Class Descriptions

ARC-111: Introduction to Architectural Technology

This course introduces basic architectural drafting techniques, lettering, use of architectural and engineer scales, and sketching. Topics include orthographic, axonometric, and oblique drawing techniques using architectural plans, elevations, sections, and details; reprographic techniques; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and print scaled drawings within minimum architectural standards.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-112: Construction Materials & Methods

This course introduces construction materials and methodologies. Topics include construction terminology, traditional and alternative materials and their properties, manufacturing processes, construction techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to detail construction assemblies and identify construction materials and properties.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-113: Residential Architectural Technology

This course covers intermediate residential working drawings. Topics include residential plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of residential working drawings that are within accepted architectural standards.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-112(S11752); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-114: Architectural CAD

This course introduces basic architectural CAD techniques. Topics include basic commands and system hardware and software. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and plot architectural drawings to scale within accepted architectural standards. This course is introduction to CAD using AutoCAD software. Course has a required co-requisite for ARC-111 or LAR-111.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-114A; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-114A: Architectural CAD Lab

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance architectural CAD skills. Emphasis is placed on further development of commands and system operation. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and plot scaled architectural drawings.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-114(S10248); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-131: Building Codes

This course covers the methods of researching building codes for specific projects. Topics include residential and commercial building codes. Upon completion, students should be able to determine the code constraints governing construction projects.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-112(S23271) or CAR-111(S16248); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-132: Specifications & Contracts

This course covers the development of written specifications and the implications of different contractual arrangements. Topics include specification development, contracts, bidding material research, and agency responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to write a specification section and demonstrate the ability to interpret contractual responsibilities.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-112(S11752); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-141: Elementary Structures for Architecture

This course covers concepts of elementary structures in architecture. Topics include structural form, statics, strength of materials, structural behavior, and the relationship between structures and architectural form. Upon completion, students should be able to size simple structural elements.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ARC-111 MAT-121(S23927); Option: Take ARC-111 MAT-171(S23934); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-211: Light Construction Technology

This course covers working drawings for light construction. Topics include plans, elevations, sections, and details; schedules; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of working drawings which are within accepted architectural standards.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-112(S11752); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.Take ARC-113 ARC-114(S10248) ARC-212(S10754); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-212: Commercial Constr Tech

This course introduces regional construction techniques for commercial plans, elevations, sections, and details. Topics include production of a set of commercial contract documents and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of working drawings in accordance with building codes.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-112(S11752); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-213: Design Project

This course provides the opportunity to design and prepare a set of contract documents within an architectural setting. Topics include schematic design, design development, construction documents, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of commercial contract documents.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111 ARC-112(S11752) ARC-114(S10248); Take previously. Required.Take ARC-111 ARC-112(S11752) ARC-113 ARC-114(S10248) ARC-211; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-264(S12557); Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-214: Architectural Statics

This course covers the concepts of elementary statics as applied to architecture. Topics include forces, resultants, and types of force system; equations of equilibrium; reactions of simple architectural structures; internal forces in architectural roof trusses; frames and beams; centroids and moments of inertia as applied to architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems which require the ability to analyze systems of forces in static equilibrium as applied to architectural forms.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111 ARC-112(S11752) MAT-121(S13643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-220: Advanced Architectural CAD

This course provides file management, productivity, and CAD customization skills. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced proficiency techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to create prototype drawings and symbol libraries, compose sheets with multiple details, and use advanced drawing and editing commands. This course is advanced CAD using AutoCAD software.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-114(S10248); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-221: Architectural 3-D CAD

This course introduces architectural three-dimensional CAD applications. Topics include three-dimensional drawing, coordinate systems, viewing, rendering, modeling, and output options. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare architectural three-dimensional drawings and renderings.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-114(S10248); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-225: Architectural Building Information Modeling I

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a construction documentation system. Topics include basic parametric modeling, creating new types and families of components, and using 3D models to create design drawings. Upon competition, students should be able to use BIM software to create, edit, and print rudimentary architectural 3D computer models.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-225A: Architectural Building Information Modeling I Lab

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance architectural BIM skills. Emphasis is placed on further development of basic parametric modeling, creating new types and families of components. Upon competition, students should be able to use BIM software to create, edit, and print rudimentary architectural 3D computer models.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-225; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-226: Architectural Building Information Modeling II

This course covers advanced concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) including complex drawing generation and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Topics include advanced parametric modeling and model analysis, inter-disciplinary coordination, design web format models, material take-off, schedules, and rendering. Upon completion, students should be able to apply BIM software to create full 3D project models and convert them to scaled working or presentation drawings.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-225; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-212(S10754) ARC-225; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-226A: Architectural Building Information Modeling II Lab

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance advanced architectural BIM skills. Emphasis is placed on further development of advanced parametric modeling and model analysis, inter-disciplinary coordination, design web format models, material take-off, schedules, and rendering. Upon completion, students should be able to apply BIM software to create full 3D project models and convert them to scaled working or presentation drawings.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-225; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-226; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.Take ARC-212(S10754) ARC-225; Take previously. Required.Take ARC-226; Take concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-230: Environmental Systems

This course introduces plumbing, mechanical (HVAC), and electrical systems for the architectural environment. Topics include basic plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems for residential and/or commercial buildings with an introduction to selected code requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to develop schematic drawings for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems and perform related calculations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ARC-111 MAT-121(S23927); Option: Take ARC-111 MAT-171(S23934); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-231: Architectural Presentations

This course introduces architectural presentation techniques. Topics include perspective drawing, shadow projection, texturization, rendered plans, elevations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to present ideas graphically and do rendered presentation drawings.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111; Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take ARC-111 ARC-264(S22026); Option: Take ARC-111 ARC-225; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-235: Architectural Portfolio

This course covers the methodology for the creation of an architectural portfolio. Topics include preparation of marketing materials and a presentation strategy using conventional and/or digital design media. Upon completion, students should be able to produce an architectural portfolio of selected projects.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ARC-113; Option: Take LAR-113(S23293); Option: Take DES-230(S10589); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-240: Site Planning

This course introduces the principles of site planning, grading plans, and earthwork calculations. Topics include site analysis, site work, site utilities, cut and fill, soil erosion control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare site development plans and details and perform cut and fill calculations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111 or LAR-111(S10088); Take previously. Required.Take ARC-111 or LAR-111(S23291); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-241: Contract Administration

This course covers the techniques for reviewing the progress of construction projects. Topics include site observations, field reports, applications for payment, change orders, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to review construction progress and produce appropriate documentation.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111 ARC-112(S11752) LAR-111(S10088) or LAR-112(S10042); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-250: Survey of Architecture

This course introduces the historical trends in architectural form. Topics include historical and current trends in architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of significant historical and current architectural styles.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-261: Solar Technology

This course introduces passive and active solar design theory and application. Topics include passive solar design, active solar theory, heat loss analysis, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to design a passive solar system.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-111; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ARC-264: Digital Architecture

This course covers multiple digital architectural techniques. Topics include spreadsheets and word processing procedures, on-line resources, modems, e-mail, image capture, multimedia, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to transmit/receive electronic data, create multimedia presentations, and produce a desktop publishing document.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ARC-112(S23271) or LAR-112(S23292); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0