ARCT 1000 This course provides the beginning architectural technology students with the fundamental tools and knowledge of drawing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on reading architectural drawings and understanding drawing conventions and graphic standards. A foundation of software tools used throughout the program will be introduced.
ARCT 1020 This course will introduce the beginning architectural technology or interior design student to the properties and applications of common, as well as new and sustainable residential building materials. This class will cover materials and methods such as: current sustainable practices in home building, wood stud construction, window installation, roofing, foundations, flashing, etc. These materials and construction methods will then be applied in the Studio I projects. *this course is cross listed with IDES1020
ARCT 1108 This course will introduce students to a computer aided design (CAD) workflow using AutoCAD. Fundamental concepts, commands, and best practices will be taught via self paced drafting exercises that emphasize a hands-on approach to learning. Prerequisite: ARCT1108
ARCT 1208 This course introduces the student to AutoDesk Revit Software. There is an emphasis on BIM workflow and basic to intermediate modeling techniques. The student will develop intermediate CAD and BIM techniques to develop construction drawings. This knowledge can then be applied to projects in concurrent and future projects.
ARCT 1500 This course will guide students through a condensed project timeline for a residential addition. Building on skills acquired in studio I, students will walk through pre-design and programming, schematic design, design development, to light construction documents. Prerequisite: ARCT1000 Corequisites: ARCT1540 and ARCT1208.
ARCT 1540 This course will examine the characteristics and properties of common, as well as new and sustainable, commercial building materials such as: concrete materials, formwork, reinforcement, steel frame construction, lightweight steel framing, metals, curtainwalls, etc. These methods and materials, including sustainable principles, will be applied to Studio II projects.
ARCT 2020 This course is intended to provide an architectural technician with the knowledge necessary to work and communicate effectively with a structural engineer for coordination purposes. A fundamental review of statics and the flow of forces through a structure will be studies as well as the stresses placed on members by various forces.
ARTS 1310 This course will cover architectural history from prehistoric through the 20th century. The course will not only look at who designed the buildings, but will also look at examples of how they were built and issues that shaped them. Beginning with the earliest man made shelters and ending with the issues influencing current architectural design, the course will introduce students to different ways of seeing architecture and the built environment as cultural artifacts.
ARCT 1520 The goal of this class is to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the International Building Code (IBC), the Americans with Disabilities Act and Energy Codes. The class emphasizes Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) topics such as: building codes, fire codes, accessibility issues, and environmental issues.
Prerequisites: Prior to, or currently enrolled in, ARCT1500, ARCT1207 and ARCT1540.
**This course is cross listed with IDES1520**
ARCT 2000 This course will introduce the student to electrical/lighting, plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection. The course will examine the integration of various building systems into building design and look at energy efficiency and other means of contributing to a building's sustainability.
ARCT 2101 Students prepare architectural drawings for multi-story commercial buildings. This course builds upon the students' architectural technology skills as they prepare construction drawings, schematic drawings, and design drawings for more complex buildings. Content from prior courses and sustainability will be integrated into comprehensive studio projects.
ARCT 2108 This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of industry-standard software programs beyond drafting and modeling representation. Bluebeam will be a focus as well as Sketch Up and Adobe Photoshop and inDesign as used in a typical Architecture practice. Prerequisite: ARCT1208
**This course is cross listed with IDES 2188**
ARCT 2200 This course provides an opportunity for the student to demonstrate previously-learned architectural technology skills by independently preparing computer-aided design working drawings of a small commercial project. Students will incorporate the completed drawings into their portfolios for internship interviews with future employers Prerequisites: ARCT2101
ARCT 2970 This course is taught through a professional internship to facilitate the transition from school to a working environment. Internship will begin with job seeking and interviews for those note already in a qualifying position. Upon acceptance of an internship, the internee will begin produce work in a professional design office workplace. The internship coordinator will visit with supervisors to complete an evaluation form.
COMS 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.