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Architectural Technology Lab 1 (ARCH 1000)

Credits:  6   Lab Credits:  6.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to the production of residential construction drawings. Principles of hand-sketching techniques will be used to assemble plan, elevation and section views. You will sketch and use computer drafting software to prepare sets of house plans for a variety of wood construction types.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 or completion of ESOL 0041.

Co-requisites:

ARCH 1020 and ARCH 1030.

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Architectural Orientation (ARCH 1010)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the architectural profession. Topics cover office practice, construction analysis, current architects and your work, as well as a review of architectural plans. The course focuses on what to expect from a job with an architectural firm.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

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Residential Construction Topics (ARCH 1020)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will introduce you to the technology needed to assemble a residential construction document package. Construction materials such as windows, wood, concrete, roofing, and steel will be analyzed. Emphasis will be given to incorporating construction products into buildings that students are preparing in lab assignments (ARCH 1000).
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

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AutoCAD 1 (ARCH 1030)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to the computer application of two-dimensional AutoCAD as applied to architectural drafting. Classes address basic and advanced drawing and editing commands used to produce and manipulate technical drawings within the AutoCAD environment.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Architectural Technology Lab 2 (ARCH 1200)

Credits:  6   Lab Credits:  6.00  
Description:  This course will involve you in the assembly of construction drawings for two commercial/institutional projects. Exploration of the theory and application of various building materials, systems and drawing conventions is emphasized.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1000.

Co-requisites:

ARCH 1220

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Commercial Construction Topics 1 (ARCH 1220)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  The course focuses on the technology needed to assemble institutional projects. A variety of light-frame commercial systems will be examined, including steel framing, exterior finishing systems, interior walls and ceilings, and details. The course will analyze the assembly of projects assigned in ARCH 1200.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1020.

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REVIT 1 (ARCH 1230)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course focuses on introducing Revit Architecture and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The beginning of the course will focus on the Revit User Interface and the core commands. The last half of the class will focus on the modeling and documentation capability within Revit Architecture.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1030.

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Building Structures (ARCH 1500)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course provides a basic understanding of the structural design for beams, columns, and joists in wood, steel, and concrete. It emphasizes the nature of frame structures and is intended to provide an architectural technician with the knowledge necessary to work with a structural engineer.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

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Mechanical and Electrical Systems (ARCH 1510)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course provides an overview of the selection criteria and the design process for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, electrical systems, water supply and sanitation, lighting, and elevator systems. The interrelationship of architecture and the engineering functions is explored.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

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Building Codes/Zoning/Specifications (ARCH 1520)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is a study of standards and codes used to design buildings and sites. These regulations govern the materials and construction of building design and are critical to ensuring public safety. You will review zoning ordinances and their relationship to how communities plan for comfort, safety, and growth. Investigation of product specifications and how it impacts project design will also be included.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

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Architect's Professional Practice (ARCH 1530)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course presents the contracts and documents which are used in the architectural profession. Students will examine American Institute of Architects (AIA) documents ranging from Change Orders to the AIA General Conditions. The course will review the importance of conducting an architectural practice in a business-like way.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

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Architectural History (ARCH 1540)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  You will review the history of architecture through the evolution of styles from ancient Egyptian through postmodern. The class will analyze the architectural styles of civilizations from 2300 BC to the 20th century and study major buildings from the Parthenon to the Pantheon.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into MATH 0070.

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Architectural Technology Lab 3 (ARCH 2000)

Credits:  6   Lab Credits:  6.00  
Description:  This semester-long assignment involves researching and preparing a construction document package of drawings for a two-story light commercial building. You will be given a set of design development drawings for an NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Board) examination project and are to develop the project into a construction document package. The class assignment will require you to assemble an office quality package of construction documents starting with the schematic set of NCARB drawings that you select. Consider this set of drawings to be the drawings package that you will take with you on an interview to show an office how good you are. In addition, you will be given an assignment where you will develop 10-12 freehand sketch drawings of details from your building, once you have developed these sketches, you are to incorporate them into your CAD drawing package. You will be given schematic drawings for an NCARB project of your choice (they vary from building types such as a city administration building, a regional airport, a post office training facility, and a health club). All of the projects are commercial construction (steel frame with brick, stone or concrete skin). You will be given a detailed assignment for your project and you will be given weekly assignments in our class discussion in ARCH 2020 (this is a co-requisite lecture class associated with this class.)
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1200, ARCH 1230

Co-requisites:

ARCH 2020 and ARCH 2030.

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Commercial Construction Topics 2 (ARCH 2020)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is an advanced exploration into the technology required to assemble a two-story commercial building. The course will study detailed assembly of conditions ranging from hydraulic elevators to building flashing. The lab project assembly of a commercial building (ARCH 2000) will be used as a model to research construction conditions.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1200.

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REVIT Families (ARCH 2030)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course assumes you are proficient with AutoCAD. The course focuses on introducing Revit Architecture and Building Information Modeling (BIM). This course also seeks to develop your understanding of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the application of CAD through multiple applications. The beginning of the course will focus on the Revit user interface and the core commands. The last half of class will focus on the modeling and documentation capability within Revit Architecture.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1230 or with instructor approval.

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Architectural Technology Lab 4 (ARCH 2200)

Credits:  6   Lab Credits:  6.00  
Description:  This course assumes you have completed ARCH 1000 and ARCH 1200 in the Architectural Technology program and have a working knowledge of construction details. You will be provided with a site and building program at the beginning of the semester. You will develop a design for the building based on the criteria provided and develop a set of construction documents for the building design.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1200, ARCH 1230.

Co-requisites:

ARCH 2220, ARCH 2230.

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Sustainable Construction Topics (ARCH 2220)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will analyze the construction technology necessary to assemble a commercial building that you program and design in ARCH 2200 (taken concurrently). The course will address materials research and detail analysis that is necessary to generate construction drawings.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1220.

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Advanced Computer Modeling (ARCH 2230)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course assumes you understand the core Revit Architecture drawing and modeling commands and can perform sheetset up and plotting with little or no instructor input. This course focuses on becoming familiar with Revit's 3D capability and learning to customize building information models (BIM). This course also seeks to develop your ability with Revit Architecture. The first two-thirds of the course will focus on customization and family creation and editing. The last third of the class will focus on 3D visualization.
Prerequisites:

ARCH 1230.

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