AECT 100 - Architecture & Construction Orientation
Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Laboratory Hours: 0
This course is an introduction to architectural and construction technology as fields of study and careers. Topics include a review of academic policies and requirements for successful completion of the program, and a review of techniques, procedures, and systems in architecture and construction. The course explores career opportunities in residential, commercial, and industrial industries, and students will investigate areas of continued study at the upper-division level, i.e., transfer. The use of spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) will also be covered.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
1. Understand the role of the Architect & Construction Manager in Residential, Commercial, Heavy, and Industrial construction projects.
2. Interpret Plans and Specifications for construction projects.
3. Define basic terminology of the construction industry, building codes, agencies, and organizations.
4. Demonstrate fundamental math principles such as units, dimensioning, and conversions.
5. Compare computer software and resources for construction related problem solving.