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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 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 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 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 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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ARC 122 or equivalent.
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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
Prerequisite ARC 231 or equivalent.
4 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 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