Department of Architecture & Construction
Department Chair: Brian Blaylock
Department Secretary: Kenna Carter (208) 496-1862
Department Faculty: Brian BlaylockRon HarkerGarth JensenRudy Puzey

 
Department of Architecture and Construction
The Architecture and Construction Industry encompasses a wide range of career options. There are many excellent employment opportunities within this dynamic and growing industry. The Educational programs offered by the Architecture and Construction Department are designed to prepare students to fulfill challenging employment opportunities within the industry.

The department offers two degree programs; an Applied Associates of Science Degree in Architectural Technology (345) and an Integrated Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management (605). Both degrees offer a range of options that will allow students to customize their course of study to fulfill future employment ambitions. Both degrees also require a high level of academic and technical abilities and students should have developed good math, science, art and manual skills prior to enrollment in the program.

Graduation Requirements
To receive either an AAS in Architectural Technology or a BS in Construction Management, a student will need to complete the prescribed course of study with a minimum GPA of 2.25 or higher. No grade less than a C- will be accepted for any major course requirement. Students wishing to complete a BS in Construction Management are required to complete at least two semester long full time internships (Const 398 & Const 498). The internships are usually completed on the students "off track" between their Sophomore/Junior and Junior/Senior years. Students who complete and AAS in Architectural Technology are also encouraged to complete an internship.

General Interest Courses
The department also offers woodworking, architecture, construction, and home maintenance classes of general interest open to the student body and community.
 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Construction Management (605)   
The major in Construction Management (605) is an Integrated Bachelor of Science Degree designed for those who would like to pursue a career in management in the construction industry. Students are required to complete all General Education and Major Requirements. In addition students will be required to complete either a Business Management Minor or two clusters, which consists of a Business Management Cluster and another cluster from a recommended list, which contains such things as Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, and Architectural Drafting. Students may also have the option of custom designing their clusters. However, students wishing to "custom-design" clusters will need to counsel with their advisors before beginning any coursework. Students will need to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework.
 
Minor or 2 Clusters Required

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    
ECON 111
ENG 316
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
MATH 108, 110
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
COMM 101, 150
IS 140

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 1 Course    
HFED 140
HORT 230
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
BIO 202, 250

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Take these Courses    
GEOL 102, 104
 
        OR
           Take these Courses    
           GEOL 111, 111L
 
                  OR
                     Take these Courses    
                     PH 105, 105L

 
Major Requirements
   
Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
ARCH 100, 102, 110
CONST 120, 220, 230, 240, 310, 320, 330, 398R, 420, 430, 440, 498
ENGRT 216
MATH 111
 
AND
Take 2 Credits    Min Grade: C-
CONST 390R (Must be taken 4 times)


 
A.A.S.  in Architectural Technology (345)   
The major in Architectural Technology (345), is a two-year specialized program for those individuals who desire to enter the architectural drafting job market at the completion of the program. Students are required to complete at least 67 hours of coursework.

Basic Education Requirements

As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take this Course    
MATH 110
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
COMM 101
ENG 312, 316
 
Major Requirements
   
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
ARCH 100, 102, 110, 160, 210, 260, 270
CONST 120, 330
ENGRT 216
MATH 111
 
AND
In the requirement listed below Construction 210 and 212 count as one course.
Take 3 Courses    Min Grade: C-
CONST 210, 212, 220, 230, 240, 298R
ENGRT 115
HFED 140
HORT 230
 
AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
ART 101, 102

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
GEOL 102, 104
 
        OR
           Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
           GEOL 111, 111L
 
                  OR
                     Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
                     PH 105, 105L
 
Course Descriptions

ARCH 100 Construction Documents (2:3:0)
Prerequisite: Arch 102 must be taken concurrently
This course is designed as an introduction to blueprint reading and symbology, CSI specifications, construction terminology, and construction processes. Also included will be the evaluation of working drawings, specifications, and codes.
 
ARCH 102 Construction Documents Lab (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: This class must be taken concurrently with ARCH 100
This class will give the students the opportunity for hands-on applications using construction documents, specifications, and building codes.
 
ARCH 110 AutoCAD Architecture Desktop (3:3:3)
Prerequisite: ARCH 100 or some architectural and construction exposure. Basic AutoCAD experience preferred.
Introduction to architectural computer-aided drafting.
 
ARCH 160 Architectural Design and Drafting (3:2:4)
Prerequisite: Arch 100
Construction Document preparation of residential and commercial projects using both manual & CAD drafting skills.
 
ARCH 210 Advanced AutoCAD Architectural Desktop (3:2:4)
Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 110 or Arch 134, and Arch 160
Advanced AutoCAD Architectural Desktop routines and procedures: 3-D modeling and design, video and animation, translation of modeling design to working drawings, and specific commercial applications. The class will use microcomputers along with AutoCAD 2000i Desktop Version 3.3 software.
 
