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ARCH 1110 Basic Manual Drafting (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course presents basic concepts and fundamentals of drafting especially for the building construction industry and covers the use of drawing instruments, lettering practices, basic line work, dimension procedures and an introduction to orthographic projection.
Lecture: 0.5 hour – Lab: 1.5 hours Lab fee: $15.00

ARCH 1111 Manual Drafting (A, SP)

4 credits This course is intended to develop the skills of drafting especially for building construction and covers the use of lettering practices, line quality and weights, dimension procedures, orthographic projection, and the drawing of plans, sections and elevations.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1110 or permission of instructor
Lab fee: $18.00

ARCH 1112 Basic CAD Drafting (A, SP, SU)

1 credit This course is an introduction to the basic features of AutoCAD. Emphasis is placed on the basic display, drawing, editing, dimensioning and text commands required for the elementary use of AutoCAD. Lectures, in-class demonstrations, and hands on work sessions are employed as teaching tools during the course. The course uses the current release of AutoCAD. Lecture: 0.5 hour – Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1110 or permission of instructor
Lab fee: $25.00

ARCH 1114 AutoCAD 2D (A, SP)

4 credits This course introduces students to the advanced features of AutoCAD and builds upon the basics learned in ARCH 1112. Emphasis is placed on advanced dimensioning features, hatching, attributes, external references and paper/model space. Several small projects will be created utilizing these features. Lectures, in-class demonstrations, and hands-on work sessions are employed as teaching tools during the course. The course uses the current release of AutoCAD.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1112 or permission of instructor
Lab fee: $50.00

ARCH 1115 MicroStation 2D (A, SP)

2 credits This course is to provide training in the use of basic display, drawing, manipulation, dimensioning, text, cell, reference files and plotting commands required to the elementary use of Bentley MicroStation. After mastering system basics, students will be given individual projects. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1110 or permission of instructor
Lab fee: $33.00

ARCH 1214 Electricity & Lighting (A, SP, SU)

3 credits This course studies the electrical code, electrical systems, standards, conventional symbols, nomenclature, layouts and fixture and equipment schedules. Coordination of electrical work with the elements of the building is emphasized. This course also deals with the fundamentals of lighting within buildings. The appropriate quantity of lighting is calculated and the appropriate selection and placement of lighting within a space is studied.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1121 Lab fee: $30.00

ARCH 1232 Building Codes (SP, SU)

2 credits This course focuses primarily on building and zoning codes. Emphasis is placed on the OBBC (Ohio Basic Building Code) and the Columbus, Ohio zoning code. Other areas of study include the influence of professional associations, manufacturers, and testing laboratories in design and construction documents; CSI specifications, their organization, content and relationship to other contract documents; and professional practice in architecture.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1121 Lab fee: $15.00

ARCH 1250 Enclosure Materials (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is designed to expand on the knowledge gained in CIVL
1120, with the study of how such materials and others are combined to form the building shell. The course focuses on the separation between exterior and interior environments. Topics covered include roofing, glass, windows and doors, walls, foundations, and interior finishes, vertical transportation and acoustics.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIVL 1120 or CIVL 120 Lab fee: $15.00

ARCH 1274 Revit Architecture I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits Revit Architecture focuses on the first fully parametric architectural design software, which allows buildings to be designed and drawn “virtually,” instead of being developed with conventional 2D drawings. Users examine their designs from any direction in order to better visualize them. Once created, the Building Information Model (BIM) can be tested, analyzed, and quantified. Basic concepts of REVIT Architecture will be explored in this course to design, change, and document a building using this revolutionary new parametric building modeler software.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ARCH 1111, ARCH 1114 Lab fee: $20.00

ARCH 1276 SketchUp (SP, SU)

2 credits This course introduces the student to SketchUp, a software package developed for the conceptual stages of design. SketchUp is a deceptively simple, amazingly powerful tool for creating, viewing, and modifying
3D ideas quickly and easily. SketchUp was developed to combine the elegance and spontaneity of pencil sketching and the flexibility of today’s digital media.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours Lab fee: $31.00

ARCH 2100 History of Architecture (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course studies the fundamental elements of architecture, its development, and its meaning to various cultures throughout western history. Architecture is viewed from the perspectives of form, function, interior and exterior space, technological development, and landscape. ARCH 2100 meets elective requirements in the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 Lab fee: $9.00

