Architectural Technology (ARC)

ARC 110. Architectural Graphics. 3 Credit Hours.

Foundation course in which quality drafting in the areas of line weight and quality, lettering, dimensioning, notes is taught. Drafting procedures such as orthographics, axonometrics, perspective, shade and shadow, topography, entourage rendering are introduced. Care and use of drafting and print tools and media are considered. (Approximate cost of supply kit - $50). Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 112. Architectural Design and Production I. 3 Credit Hours.

A small project is designed and detailed. Topics covered include design method, design presentation techniques, construction details, and construction document set production. Verbal and graphic communication of ideas is developed. A portfolio of student work is begun. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: ARC 110 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.

ARC 114. Architectural History and Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

Course presents a survey of the history of shelter, monuments, other building types, towns and cities, and site design in relation to current architectural trends. Forces which shape the built-environment are studied. Tours of area sites or buildings may be included.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 123. Introduction to Computer-Aided Architectural Drafting. 3 Credit Hours.

Students learn to operate hardware and software generally in use in the architectural profession. A basic introduction to the systems will be presented. Hands-on use of the equipment will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 124. Introduction to Building Information Modeling. 3 Credit Hours.

This is a hands-on introduction to the use of building information modeling (BIM) software for architecture. Instruction will focus on how both graphic and non-graphic architectural information for a building is produced through the creation of a single project database represented in a 3D model.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 125. Sustainable Materials and Technologies in the Built Environment. 3 Credit Hours.

This foundational course examines the process for producing high performing, sustainable built environments. The student will learn how to research, evaluate, select, and specify appropriate materials and systems at all scales within the built environment. Code and Certification process criteria will be discussed as it relates to environmental performance.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 126. Architectural History I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a survey of the influences and development of architecture from pre-history to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The language of architecture, aesthetics and structure are presented. Methodologies and the architectural styles of different periods and cultures are examined within the context of social, political and technological forces.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 127. Architectural History II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course presents a survey of modern architecture from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the present. The language of architecture, aesthetics and structure are presented. Methodologies and the architectural styles of different periods and cultures are examined within the context of social, political and technological forces.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 209. Mechanical and Electrical Systems I. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the physics and practical design aspects of plumbing systems, and the systems and building form and fabric affecting the heat loss and gain and internal comfort of buildings.
Prerequisites: MTH 124 or MTH 140 and Reading Proficiency.

ARC 211. Architectural Design and Production II. 3 Credit Hours.

A small commercial project is designed and detailed. Topics covered include design method, design presentation techniques, construction details and construction document production. Verbal and graphic communication of ideas is continued. Students continue to develop a portfolio. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: ARC 112 with grade of "C" or better, ARC 123 and Reading Proficiency.

ARC 219. Professional Architectural Practice. 2 Credit Hours.

This course explores issues related to the functions of the architectural office business practices and development, professional conduct and liability, project management, contract management, and marketing.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ARC 220. Architectural Design and Production III. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will work on commercial/institutional projects designed to reinforce skills in building design, architectural rendering, and construction document production. A professional portfolio is completed during this course. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: ARC 114 and ARC 211 with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.

ARC 222. Site Planning and Landscape Drafting. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the art of arranging the external environment to support human behavior. The student will learn skills used in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and city planning. Principles of plane surveying as related to site planning are also studied. Drafting skills are studied with emphasis on site plans and techniques of landscape drafting. Additional hours required.
Prerequisites: ARC 110 and Reading Proficiency.

ARC 229. Architectural Specifications, Materials, and Methods. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the process of selecting building materials, and introduces the Project Manual as an essential element of the Contract Documents. The student will learn how to research, evaluate, select and specify appropriate products for a variety of architectural projects.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.