ARCH 260 Rendering and Perspective (3:3:3)
Prerequisite: Arch 160
Rendering and perspective is a course dealing with basic perspective fundamentals required for freehand perspective drawing. It also includes the technical principles of perspective required to layout precise perspective constructions. The course will help build basic light, color, and rendering vocabulary required for quality drawing presentations.
 
ARCH 270 Specifications (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Arch 100 Arch 102 Sophomore Status
This is a Sophomore level comprehensive course for teaching specifications writing and project manual preparation. Subjects covered will be the CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) format for producing construction specifications. Topics covered will be from the Manual of Practice such as the MasterFormat, SectionFormat, PageFormat and the CSI/CSC Uniformat. The class meets for (3) three hours each week. A variety of instructional techniques will be utilized, including: lecture, power point presentations, discussions, team or study groups demonstrations.
 
CONST 120 Structural Systems (4:3:3)
Prerequisite: Arch 100
Introduction to wood, light and structural steel framing systems. Materials, methods, processes, and code applications for building structural systems.
 
CONST 210 Finishing Systems (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: CONST 120 or instructor consent. CONST 212 must be taken concurrently
Materials and methods of building finishing systems including roofing, exterior finishes, insulation, drywall, interior finishes, cabinets, floor coverings, and building codes.
 
CONST 212 Finishing Systems Lab (1:0:2)
Prerequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with CONST 210
This course will provide the opportunity for hands-on application using methods and materials discussed in CONST 210.
 
CONST 220 Concrete and Masonry Construction (3:2:3)
A study of concrete construction technology including footings, foundations, cement types, admixtures, mixing, forming, reinforcing, placement, curing, testing, cold and hot weather applications. Materials and methods used in modern masonry construction. The application of building codes.
 
CONST 230 Mechanical Environmental Systems (3:2:2)
Materials design, installation, and applications of building service systems, including supply systems, waste removal systems; heating ventilation, air conditioning; heating loads, air distribution, equipment selection; energy efficient, and solar construction; building codes.
 
CONST 240 Electrical Environmental Systems (2:2:2)
Materials design, installation, and applications of building electrical systems, including electrical theory, design of circuits; electrical heat, light and power installation; National Electrical Code.
 
CONST 298 Internship (1-2:0:0)
A freshman/sophomore level internship for those who would like to gain professional experience in the design and construction industry
 
CONST 310 Construction Management (3:2:0)
Prerequisite: Arch 100 Arch 102
An introduction to organizing, controlling, and directing operations of construction companies including business ownership and management, company organization, business methods, bonds, insurance, safety, building and land use regulations, and labor relations.
 
CONST 320 Construction Safety (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Arch 100 Arch 102
Const 320 is an introduction into proper safety management principles and processes on the construction site. Topics to be covered will include laws and regulations, safe management practices, and record keeping and reporting requirements
 
CONST 330  (3:3:3)
Prerequisite: CONST 210, ARCH 100 or CIS 140, CONST 217
An introduction to the principles of construction cost estimating including organizing and planning an estimate, developing material and labor databases, preparing accurate quantity takeoffs, and developing an understanding of overhead and profit. (Not open for general projects)
 
CONST 390R Construction Seminar (0.5:1:0)
Prerequisite: Completed 45 hours coursework. Sophomore status
Construction 390R is a Junior/Senior level lecture series which will introduce students to relevant topics and leaders within the construction industry. Possible topics to be covered include: estimating, scheduling, safety, team building, sales, and marketing. Additional topics such as developing internship and employment opportunities, interviewing, resume and letter writing, and salary negotiations, will also be covered.
 
CONST 398 Junior Internship (1-2:0:0)
A Junior level professional internship within the construction industry.
 
CONST 420 Construction Scheduling (3:3:3)
Prerequisite: Arch 100 Arch 102 Const 310 Const 330
Const 420 is an introduction to concepts of construction project scheduling including: planning and developing efficient construction schedules, methods of preparing construction schedules, and using schedules to efficiently manage job resources and control costs
 
CONST 430 Constrcution Law (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Arch 100 Arch 102 Const 330
Const 430 is an introduction to contract law and the legal requirements, regulations, and hazards of operating a construction enterprise.
 
CONST 440 Construction Project Management (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Arch 100 Arch 102 Const 310 Const 420 or Concurrent Registration
Construction Project Management is an introduction to onsite management and control of construction projects including overall project management, the management of people, materials and time, and the management of financial resources.
 
CONST 498 Construction Internship (1-2:0:0)
Prerequisite: Arch 100 Arch 102 Const 398
Senior level professional internship within the construction industry