This course introduces the student to the materials and methods used in wood frame construction. It familiarizes students with components of modern construction for the purpose of selecting the materials best suited to various construction jobs.
This course introduces graphic representation in construction. It covers the fundamentals of drafting including line work, lettering, measuring, sketching, projections, and pictorial drawings. Students will use the aforementioned fundamentals to complete a set of drawings for a residence. COREQUISITES: 10614170 Architectural Materials and Methods 1 and 10614176 Architectural Technology 1.
This course introduces the student to the design principles needed for wood frame structures and incorporates the many aspects of building aesthetics and working drawings. The final assignment is to plan a set of drawings for a wood frame commercial building. PREREQUISITE: 10614172 Architectural Drafting and Design 1 and 10614176 Architectural Technology 1.
AutoCAD and related architectural software is utilized to teach learners the fundamentals of architectural computer-aided drafting. Topics from CAD applications in architecture and the equipment required to do actual drafting, modifying, and plotting operations are covered.
This course is an introduction to the application of BIM software in architectural drafting. Students will apply Revit Architecture software to create a three-dimensional building model that allows for deliverables such as floor plans, building sections, exterior elevations, and schedules. The building model will include walls, openings, floors, stairs, roofs, foundations, and footings. Topics such as datum, annotation, modifying family types, and profiles will be covered. PREREQUISITE: 10614170 Architectural Materials and Methods 1.
This course introduces basic principles of plumbing and electrical systems along with heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems in building design and construction. These systems are studied in the context of the overall building design with emphasis on materials, equipment systems design, engineering principles, and sustainable design practices. PREREQUISITE: 10614172 Architectural Drafting and Design 1 and 10614176 Architectural Technology 1
Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication. This course focuses on writing-intensive practices and meets expectations of High Impact Practice courses. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. PREREQUISITE: 10834109 Pre-Algebra, 10804114 College Technical Mathematics 1B, any associate degree or college parallel level WTCS mathematics course, or additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor.
Total Credits: 26
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