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Architecture (ARCH)

  • ARCH 1100 
    Introduction to Architecture

    3  credit hours

    Introductory study of the theory, history, and principles, and of architecture. Basic principles of architectural analysis, criticism, and aesthetic principles. Includes the relationship of architecture to the cultures that create it specifically in terms of the societies' economic, political and social organization, technological abilities, and spiritual values. Also discusses ethical responsibilities of design professionals especially as environmental stewards. (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 1101 
    Basic Architectural Drafting

    3  credit hours

    Fundamentals of hand drafting and architectural conventions. Includes use of tools, lettering, dimensioning, drafting techniques, and frame construction vocabulary and technology. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1111 
    Building Materials

    4  credit hours

    Characteristics, properties, and applicable standards of construction materials. Includes all major structural, enclosure and finish materials and standards for materials. Emphasis on the process of material selection and evaluation including sustainability concepts and criteria.(4 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 1121 
    Architectural Design Communication

    4  credit hours

    Introduction to 2-D and 3-D communication and presentation techniques as used in architecture. Includes orthographic, paraline, perspective and freehand drawing techniques and procedures. Covers basic model building and the use of drawing as a problem abstraction and diagramming technique. (1 lecture hour, 6 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1130 
    Blueprint Reading

    2  credit hours

    A survey of graphic construction drawings including paper and electronic mediums. Students learn to interpret construction drawings for residential, commercial and industrial structures. Includes architectural and engineering documents and graphic conventions. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1131 
    Introduction to Architectural Design

    4  credit hours

    Basic design theories and strategies related to the development of spatial concepts in architectural design, including composition, color, form, relationship of elements, and development of 2-D and 3-D design projects. Emphasis on concept generation and evaluation. Prerequisite: Architecture 1100 and Architecture 1121 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1141 
    Construction Methods I

    2  credit hours

    Survey of basic construction techniques and procedures through project applications. Topics include concrete, masonry, wood frame and lightweight steel construction methods and materials. Includes tool selection and use. Course is not designed to give students trade skills in these areas. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1211 
    Basic Computer-Aided Drafting-AutoCAD

    3  credit hours

    Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD). Introduces concepts, techniques and procedures necessary to facilitate a basic functional understanding of AutoCAD. Prerequisite: Basic technical drafting course, drafting experience or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1212 
    Adv Computer-Aided Drafting-AutoCAD

    3  credit hours

    Advanced functions of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD). Includes advanced commands, system customization, and Internet applications. 3-D modeling and rendering will be introduced. Prerequisite: Architecture 1211 with a grade of D or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1301 
    Introduction to Construction Management

    3  credit hours

    Construction management as a project delivery system emphasizing the roles and responsibilities of construction managers, contractors, sub-contractors, owners and design professionals, and how they relate to each other. Fundamentals of project administration from pre-construction planning to project close-out through the study and review of case studies. Includes an overview of cost estimating, meetings, project safety and scheduling. (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 1411 
    Introduction to BIM-Revit

    3  credit hours

    Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a construction documentation system. Introduces concepts and features of BIM. Includes software structure and features, modeling and editing techniques, and sheet creation and organization. Recommended: Architecture 1101 and Architecture 1211 or architectural drafting class or experience or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1412 
    Advanced BIM-Revit

    3  credit hours

    Advanced concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Focuses on applying BIM software to develop a set of construction documents. Simulates project development and documentation. Prerequisite: Architecture 1411 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (1 lecture, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1820 
    Selected Topics in Architecture I

    3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit. as long as different topics are selected. (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 1821 
    Selected Topics in Architecture II

    3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • ARCH 1827 
    Selected Topics in Architecture

    1  credit hour

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (1 lecture hour)

  • ARCH 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours, 2 to 8 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2102 
    Detailing and Construction Documents

    4  credit hours

    Study of commercial construction systems and techniques. Project based class which simulates the process of a project's development in an architectural office. Includes analysis and applications of codes, regulations, and standards, material review and selection, construction detailing and documentation, and office standards and procedures for computer aided drafting and design (CADD) application. Prerequisite: Architecture 1101, Architecture 1111 and Architecture 1211, all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2142 
    Construction Methods II

    2  credit hours

    Survey of basic construction techniques and procedures through project applications. Topics include insulation, roofing, siding, installation of doors and windows, drywall, flooring and mechanical and electrical systems. Includes tool selection and use. Course is not designed to give students trade skills in these areas. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2150 
    Basic Surveying

    2  credit hours

    Basic procedures, calculations and field data recording techniques used in surveying. Correct procedures for the use of surveyor's tape, engineer's level, and transit and rod to establish locations and elevations. This is not an appropriate course for someone seeking to become a licensed surveyor. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2201 
    Architectural Design I

    5  credit hours

    Exploration of form and space of the built environment. Includes process of problem analysis and evaluation to generate concepts and develop solutions. Prerequisite: Architecture 1131 with grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2202 
    Architectural Design II

    5  credit hours

    Continuation of Architectural Design I. Problems involve larger scale, broader scope, and increased complexity. Advanced and digital presentation techniques will be used for presentations. Prerequisite: Architecture 2201 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture, 6 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2203 
    Introduction to Architectural Theory

    3  credit hours

    Traces the history of architecture and architectural theory from the Renaissance to the contemporary period through built projects, theoretical designs, and original writings of architects and others. Prerequisite: Architecture 1100 with a grade of D or better, or equivalent and English 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 2210 
    Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumb Systems

    3  credit hours

    An overview of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for buildings as used by architects and construction managers. Introduction to systems, equipment, design calculations, and drawings, standards, and conventions. Prerequisite: Architecture 1111 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2220 
    Architectural Computer Modeling

    2  credit hours

    Computer graphics course using Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and other software to create computer architectural models and presentations. Prerequisite: Architecture 1211 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2230 
    Structural Systems

    3  credit hours

    An overview of components and concepts of structural systems in steel, concrete, and wood as used by architects. Includes conceptual design and detailing. Prerequisite: Architecture 1111 or Architecture 1211 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours

  • ARCH 2240 
    Codes, Specifications and Contracts

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to the legal framework of construction. The scope and implications of codes, includes model codes and review of structure and organization of the International Building Code (IBC), the organization, structure, and role of specifications within construction documents, standard forms of contracts and contractual relationships. Prerequisite: Architecture 1111 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 2250 
    Architectural Presentation and Portfolio

    3  credit hours

    Advanced architectural presentation techniques. Covers both hardcopy and digital product formats. Uses various 3-D modeling, digital presentation, digital publication and image enhancement software. Prerequisite: Architecture 1121 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Architecture 1211 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2260 
    Construction Estimating

    3  credit hours

    Basic procedures, calculations, and techniques used in construction cost estimating. Includes bidding procedures, different types of construction estimates and the appropriate procedures for each, and the process of quantity take-offs and cost calculations including equipment, overhead, and profit components. Computer applications to produce estimates and review of existing software titles. Prerequisite: Architecture 1111 or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 2270 
    Construction Scheduling

    3  credit hours

    Construction scheduling as a tool for project delivery and documentation, from project conception to building occupancy. Emphasizing the interrelationship of the trades and sequencing of the work during the construction process. Includes schedule composition and schedule implementation for project success. Prerequisite: Architecture 1130 and Architecture 1301 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 2413 
    BIM Management-Revit

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications for the construction industry. Recommended course: Architecture 2260 or concurrent enrollment in Architecture 2260. Prerequisite: Architecture 1130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Architecture 1301 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2820 
    Advanced Selected Topics Architecture I

    3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • ARCH 2823 
    Advanced Selected Topics Architecture IV

    3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor (6 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2840 
    Experimental/Pilot Class

    1 to 6  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline. This course is used to pilot a proposal for a permanent discipline course. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 6 lecture hours, 1 to 12 lab hours)

  • ARCH 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • ARCH 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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