Architecture (ARC) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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ARC 121 - Architectural Drafting I
Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Part I of II.Credit will not awarded for both ARC 121 and ARC 123.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 122 - Architectural Drafting II
Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Part II of II. Credit will not be awarded for both ARC 122 and ARC 124.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 210 - Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
Gives overview of use of computers as applied to architectural drawing. Covers software capability of the system by generating, moving, editing, or deleting the basic elements. [Uses CRT keyboard, table/menu, and other items that make up the system.]
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours.Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
ARC 211 - Computer Aided Drafting Applications
Utilizes computer's hardware and software to create orthographic and pictorial drawings. Requires creation of working drawings by adding the necessary sections, dimensions, and notes to the computer generated views. Prerequisite ARC 210 or equivalent.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ARC 221 - Architectural CAD Applications Software I
Teaches the principles and techniques of architectural drawing practices through the use of architecture specific CAD software. Utilizes the commands and features of the software to generate drawings that emphasize architectural design and structural systems. Use local prerequisites.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 252 - Architectural Drawing II
Studies building details, one-point and two-point perspective line drawings. Studies working drawings for small buildings, floor and foundation plans, elevations and details. Part II of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 255 - Construction Estimating
Requires preparation of detailed material quantity surveys from plans and specifications for commercial construction. Discusses cost, bid, and contract procedures.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits