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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 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 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
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