Courses - ACM

ET 101. PRINT READING -  Teaches the application of basic principles, visualization, orthographic projection, assembly drawings, exploded views, and detail of drafting terminology. Considers dimensioning, changes and corrections, classes of fits, tolerances and allowances, sections and convention in print reading. Includes reading, understanding, and interpreting architectural drawings including floor plans, elevations, sections and construction details. Teaches welding nomenclature and symbols along with electrical and electronic symbols, wiring diagrams, hydraulic and pneumatic symbols, and schematic drawings and piping diagrams. Presents material for drafters, material estimators, construction workers, electricians, superintendents and supervisors. (3)

ET 102. TECHNICAL DRAWING -  Teaches basic technical drawing involving sketching, orthographic projection, arrangement of views and drafting techniques. (3) 

ET 201. INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE - Foundational course that presents basic architecture nomenclature, styles, concepts, and theory. Architectural drafting techniques, symbols, dimensioning, and methods of representation will be applied. Students will develop a complete set of working drawings for a one-story residential structure that will include plan views, foundation plans, floor plans, electrical layouts, mechanical layouts, elevations, door and window schedules and construction details. (3) 

ET 202. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING -  This course further develops drafting skills and the fundamental use of materials in construction, with emphasis on building codes. Presentational and working drawings for two-story and/or split level frame construction is developed with plans, elevations, sections, details, plots and contour maps. Prerequisite: ET 201. (3) 

ET 203. INTRODUCTION TO CAD -  Computer-Aided Drafting. Teaches computer aided drafting components, software, concepts and techniques. Students will develop and understanding of modern drafting practices and the operation of a typical CAD system. No prerequisites (3) 

ET 222 Construction Methods I - This course deals with different construction methods and materials used in the construction industry.  Specific attentions is given to the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with construction material and methods.. Prerequisites ET 201 (3). 

ET 223. CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS II - This course is a continuation of Construction Methods and Materials I.  The most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with Construction Materials and Methods will continue to be the primary focus. Prerequisites ET 222 (3) 

ET 334. SITE PLANNING & SURVEYING - Principles of construction site measurements and project layouts utilizing surveying instruments are explored in this course.  It also introduces concepts of land use development with respect to the environmental impacts of project construction and post-construction performance.  Also introduced are factors to consider when proposing human interventions in the ecology of the earth, including climatic parameters of sun, wind, water and biomass, as well as human parameters such as zoning, landscaping, use, and noise, and building with its auxiliary exigencies. Prerequisites: 222 and 223. (3)

ET 335. CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING – Focuses on materials take-off and computing quantities from working drawings and specifications. Includes methods for computing quantities of concrete, steel, masonry, roofing, and excavation. Deals with pricing building components, materials and processes, as well as transportation and handling costs, mark-up discount procedures, equipment cost, and labor rates. Prerequisites ET 201 (3)  

ET 446. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Students will develop economic, legal, technical and management knowledge and skills.  They will take part in project-oriented group work solving practical management problems.  Students will plan, organize and control construction operations and will learn the stages of the process – from initial feasibility studies thought design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and demolition. Prerequisites: ET 334 and ET 335. (3)