CURRICULUM GUIDE

Arch Tech, Residential Design
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0831  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This certificate program consists of practical hands-on courses that concentrate
on single-family and multi-family residential design.  This program provides
students with the necessary technical knowledge for the design and preparation
of residential working drawings, including: residential design theory,
construction materials and techniques, residential interiors, presentation
drawing techniques, and computer graphics.
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Construction and Maintenance Technologies Department, Gannon
Vocational Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  23 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARCH 100    Intro to Architecture Drawing (See Note 1)                       3
ARCH 101    Residential Detailing                                            4
ARCH 102    Residential Drawing                                              4
ARCH 121    Visual Communication I                                           3
ARCH 128    Residential Design                                               2
ARCH 278    Building Science                                                 4
BLDT 281    MI Residential & Bldg Codes                                      3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                              TOTAL:  18-19 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Computer Graphics                                        8 Credits
ARCH 221    Architectural DataCAD I                                          4
ARCH 222    Architectural DataCAD II                                         4
ARCH 231    Architectural AutoCAD I                                          4
ARCH 232    Architectural AutoCAD II                                         4

CHOICE 2:   Materials, Structures, and Systems                     3-4 Credits
ARCH 271    Structural Theory                                                4
ARCH 273    Environmental Systems                                            4
ARCH 276    Alternative Structures                                           3
ARCH 283    Materials of Construction                                        4

CHOICE 3:   Interior Design                                          4 Credits
INTR 151    Computer-Aided Kitchen Design                                    4
INTR 190    Interior/Materials/Equipment                                     4

CHOICE 4:   Architectural Related (See Note 2)                       3 Credits

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   41

1.    If students have more than a year of high school drafting or equivalent
      work experience, see an advisor in the Construction and Maintenance
      Technologies Department to see if ARCH 100 can be waived.
2.    CHOICE 4 allows for completion of courses which relate to specific career
      preparation for the field of residential design and have not been applied
      in any of the above categories.  Students should consult with a program
      advisor for specific course options.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III
ARCH 100          ARCH 101          ARCH 102
ARCH 121          ARCH 128          Lim.Ch.1
BLDT 281          ARCH 278          Lim.Ch.3
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.4