Architectural Technology Course 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, isometric, 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 Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
ARC 111 Course Outline

drafting class

ARC 112 Construction Materials and 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 Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
ARC 112 Course Outline

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 Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ARC 111 and ARC 112
Corequisite: None
ARC 113 Course Outline

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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: None
ARC 114 Course Outline

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 residential and construction projects.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ARC 112
Corequisite: None
ARC 131 Course Outline

ARC 132 Specifications and 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 Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: ARC 112
Corequisite: None
ARC 132 Course Outline

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 that are within accepted architectural standards.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ARC 111 and ARC 112
Corequisite: None
ARC 211 Course Outline

ARC 212 Commercial Construction Technology

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 Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ARC 111 and ARC 112
Corequisite: None
ARC 212 Course Outline

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 Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: ARC 111, ARC 112, and ARC 114
Corequisite: None
ARC 213 Course Outline

ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD

This course provides file management, productivity, and CAD customization skills. Emphasis is 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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: ARC 114
Corequisite: None
ARC 220 Course Outline

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 Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ARC 114
Corequisite: None
ARC 221 Course Outline

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 Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: ARC 111 and MAT 121
Corequisite: None
ARC 230 Course Outline

ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio

This course covers the methodology for creating 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 Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ARC 113 and ARC 114
Corequisite: None
ARC 235 Course Outline

ARC 263 Introduction to ADA Title III

This course introduces the American Disabilities Act Title III requirements. Emphasis is on Title III requirements as they apply to building construction. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and apply Title III requirements to buildings.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: ARC 211
Corequisite: None
ARC 263 Course Outline: Not Available

 

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