Academic Catalog

Architectural Engineering Design Classes

Residential Drafting & Design I

Item Number
ARC 122
Credits
5

Overview of the design industry; construction procedures; codes, guidelines and standards; elements and principles of design; spatial concepts; and energy efficiency in design.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092, or instructor approval.

Residential Drafting & Design II

Item Number
ARC 124
Credits
5

Overview of construction specifications, residential floor plans, symbols and systems, electrical plans, plumbing plans, HVAC plans, and foundation systems and plans.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 122, ARC 171, and ARC 182, or instructor approval.

Residential Drafting & Design III

Item Number
ARC 126
Credits
5

Overview of specialized construction documents: exterior elevations; cabinet and interior elevations; building sections; wall details; stair plans, elevations and details; and fireplace elevations.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 124, or instructor approval.

Detailing and Light Construction

Item Number
ARC 144
Credits
5

Students will be introduced to concepts and common terminology used in light wood-framed construction. Students will produce standard details of structural design for residential applications, using CAD software.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 124, or instructor approval.

Construction Materials Research

Item Number
ARC 151
Credits
5

Students will investigate and research: materials, methods and trends in construction; the Construction Specification Institute’s (CSI) MasterFormat, SectionFormat, and PageFormat systems; and methods of specifying.  

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 122, ARC 171, and ARC 182, or instructor approval.

Drafting Technologies I

Item Number
ARC 171
Credits
5

Basic manual drafting skills; architectural lines, text and layers; isometric drawings; orthographic and Multiview projections; and roof plan layout and components.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092, or instructor approval.

Civil Engineering

Item Number
ARC 174
Credits
5

An introduction to civil engineering software. Students will learn to create, edit and modify civil CAD design objects, add annotation, obtain information, import/export and use civil CAD data in other applications.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 126 and 282, or instructor approval.

Introduction to CAD Drafting

Item Number
ARC 182
Credits
5

An introduction to CAD software. Students will learn to utilize the fundamentals of CAD software to produce basic architectural drawings.  

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092, or instructor approval.

Engineering Mechanics of Materials

Item Number
ARC 191
Credits
5

Students will apply basic engineering used in the building design field: forces, force systems, loading and reactions; material stress and strain; selection of wood columns and wood connection materials; steel structural materials; and reinforced concrete materials.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 126, MAT 094 or higher or instructor approval.

Residential Drafting & Design IV

Item Number
ARC 220
Credits
5

Overview of site planning; framing methods and plans; commercial building codes; and materials for commercial construction.  Students will create drawings using industry standard CAD software.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 126, or instructor approval.

Design Project I

Item Number
ARC 223
Credits
5

Project management and design of a multi-story house compliant with current state building and energy codes, all based on the needs of a hypothetical client.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 220, or instructor approval.

Design Project II

Item Number
ARC 225CAP
Credits
5

Students will manage and design an intermediate architectural drafting project. Address regulatory codes, hypothetical client needs, establish schedules, and give effective progress reports. Students will use interactive collaboration within 3D Architectural CAD software and produce a complete set of computer-drafted construction drawings.

 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 223, ARC 286, or instructor approval.

Special Intern Project

Item Number
ARC 227
Credits
5

Completion of a 150-hour job site Internship as approved by the instructor and under employer supervision as stated in the PC3 Work-Based Learning Experience Plan and Agreement.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission required.

Special Design Project

Item Number
ARC 229
Credits
5

Complete a design project of students choosing, as approved by the instructor to aid in realistic training.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 262, ARC 286 or instructor approval.

Cost Estimating I

Item Number
ARC 231
Credits
3

Use industry-software to estimate the cost of a single-story residential project as assigned by your instructor.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 126, or instructor approval.

Energy Analysis

Item Number
ARC 237
Credits
1

Students will complete Washington Energy Code documents for energy analyses of a one-story residence.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 126, ARC 223, or instructor approval.

Employment Research

Item Number
ARC 255
Credits
1

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

Prerequisites

English reading with comprehension, composition and basic verbal skills.

Intro to 3D Modeling

Item Number
ARC 262
Credits
3

A hands-on introduction to 3D modeling. This course walks students through the basics of the software. Develop a preliminary design model using massing. Learn about strategies and techniques to develop speed and efficiency in modeling and presentations.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 182, or instructor approval.

Intro to Building Information Modeling

Item Number
ARC 282
Credits
5

Use current industry-standard architectural 3D software application 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, or instructor approval.

Advanced Building Information Modeling

Item Number
ARC 286
Credits
5

Using current industry-standard architectural 3D software students will create software families. Manage both two-dimensional and three-dimensional information within the program family through use of parameters.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 282, or instructor approval.

Applied CADD

Item Number
ARC 288
Credits
5

Use current industry standard 3D software applications (i.e. – Revit, SketchUp, Civil3D) to create, or modify a design. Produce production drawings.  Save, print or transmit drawings to industry-standard applications.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 262, 223 and ARC 282, or instructor approval.

Engineering Statics

Item Number
ARC 293
Credits
5

Students will apply basic engineering used in the building design field: equilibrium; loads and reactive forces; shear and bending in structures; and wood spanning elements.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ARC 191 and MAT 099 or higher, or instructor approval.

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