Course Summary
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1 week (32 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Urban Modeling and Visualization


The course objective is to enhance the visualization skills in master planners through the use of digital tools to assist in military installation planning. Students will have a better understanding about the broad context of community planning, the concept of scale, the massing of facilities, the use of appropriate landscaping, architectural compatibility, and applicable force protection and critical infrastructure assurance methods.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize common mistakes and viable solutions in the development of digitized site plans
  • Create a digitized illustrative plan using Photoshop
  • Employ 3D modeling as a visualization technique using Trimble Sketchup software
  • Create a build visualization
  • Recognize the reasoning behind master planning, and the process and products of master planning in the Army
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of three methods of rendering
  • Recognize the basics of Photoshop
  • Apply details to a site plan

General Course Topics:

  • Visualizations
  • Digitized illustrations
  • Rendering techniques
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

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