Architectural Technology (ARCE)

ARCE 1303

Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course covers properties, specifications, vendor references, and uses of materials as related to architectural systems of structures.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DFTG 1315.

ARCE 1421

Architectural Illustration

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3

This course covers architectural illustration and rendering techniques. Emphasis is on architectural structures in 3-D either by freehand drawing or computer software, perspectives, delineation in various media, and development of students’ graphical expression. It includes an introduction to various reproduction methods.

Prerequisite: None.

ARCE 1452

Structural Drafting

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3

This course is a study of structural systems including concrete foundations and frames, wood framing and trusses, and structural steel framing systems. It includes detailing of concrete, wood, and steel to meet industry standards including the American Institute of Steel Construction and The American Concrete Institute.

Prerequisite: DFTG 1315 and DFTG 2419.

ARCE 2352

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

This course covers the properties of building materials (assemblies), specifications, codes, vendor references, and uses of mechanical, plumbing, conveying, and electrical systems as they relate to architecture for residential and commercial construction.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in DFTG 2438, DFTG 1417 and DFTG 2428.