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College Catalog 2024-2025 
College Catalog 2024-2025
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ARCH 2050 - BIM for Building Profession

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly ARCH 2015)

This course is for those entering the field of design and construction for the building profession. Students will construct a variety of drawings using the BIM, Building Information Modeling, software Revit to create 3D models of buildings.  Students will develop a single digital model containing the project information that strengthens building design and documentation. The course will emphasize standards and techniques consistent with the building profession. Students will create hands-on drawings including plans, elevations, schedules, sections, and details for civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical industries using building information modeling techniques. Students will create a course portfolio and be introduced to the Autodesk Certification process.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will analyze the 3D building information modeling drawing process.


  1. Experiment with scanned hand sketches and CAD drawings inserted into the BIM software.
  2. Illustrate computer-generated drawings to appear hand drawn.
  3. Understand the software used in the building profession.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will create drawings using building information modeling BIM software technologies.


  1. Build a 3D model of a building.
  2. Develop the 2D drawing views from the 3D model.
  3. Complete a small scaled comprehensive set of drawings using Revit software.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will create a course portfolio.


  1. Identify options for the portfolio creation process.
  2. Construct a collection of drawings created in this course.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the Autodesk Certification Exams.


  1. Examine the process and directions of the Autodesk Certification Exams.
  2. Practice with various tutorials to prepare for taking the exam.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
  1. BIM requirements for building profession - software used
  2. Hand sketches, CAD inserted, digital to look hand drawn
  3. Build 3D model generate 2D views
  4. Site, floor and roof plans
  5. Sections, details, and schedules
  6. MEP drawings
  7. Course portfolio
  8. Autodesk certifications

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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