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Plan of Study 2013-2014

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Architecture graduates assist architects and others in preparing design and working drawings, specifications, as-built drawings and much more. Many also work for builders and contractors, land developers, remodelers, facility and property managers, and with building product manufacturers and retailers. Historically, the central Ohio market for architecture graduates has been very strong and improvements in the economy and in construction are being reflected in the architectural field.

Columbus State’s Associate Degree program in Architecture involves manual and CAD drafting, Building Information Modeling, detailing, product selection and specification, design, the study of architectural history, code evaluation and other skills used daily in the occupation. Students in the program share common courses in materials, structures, blueprint reading and other programs in the Construction Sciences and Engineering Technologies Department. This provides architecture students with a strong foundation of technical skills and a sense of the teamwork required in the construction industry.

The Architecture program provides students with a solid educational background in communication skills, math, computer literacy, arts/humanities, natural/physical sciences, and social/behavioral sciences.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Architecture, the graduate will be able to:

  • Use traditional manual drafting and drawing methods to express relevant ideas graphically, including orthographic projection, one-point and two-point perspective, isometric and axonometric drawing generation.
  • Use current CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and 3D modeling software to prepare architectural drawings and other applicable graphics.
  •  Understand, interpret, organize, and generate architectural drawings.
  • Understand and be familiar with the relationship and coordination implications between architectural and engineering drawings (site, structural, electrical, lighting, mechanical and plumbing).
  • Research materials, consult with industry experts, and use CSI (Construction Specification Institute) standards relevant to the preparation of architectural drawings and specifications.
  • Use applicable building and zoning codes relevant to the preparation of architectural drawings and specifications.
  •  Understand the basic principals of detailing building structures utilizing wood, steel, and concrete manuals and handbooks.
  • Understand and be familiar with project coordination, total project development, and professional practice.
  • Understand and be familiar with the basic principles and materials of sustainable architecture, the primary organizations that are promoting and encouraging sustainability in architecture, and LEED standards and scoring.
  • Understand and demonstrate an ability to work with the building design process as a problem solving approach to devise a building to meet client needs.

Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate
Over the past couple of decades CAD drafting has become a necessary tool for architects, engineers and other related professions. The courses in this certificate will provide students with training in the two most popular CAD programs in use today, AutoCAD and MicroStation. Upon completion of these courses, the student will have a functional understanding of how to use each program.

However, it should be emphasized that if the student wishes to have a greater understanding of architecture or engineering, additional coursework in the desired field should be pursued. A greater understanding of what one is drafting will be necessary for those seeking CAD drafting positions in today’s job market. Therefore, this certificate is best suited for those individuals who already have an understanding of manual drafting or already have experience in a related field.

Architecture Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
MATH 1113 Technical Mathematics 4
. or .
MATH 1148 College Algebra 4
CIVL 1120 Construction Material Science 3
CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings 3
ARCH 1111 Manual Drafting 4
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
CIVL 1320 Statics and Strengths of Materials 3
ARCH 1114 AutoCAD 2D 4
ARCH 1214 Electricity & Lighting 3
ARCH 1232 Building Codes 2
ARCH 1250 Enclosure Materials 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
SBS XXXX Refer to approved GE - SBS list 3
ARCH 1274 Revit Architecture I 2
ARCH 1276 SketchUp 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
ESSH 2282 Sustainable Building Strategies 2
ARCH 2100 History of Architecture 3
ARCH 2221 Design Studio I 4
ARCH 2237 Structures 3
ARCH 2266 Working Drawings 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 4 . .
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list 3
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective 2
ARCH 2223 Design Studio II 4
ARCH 2270 Professional Practice 3
ARCH XXXX  Technical Elective 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 71

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

ARCH 1115 MicroStation 2D 2
ARCH 2240 AutoCAD 3D 2
ARCH 2242 3D Visualization I 3
ARCH 2243 3D Visualization II 3
ARCH 2275 Revit Architecture II 2
ARCH 2282 Sustainable Design 2
ARCH 2283 Sustainable Energy 2
ARCH 2291 Field Experience  1-3
ARCH 2294 Special Topics in ARCH  1-4

Basic Electives
The following courses are approved for basic elective requirements:

CMGT 1105 Construction Documents 3
CMGT 1115 Construction Methods 3
CMGT 2215 Intro to Building Information Modeling (BIM 3
CMGT 2282 Sustainable Construction 2
ESSH 1101 Introduction to Environmental Science, Safety, Health 3
GIS 1100 Introduction to GIS 3
LAND 1160 Landscape Principles 2
LAND 1565 Landscape Graphics 2
SURV 1410 Basic Surveying 3

NOTE: The ARCH 1110 manual drafting prerequisite may be waived for those individuals with prior manual drafting or other related work experience. Please see an Architecture advisor for permission to waive the manual drafting prerequisite.

3D Visualization Certificate

This post-associate certificate program will provide students with advanced coursework in 3D modeling, rendering and animation. Current modeling software such as Autodesk 3ds Max and form Z will be used in the courses.

This certificate is geared towards professionals and students with prior experience in architecture, interior design, graphic design, or other related fields. Prerequisites for entering this certificate program: associate degree or higher in a related field of study, completion of 50 or more credit hours within a related field of study, or permission from a faculty member.

*Sustainable Building Certificate
*See Environmental Science, Safety and Health for information and plan of study.

Approved General Education (GE) List

GE-ARTS/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I 3
HART 1202 History of Art II 3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648 3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648 3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877 3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877 3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500 3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500 3
HIST 2223 African-American History I:  1451-1876 3
HIST 2224 African-American History II:  1877-Present 3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions 3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

NAT GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT

PHYS 1106 PREFERRED

ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe 3
ASTR 1161 The Solar System 3
ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies 3
ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory 1
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I 4
BIO 1112 Human Biology 4
BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I 4
BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II 4
BIO 1125 Plant Biology 4
BIO 1127 Environmental Science I 4
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology 4
BIO 2232 Human Physiology 4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society 5
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II 5
ESSH 1101 Introduction to Environmental Science, Safety, & Health 3
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science 4
GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks 3
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters 3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy 3
PHYS 1106 Physics by Inquiry: Properties & Motion 5
PHYS 1200 Algebra-Based Physics I 5
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II 5
PHYS 1250 Calculus-Based Physics I 5
PHYS 1251 Calculus-Based Phys II 5

SBS GE-SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography 3
POLS 1100 American Government 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3

Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

Semester 1 . .
ARCH 1112 Basic CAD Drafting  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 1
Semester 2 . .
ARCH 1114 AutoCAD 2D  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 4
Semester 3 . .
ARCH 1115 MicroStation 2D  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 7

3D Visualization Certificate

Semester 1 . .
ARCH 2242 3D Visualization I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 2 . .
ARCH 2243 3D Visualization II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 6