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ARC 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 100 - Introduction to Architecture
Outlines history and impact of architecture. Emphasizes dynamics and social aspects of architecture and society; focuses on 19th and 20th century architectural forms.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 105 - Orientation and History of Architecture
Outlines the history of architecture and its impact on the dynamics of architecture and society.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ARC 115 - Architectural Graphics
Covers various types of presentation techniques associated with architecture, including rendered plans and elevations, pictorial drawings and perspectives, and the use of drawing media.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
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 123 - Architectural Graphics I
Introduces techniques of architectural communication including orthographic projection and sketching as well as 3d views and modeling. Requires the manual production of plans, sections, elevations and 3d views and models of a simple building. Includes dimensioning, detailing and rendering. Part I of II. Credit will not be awarded for both ARC 121 and ARC 123.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 124 - Architectural Graphics II
Continues with the techniques of architectural communication including orthographic projection and sketching as well as 3d views and modeling. Requires the production of plans, sections, elevations and 3d views and models of a simple building using computer technology. Includes dimensioning and detailing. 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 130 - Introduction to Materials & Methods of Construction
Introduces the physical properties and characteristics of building materials and methods of construction. Includes review of residential and light commercial wood-frame construction techniques and an introduction to steel and concrete structural systems.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ARC 131 - Materials and Methods of Construction I
Covers use of wood as a building material in all phases of construction. Deals with species used, growth characteristics, hygroscopic properties, and applications of lumber and plywood. Includes wood framing systems, premanufactured components, modular systems, windows, doors, cabinets and flooring.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 132 - Materials and Methods of Construction II
Studies masonry and concrete materials related to the construction industry: materials, mixtures, handling and placing, finishing and curing and protection of concrete work. Includes brick and cementitious materials, mortar, and workmanship, and iron, steel, and aluminum as used in construction.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 133 - Construction Methodology & Procedures I
Studies materials used in construction of buildings, covering foundations to structural framing systems. Includes appropriate use of materials for various construction types. Includes specification of materials and installation procedures; types of specifications and writing procedures; bidding procedures and, contract documents. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 134 - Construction Methodology & Procedures II
Studies materials used in construction of buildings, covering foundations to structural framing systems. Includes appropriate use of materials for various construction types. Includes specification of materials and installation procedures; types of specifications and writing procedures; bidding procedures and, contract documents. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 138 - Structures for Architects
Analyzes the various forces acting on a building and surveys the structural elements used to resist them. Uses case studies of ordinary and unusual structures to illustrate concepts of structural design. Provides a conceptual overview of structural systems for students interested in the design and construction of buildings. Requires some elementary algebra. Includes exercises in reading structural drawings and tables. Prerequisite: ARC 133.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 200 - History of Architecture
Surveys architecture from ancient times to the 19th century, with emphasis on philosophy of design, form and structure.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
ARC 201 - History of Modern Architecture
Surveys architecture from 19th century to present, with emphasis on philosophy of design, form and structure.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 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 212 - Architectural Drafting III
Provides fundamental knowledge of the principles and techniques of architectural drawings, procedures. Familiarizes students with design process to provide a better understanding of the relationship between architectural design and structural systems. Prerequisite ARC 112 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 213 - Architectural Drafting IV
Requires preparation of complete set of working drawings according to principles and techniques of architectural drawing procedures used in professional firms. Prerequisite ARC 212 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 216 - Manual Architectural Rendering and Presentation
Presents techniques of rendering and principles of art as related to architectural presentation. Covers architectural lettering and layout, free-hand sketching, and perspective drawing in various media, including pencil, ink and tempera. Prerequisite ARC 112 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 220 - Intro. to Landscape Architecture and Site Planning
Introduces the basics of landscape design and development concepts through architectural construction and plantings. Shows relationship between design and environment, including objectives of design elements and materials, facilities.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
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 222 - Architectural CAD Applications Software II
Uses advanced features of architectural CAD software to teach students to develop working drawings and details that adhere to the practices and techniques of architectural drawing principles. Use local prerequisites.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 225 - Site Planning and Technology
Studies the impact of building codes and zoning ordinances on site design; storm drainage, grading design, erosion and flood control; site materials for paving and retaining walls; site utilities.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 231 - Advanced Architectural Design and Graphics I
Provides fundamental knowledge of the principles and techniques of architectural drawing procedures. Familiarizes student with design process. Provides a better understanding of the relation between architectural design and structural systems. Prerequisite ARC 122 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
ARC 232 - Advanced Architectural Design and Graphics II
Requires development of complete set of working drawings and details according to principles and techniques of architectural drawings and procedures used in professional firms. Prerequisite ARC 231 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
ARC 233 - Advanced Architectural Design & Drafting III
Introduces the procedures involved in architectural design and construction document processing. Requires preparation of set of working drawings for a residential design project.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 240 - Designing Sustainable Built Environments
Introduces students to ethics, ideas, technologies, methods and current practices in designing sustainable environments.
Credits - 3 Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 241 - Building Mechanical Systems
Studies components and design for systems in residential and commercial building. Covers plumbing supply and drainage, including storm drainage and private sewage disposal. Requires calculation of overall heat balances for buildings as basis for design of heating and cooling systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 242 - Building Electrical Systems
Studies components and design for lighting and electrical systems, security, fire, and smoke alarms.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 243 - Environmental Systems
Studies energy sources and strategies for use in buildings; heat loss and heat gain; heating and cooling equipment and system; water supply, distribution and waste systems and equipment; principles of electricity, electrical systems and equipment.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
ARC 246 - Materials and Methods of Construction
Introduces the characteristics of building materials and the methods of construction in which these materials are used in the erection of structures. Introduces the physical properties of steel, concrete, timber, glass, and related materials as well as methods used in testing materials. All sixteen CSI divisions are discussed.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ARC 251 - Architectural Drawing I
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 I 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
ARC 258 - Building Codes, Contract Documents & Prof. Office Pract
Covers professional role of the architectural technician with regard to the construction industry. Includes building codes and their effect on specifications and drawings. Teaches purpose and writing of specifications with their legal and practical application to working drawings. Analyzes contract documents for client-architect-contractor responsibilities and duties.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable Hours Per Week
1-5 credits
ARC 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
ARC 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARC 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits