Academic Catalog

Architectural Engineering Design Classes

Architectural Drafting & Design

Item Number
ARC 121
Credits
5

Overview of floor plans, line types, and line weights; introduction to media, computer-aided drafting, codes, basic design concepts, and presentation drawings and techniques. 

Prerequisites

English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills.

Civil Engineering Site Design

Item Number
ARC 123
Credits
5

Overview of site design and planning, lot, subdivision and road layouts, contouring, slopes and profiles, and zoning regulations. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 121.

Residential Design & Drafting

Item Number
ARC 125
Credits
5

Overview of basic residential design and specialized floor plans and exterior and interior elevations.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 123.

Architectural Reporting I

Item Number
ARC 141
Credits
3

Includes investigation, research, and report preparation on materials, methods, and trends in construction. 

Prerequisites

English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills, and computer keyboarding skills of 30 wpm.

Architectural Reporting II

Item Number
ARC 142
Credits
5

Includes investigation, research, diagrams, and report preparation on basic framing systems in house construction. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 141.

Construction Materials Research I

Item Number
ARC 152
Credits
2

Requires research of manufacturer and supplier information, and assembly of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) materials Divisions 1 through 14. 

Prerequisites

English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills.

Drafting Technologies I

Item Number
ARC 171
Credits
5

Basic manual drafting skills, orthographics, isometrics, and roof plans for basic design and construction necessary for residential design.

Prerequisites

English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills.

Drafting Technologies II

Item Number
ARC 173
Credits
5

Basic drafting skills for civil engineering and profiles for subdivisions. Includes basic design drawings necessary for residential design, and also includes printing completed drawings on industry-standard hardware.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 171.

Introduction to AutoCAD

Item Number
ARC 181CL
Credits
5

Use Windows-based AutoCAD applications to produce basic design and production drawings and details, and to save and print drawings on industry-standard hardware.

Prerequisites

English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills and basic keyboarding skills (30 wpm), or instructor permission.

Engineering Mechanics of Materials

Item Number
ARC 191
Credits
5

Analysis of loading conditions and selection of wood-member sizes and materials for house design. Material stress and strain are computed. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 125, MAT 099 or higher.

Detailing & Light Commercial

Item Number
ARC 221
Credits
5

Overview of specialized floor plan types, framing, sections, detailing, and specifications for light-framing and commercial buildings. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 125.

Design Project I

Item Number
ARC 223
Credits
5

Project management and design of basic architectural drafting project. Project includes a one-story house and placement on a subdivision lot, conforming to regulatory codes, hypothetical client needs, and established schedules. Students will produce a complete set of computer-drafted construction drawings. Students will give effective oral reports of progress.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 173, ARC 181.

Design Project II

Item Number
ARC 225CAP
Credits
5

Project management and design of an intermediate architectural drafting project. Project conforms to regulatory codes, hypothetical client needs, and established schedules. Producing a complete set of computer-drafted construction drawings. Give effective oral reports of progress.

 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 223, ARC 281.

Special Intern Project

Item Number
ARC 227
Credits
5

Complete the written work-based learning experience plan.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission required.

Special Design Project

Item Number
ARC 229
Credits
5

Complete special design project as approved by the instructor to aid in realistic training. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 225, ARC 231, ARC 281.

Cost Estimating I

Item Number
ARC 231
Credits
3

Completion of a computerized, detailed cost estimate for a one-story house with site development.

Energy Analysis

Item Number
ARC 237
Credits
1

Completion of two computerized energy analyses for a one-story house.

Employment Research

Item Number
ARC 255
Credits
1

Basic job-seeking skill activities, including résumé preparation, employer contacts, presentation activities, and employment opportunities.

Intro to 3D Modeling

Item Number
ARC 262
Credits
3

Advanced concepts and sketches of residential projects using Google Sketch-Up.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 181.

Intermediate AutoCAD

Item Number
ARC 281
Credits
5

Use Windows-based AutoCAD applications to produce intermediate design and production drawings and details and save and print drawings on industry-standard hardware. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 181.

Building Information Modeling

Item Number
ARC 283
Credits
5

Use Windows-based Revit applications to produce three-dimensional building models and production drawings. Explores integration of building systems in a three-dimensional virtual environment. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 262, ARC 281.

Applied AutoCAD

Item Number
ARC 284CL
Credits
5

Use Windows-based AutoCAD applications to a create a complete set of design and production drawings and details for a design project, and save and print the drawings on industry-standard hardware.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 281.

Engineering Statics

Item Number
ARC 293
Credits
5

Beam loading, shear and moment diagrams, analysis, calculations, and selection of wood members for light framing. Material stress is computed. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 191.

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