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Architectural Technology
  • ART 11700 Construction Drafting and CAD (3 cr.) Class 3, Lab 3.This course is intended to introduce students to AutoCAD drafting fundamentals with an emphasis on construction graphics and drawing methods used in Interior Design and Architectural Technology. This is usually the first AutoCAD class for students and aims for students to master the basic commands. In addition understanding of the visualization needed to draw and create 2-dimensional objects, introduction to creating (construction documents) is emphasized.
  • ART 12000 Intro to Construction Drafting with BIM (3 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2.  Introduction to drafting fundamentals using building information modeling (BIM), an intelligent 3D model-based process that equips architecture, engineering, and construction professionals with the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructore.  Autodesk Revit will be the software presented.
  • ART 15500 Residential Construction (3 cr.) P: ART 11700 and ART 12000 Wood frame construction through a semester project requiring planning, preliminary, and working drawings.  Outside lab assignments are required.
  • ART 21000 History of Architecture I (3 cr.) Class 3. An introduction to the history of architecture of the Western World from the Stone Age to skyscrapers based on lectures and readings from the required texts. Lectures and readings cover the historical development of architecture in the following topics: Stone Age, Egyptian & Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and the Modern Era to the present. Note: A travel abroad section of this course is occasionally offered in the summer which allows students to experience a portion of this course in Italy. 
  • ART 22200 Commercial Construction (3 cr.) P: ART 15500 Class 3, Lab 3. To introduce the student to the process of designing and drawing commercial buildings using BIM software. Topics include, but are not limited to: understanding the use of materials, codes, graphic terminology/conventions and construction methods used within commercial construction and the application of this understanding to a partial set of architectural working drawings.
  • ART 22300 3D Architectural Modeling I (3 cr.) Class 3. This course will study graphic solutions to visualizing interior spaces and environments by utilizing 3D modeling software.  Students will learn the fundamentals and advanced toolset in 3D modeling software while working on a semester long visualization project.
  • ART 29900 Architectural Technology (3 cr.) Independent Study.
  • ART 32300 3D Architectural Modeling II (3 cr.) P: ART 22200 and CGT 22300. Class 3. This course has been designed to expand the students' knowledge, creativity, and technique when creating 3D digital models and renderings.  This class is intended to develop and refine modeling and rendering skills.  Topics include but are not limited to: understanding the use of architecture, materials, lighting, etc.
  • ART 29900 International Design Charrette (1-4 cr.) P: By Permission

    Introduction to project-management tools and techniques; practical use of tools and techniques to plan, analyze, lead and monitor a project in collaborative international design. Course content is integrated into a collaborative-design project offered in connection with partner universities in Thailand. Other sections of this course may be offered in other locations where an approved study-abroad program is active. Students participating in domestic service-learning projects may be eligible.  Please note that this is a variable credit course and those seeking transfer credit for OLS 37100 must sign up for 3 credit hours.  This will involve pre-departure orientation sessions, course assignments while in country as well as assignments and a paper due upon completion of the course (post-travel).  Students signing up for fewer credits (1-2) will be required to attend pre-departure orientation sessions and will be required to complete a visual diary while in country.  Students seeking 4 credit hours will need to complete course work over and above those seeking credit for OLS 37100.

  • ART 49900 Senior Project Proposal (1 cr.) P: Senior Standing Class 1 This course prepares the student for their capstone senior project. The focus is upon project proposal creation, with attention being given to the development of the project's objectives, goals, concept statement, required resources as well as precedents, best practices and inspirations.
  • ART 49900 Senior Project Delivery (3 cr.) P: Senior Standing Class 3 The focus of this course is upon the development of the student's senior project. Building upon the project proposal developed in the previous term, the student works on the preliminary design, design development, documentation and presentation of a building project. This project must showcase the student's expertise in both building technology and computer graphics. Projects can be renovation/retrofit based or new construction of mid-sized buildings.
  • ART 49900 Special Topics in ART (Variable Titles) (3 cr.)

    The following are the variable titles and course descriptions for ART 49900.

    Architectural Technology (3 credits)  Independent Study

    Architectural Detailing (3 credits) P: ART 22200 Class 3.  A course devoted to the examination of frame (wood, timber and light gage steel) construction.  It explores, through a series of practical exercises, the ways in which buildings are constructed using these materials as the superstructure.  Design solutions will be developed using a variety of manual and computer aided techniques.

    Codes and Specifications (3 credits) P: ART 22200 Class 3.  This course is designed to be a survey of the typical building code applications that one designing build environments will encounter.  Students will be exposed to common scenarios around commercial and residential design as it relates to occupant safety, building and occupancy classification, etc.  Students will also do assignments connecting construction documents to written specifications for projects.

    Internship (3 credits) P: Junior Standing Class 3.  An Internship is a 1-3 credit hour supervised pre-professional learning experience that allows students to apply their skills and knowledge in a professional setting.  These experiences are designed to enhance the student's preparedness for an intended career with a business, industry, or government agency.  Internships can range from 15-40 hours per week but must last the furcation of at least 10 weeks.

  • ART 51500 Introduction to Facilities Engineering Systems (3 cr.) This course introduces and examines the design criteria, operation, safety, maintenance, testing and assessment of building engineering systems.  The inter-relationships of fire protection, HVACX/R, electrical distribution, plumbing, lighting, acoustics, telecommunication and energy management are examined.