.00
AMD-1106Building Codes & Designing for Efficienc2.002.003.00$200.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
PHYS-1201Physics - Motion3.002.004.00$110.00
MICS-1141Introduction to Word & Excel0.002.001.00$70.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AMD-2202Advanced Mechanical Design2.004.004.00$240.00
NRM-1123Surveying and Mapping1.004.003.00$80.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AMD-2206Advanced Architectural Design2.004.004.00$340.00
AMD-2207Civil Engineering & Site Plan1.002.002.00$125.00
GEO-1104Introduction to GPS and GIS1.004.003.00$300.00
MATH-1110Geometry and Trigonometry3.000.003.00$40.00
AMD-2296Architecture & Mech Design Practicum1.008.002.00$55.00
ENGL-1104Job Search Techniques1.000.001.00$15.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

Hocking's Architectural and Mechanical Design graduates are actively involved in diverse and often unexpected settings. Since drafting is the language of human creation, anywhere something is being made or planned, a drafter is not far removed. The job titles include CAD operators, drafting/project engineers, engineer’s assistants, and engineering specialists. Graduates can work in a vast number of fields, far exceeding those necessarily offered by technology specific programs.

Occupation Profile

Hocking College

Logan Campus
30140 Iles Road
Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740.380.9315
Fax: 740.380.1241