ARCH 2221 Design Studio I (A)

4 credits This course is built around the design process and design logic and will also include an emphasis on working alone and as part of a team. The design theme may include emphasis on sustainable architecture as the primary design goal. When sustainable architecture is the framework for the course, lectures and research assignments will include lessons on solar energy, conservation practices, building materials, and other aspects of sustainability.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: ARCH 1111, ARCH 1114 Lab fee: $38.00

ARCH 2223 Design Studio II (SP)

4 credits This course is built on the foundations laid by ARCH 2221 and includes discussions of design principles. Students will develop and work on various design projects including a small and a complex architectural project. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 2221 Lab fee: $38.00

ARCH 2237 Structures (A)

3 credits This course presents basic conceptual and practical structural design concepts. Steel and concrete structures are studied and evaluated mathematically. The student will learn how to evaluate and design beams and columns in both steel and concrete. Other topics include bearing plate/base plate design, bolted and welded connections, and concrete and masonry wall design. Drafting projects require the use of CAD and will focus on structural elements.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIVL 1320 Lab fee: $23.00

ARCH 2240 AutoCAD 3D (SU)

2 credits This course is an introduction to presentation drawing techniques using computer applications. The course will focus on three-dimensional modeling, rendering and other applications useful to the profession. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1114 Lab fee: $25.00

ARCH 2242 3D Visualization I (A)

3 credits This course is an introduction to three-dimensional computer modeling using current modeling software. Basic modeling functions, lighting, material applications and rendering will be studied. This course focuses on techniques and methods applicable to architects, interior designers and other building related professions.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 5 hours Lab fee: $30.00

ARCH 2243 3D Visualization II (SP)

3 credits This course continues the study of three-dimensional computer modeling using current modeling software. Basic modeling functions, lighting, material applications and rendering will be studied. The fundamentals of architectural animation will also be studied. This course focuses on techniques and methods applicable to architects, interior designers and other building related professions.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 5 hours Lab fee: $30.00

ARCH 2266 Working Drawings (A)

4 credits This course introduces the student to the practice of working drawings. Knowledge learned in prior architectural courses is integrated into the course. Part of the course focuses on individual tasks, such as the generation of details, schedules, and plans, while another part of the course will focus on work generated in a group setting, simulating a team effort common to a modern architectural office.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: ARCH 1114, ARCH 1232, ARCH 1250
Lab fee: $30.00

ARCH 2270 Professional Practice (SP)

3 credits Students learn about planning projects, defining project scope and translating physical needs into building area, developing alternative solutions, preparing schedules and estimates, coordinating work efforts, and other practical factors. The student must consider physical constraints, code implications, costs, bidding, construction sequencing and practices, design goals, and working with consultants.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1232 or permission of instructor
Lab fee: $23.00

ARCH 2275 Revit Architecture II (SP)

2 credits Advanced concepts of REVIT Architecture will be explored in this course to design, change, and document a building using this revolutionary new parametric building modeler software.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1274

ARCH 2282 Sustainable Design (A)

2 credits ARCH 2282 will introduce the student to the issues and concepts related to sustainable design. The impact of the building’s site, energy efficiency, and the use of renewable forms of energy, including solar energy, will be studied as they relate to building design. Projects will be assigned on a regular basis and will be adaptable to the varied backgrounds of students. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours Lab fee: $16.00

ARCH 2283 Sustainable Energy (SP)

2 credits Students become familiar with the concept of thermal transfer, the energy characteristics of various building energy systems and components, and learn how to compare the projected performance characteristics of one building model against another. The object is to learn an approach that enables well-informed decisions to be made that will affect sustainability.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Lab fee: $15.00

ARCH 2291 ARCH Field Experience (SU)

1-3 credits Off-campus work experience in architecture, consulting engineering, or construction-related paid employment that augments formal education received in the technology, with actual work conditions and job experience. Nontraditional credit (“N”) will not be allowed for this course.
Field Experience: 12 hours
Instructor permission required Lab fee: $15.00

ARCH 2294 Special Topics: ARCH (A, SP, SU)

1-4 credits ARCH 2294 provides an opportunity for detailed examination of selected topics in Architecture.
Lecture: Hours vary