Academics

ARCTK 106 BASIC ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

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

Pre-requisite: ARCTK 106 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent


ARCTK 112 STRUCTURAL DRAFTING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: ARCTK 111 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


ARCTK 113 ELEMENTARY SURVEYING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: MATH 098 with a grade of "C" or better or MATH 099 with a grade of "C" or better or credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 106


ARCTK 114 SURVEYING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: ARCTK 113 with a grade of "C" or better


ARCTK 115 ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

2 Credit Hours (OC)
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 Credit Hours (TC)
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 Credit Hours (OC)
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 Credit Hours (OC)
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 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: MATH 098 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment


ARCTK 201 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

4 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: ARCH 131 with a grade of "C" or better


ARCTK 203 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 112


ARCTK 210 INTERNSHIP

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


ARCTK 225 SITE DEVELOPMENT

2 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: ARCTK 113 with a grade of "C" or better


ARCTK 227 ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS OF BUILDINGS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Sophomore standing or department approval


ARCTK 228 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Sophomore standing or department approval


ARCTK 229 COST ESTIMATING AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: ARCTK 201 with a grade of "C" or better


ARCTK 255 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Credit Hours (OC)
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).

Pre-requisite: Department approval