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ARCTK 001: SOLAR APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR HOME

3 hrs. (GSC)

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This course is intended to survey the present status of different ways in which solar energy can be used directly, to summarize present trends and opportunities in research, and to allow the student to gather the latest references to build on previous efforts. The course is designed to inform local alternative energy seekers as to the state of the art of becoming more energy self-sufficient on a decentralized level.

ARCTK 007: RESIDENTIAL PLANNING AND DRAWING

1.5 hrs. (GSC)

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This course is intended to provide the basic background, knowledge and skills for the individual to design and prepare plans and specifications for a home. The course deals with site selection, landscaping, building construction elements, cost comparisons, mechanical and electrical considerations, different types of architectural treatment, code requirements, and preparation of contract documents.

ARCTK 106: BASIC ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

2 hrs. (OC)

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This is an introductory course in architectural drafting for students without previous architectural drafting course or courses. Students with a minimum of one semester of architectural drafting should enroll in ARCTK 111.

ARCTK 111: ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCTK 106 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent

This introductory course includes general drafting techniques, such as lettering, line work, orthographic projection, two-dimensional representation, perspectives, sections, and architectural conventions.

ARCTK 112: STRUCTURAL DRAFTING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCTK 111 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course introduces the student to structural drafting. Study is made of structural shop drawings and their interrelationship to the entire building, emphasizing the need for the complete structural drawing to be developed logically, completely, and according to currently accepted practices.

ARCTK 113: ELEMENTARY SURVEYING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MAT 098 with a grade of "C" or better or MAT 099 with a grade of "C" or better or credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 106

This is an elementary course in surveying, including the fundamentals of plane surveying, and use and care of equipment. The student becomes familiar with transits, levels, chains, tapes, level rods, and other equipment used in plane surveying. The fundamentals of legal land descriptions are included.

ARCTK 114: SURVEYING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCTK 113 with a grade of "C" or better

This course develops skills in differential level surveying, profile and cross-section leveling, transit surveying, construction surveying, and surveying calculations. An introduction to GPS and GIS is included.

ARCTK 115: ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

2 hrs. (OC)

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This course is offered to study, experiment, and demonstrate procedural skills to capture the character, purpose and human scale of architecture through small-format photography and to study photography as a tool in the design process, presentation of drawings, architectural models, and other technical aspects of the field of architecture.

ARCTK 116: HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

3 hrs. (TC)

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This course allows a student to experience a comprehensive study of the evolution of architectural form and use of materials and methods of construction. This course is a chronological study ranging from primitive formulative architecture to complex contemporary engineered architecture and computer controlled building construction.

ARCTK 118: BUILDING RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION PLANNING

2 hrs. (OC)

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This course provides opportunities to study, define, and apply applicable period design style principles and methods for rescue and revitalization of period built single/multiple buildings. The student will select and use an actual situation to develop comprehensive design and planning skills and will be expected to apply theoretical and methodological principles outlined in class. The student is expected to establish individual approaches to preservation design and demonstrate ability to find a suitable compromise between aesthetic and environmental goals.

ARCTK 119: BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION

1 hr. (OC)

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This course provides a basic understanding of architects' drawings and specifications. Emphasis is on giving broad practical instruction in content and meaning of blueprints, the types of drawings used and an explanation of terms and symbols commonly employed by architects. This course is usually taught in eight three-hour sessions.

ARCTK 125: SOILS AND FOUNDATION MATERIALS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MAT 098 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment

This is an introductory course in which the student will become familiar with soil testing and mechanics for construction. Also covered are topics in foundation material with emphasis given to properties of materials and quality control.

ARCTK 201: ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 131 with a grade of "C" or better

In this course the student will learn how to prepare working drawings of residential and commercial structures from schematic and preliminary sketches. Principles of residential and commercial construction are introduced for preparation of working documents for the assigned building type.

ARCTK 203: MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 112

This course covers statics strength of materials, selections of materials for particular applications, and inspection of materials. Materials testing methods are stressed in the laboratory.

ARCTK 210: INTERNSHIP

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to give the intern experience in a chosen field of interest under the direct supervision of an architect, engineer or contractor while engaged in on-the-job training. The student will also do individual research and study on an approved area of interest.

ARCTK 225: SITE DEVELOPMENT

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCTK 113 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed to study considerations of site selection, including land survey, survey computations, contours, uses of contour leveling, computation of cut and fill, drainage and grading, and staking out of buildings and roads.

ARCTK 227: ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS OF BUILDINGS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department approval

This course is designed to survey different types of environmental systems and their application relevant to human occupancy of buildings, which includes heat, atmospheric control, light, electric power, solar energy, transportation, communication, sanitation, acoustics and related equipment.

ARCTK 228: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department approval

This course acquaints the student with general aspects and organization of the construction industry. Emphasis is placed on construction planning and scheduling, including critical path method (CPM), resource leveling and control.

ARCTK 229: COST ESTIMATING AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCTK 201 with a grade of "C" or better

This course acquaints the student with contract documents for architectural construction, utilizing the latest recommendations of Construction Specifications Institute and the American Institute of Architects. It familiarizes the student with estimating of building construction costs utilizing the quantity, survey, and approximate methods and also the "systems" approach.

ARCTK 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. (Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit).