ARCT 1000 This course will introduce the beginning architectural technology student to drafting standards and techniques used in both hand and CAD drafting. Students will learn to draw plans, sections, elevations and details for residential projects and the graphic conventions used to communicate information on these drawings. Sustainable building principles will be applied to the commercial projects.
ARCT 1020 This course will introduce the beginning architectural technology 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 then be applied in the Studio I projects.
ARCT 1108 This course introduces the beginning architectural technology student to computer aided design (CAD) programs currently being used in professional design offices. Fundamental concepts, commands, and tools of a CAD environment are taught with a hands-on approach where students will complete self-paced drafting exercises.
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. Prerequisites: ARCT1108
ARCT 1500 This course will guide students through the production of construction drawings for light commercial buildings. The larger scale and scope of the projects will build upon skills acquired in Studio I and drawings will be more comprehensive as students learn to integrate building codes and regulations into their designs. Students will apply sustainable practices along with industry standards to complete drawings for residential projects.
Corequisites: ARCT1540 and ARCT1207
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.
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 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 2020 This course provides a basic understanding of the structural design for beams, columns and joists in wood, steel and concrete. It emphasizes the nature of frame structures and is intended to provide an architectural technician with the knowledge necessary to work and communicate effectively with a structural engineer.
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 for more complex buildings. Content from prior courses and sustainability will be integrated into comprehensive studio projects.
ARCT 2108 This course provides working knowledge of other industry-standard software(s) such as SketchUp, Bluebeam, and certain pieces of the Adobe Suite. These techniques can be applied in all courses, and are used to develop a professional portfolio
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: ARCT2100
ARCT 2970 This course is taught throughout internship with students making the transition from school to work. Internship events will begin with job seeking and interview activities. Upon acceptance of an internship agreement with an internship employer, the internee will begin productive work in a professional design office workplace. The internship coordinator will visit the workplace. The student internee and internship employer will complete an evaluation form. In addition, students will pursue special topics technology research in the field of architecture during the internship period. Prerequisites: ARCT2101.
ARTS 1301 This course covers the elements and principles of design: line, shape and form, space, texture, color and balance, proportion and scale, unity and harmony, and emphasis, in two dimensional and three dimensional formats through application. Color will be a focus, including the study of hue, saturation, and intensity, and how color affects people demonstrated through project work.
ARTS 1310 This course will cover architecture from prehistory up to today, looking at examples throughout history and examining the issues that help shape them. The course will not only look at who designed the buildings, but who built them, who used them, and why. Beginning with the earliest manmade shelters and ending with issues influencing architecture today, the course will introduce students to different ways of seeing building and architecture as cultural artifacts.
Meets MnTC Goal 6
BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of ecology as it pertains to the impact of humans on their environment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment.
Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10
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: Students having one of the recommended placement assessment scores, or a grade of ?C-? or higher in READ 150 and ENG 150
SPEE 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.