FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS ARCTF-DP Architectural Technology

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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CIVL-1011Algebra & Trigonometry 1
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This math course covers fundamental principles, definitions of mathematical terms and basic graphing techniques.  Students will learn to simplify expressions and solve equations involving trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, factoring and fractions.

CIVL-1012Computer Applications 1
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This course will teach the fundamentals of MS Office software including Word and Excel.

Students will be taught features in WORD to produce memos, letters, reports, and resumes, and in EXCEL they will create lists, perform simple calculations, add graphics, use a LOOKUP table, link data, and create and edit charts.  Students will also use various methods to transfer data and graphics from WORD and EXCEL to PowerPoint and graphics to AutoCAD, and drawings from AutoCAD to WORD and PowerPoint.

CIVL-1013Statics and Strength of Materials 1
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Statics is the study of forces that act on a structure at rest. This course consists of the basic principles that allow the determination of forces carried by structural bodies and frames. Some of the learning outcomes topics are: (force characteristics, moment force, Resultant Force, equilibrium, Free Body Diagrams and Truss Analysis). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

CIVL-1014Surveying 1
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This course will introduce the fundamentals of survey measurement and equipment use, profile plotting, grade calculations and topographic surveying. This course includes a practical field component consisting of basic measurement exercises using surveyor's levels and digital Total Stations.

CIVL-1016Technical Communication 1
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The course focuses on developing students’ written and oral communication skills within a technical environment. Teaching will include how to summarize and synthesize information effectively for delivery in both oral and written form.

CIVL-1017Technical Graphics
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This course provides students with an introduction to and an understanding of the construction drawing conventions, annotation methods, scaling and an understanding of the fundamental tools and techniques using AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to produce moderately complex, two-dimensional working drawings using both imperial and metric units. Students will be introduced to the concepts of formatting units, layers, line weights, line types, text, dimensions, and paper space. Furthermore, students will examine how to add or modify objects, text, dimensions, hatching, and blocks.

CIVL-1018College Expectations and Survival Skills
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This course outlines the college expectations for students, and gives them reference material to enhance their survival skills, for success in their chosen field of study, and their career, to assist them with finding the resources they need; to decrease preventable drop outs and help students achieve their goals to graduate. Installation of current college-supplied software for various courses is also included in this segment.

CIVL-1020Professional Ethics
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of ethics and decision making in the workplace. Practical functions are introduced including: understanding the foundation of ethics; personal morality and lifestyle; social ethics; professional expectations in the workplace; construction contracts; the role of government; common myths; architectural issues & construction defects; engineering & construction defects; construction defects & litigation; care, custody & control; specialized & investigative services; expert witness; and CTTAM Code of Ethics & Guidelines. Employee/employer centric exercises, case studies and practical assignments will provide an identifiable linkage between more abstract theory and real world practice and assist successful students to master ethical decision making. Techniques learned will also be applied to other courses and on-the-job experiences. Wherever practicable case studies and reading references will be based on the construction industry and related fields.

CIVL-1022Building Science
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Building science principles are required to understand how a building functions and reacts to its environment, and to improve its efficiency and durability. You will investigate the effects that the movement of air, heat, moisture and wind have on the building envelope and be able to describe critical components such as insulating materials, air and vapour barriers, their use, applications and properties. A variety of building envelope solutions for cold climates will be explored.

CIVL-1023BIM Fundamentals
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In this course, students will explore Building Information Modelling (BIM) with Autodesk Revit by learning fundamental tools, commands and workflows. Students will create comprehensive 3D architectural building information models in order to generate concept drawings, construction documents – plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules and 3D views of architectural projects.

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CIVL-1024Architectural Detailing 1
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In this course, students will learn about the production of "working drawings" as they relate to the scope of work in a professional architectural office. Students will produce working drawings to current industry standards from written, sketched and oral data, of a design-controlled commercial building project, consisting of multiple occupancies and to current detailing practices, with an emphasis on horizontal elements of plan views. Students will learn about the various building materials, systems and construction techniques required to produce a proper set of architectural working drawings for a small "commercial type" building. Skills developed in this course will be applied to concepts in other Architectural Technology courses.

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CIVL-1025Building Mechanical Systems
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This course is designed to provide an outline of the design, function and operation of mechanical systems for buildings. Students will be introduced to the basic components of mechanical systems and will discuss the relationship between building envelope design, energy use, sustainability and human comfort. You will develop an understanding of mechanical system terminology.

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CIVL-1026Building Structural Systems
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In this course, students will be provided with a basic knowledge of structural components for buildings. The course emphasizes the types of structural elements, materials and connections used on typical building projects. Both residential and commercial construction projects are explored. In addition, students will learn industry terminology, conventions and symbols used in the design and planning of building structural systems and gain an understanding of interpreting structural drawings for coordination with the architecture discipline.

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CIVL-1027Bldg Materials and Environment
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The course provides understanding of major building materials used in the construction industry. The course will review manufacturing, processing, structure, material properties and performance. This course will assist students in selecting the appropriate material for construction. The student will be able to evaluate building material deterioration and possible remediation to an existing building case study. Sustainability of materials will be discussed.

CIVL-1028Principles Const Documentation
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This is an introductory course that will enable students to develop an understanding of construction documentation (specifications, drawings, and schedules), products, bidding procedures, and contracts. This course will emphasize the relationship that exists between specifications and drawings, and the role of the industry participants.

CIVL-1029Codes and Standards
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In this course, you will learn to use the Manitoba Building Code (MBC), [i.e. the National Building Code (NBC) including the relevant and latest "Manitoba Amendments"] and how the provisions of the Code impact the design and construction of these types of buildings. Topics will include the format, terminology and definitions of the Code, building classification relevant to use and occupancy, construction types, fire-resistance ratings, occupant load, building size, area of unprotected openings, means of egress, exit and washroom requirements. Part 3 of the NBC will also include an emphasis on "barrier free design." You will learn how the Code applies to residential construction, including such topics as span tables and stair design. Additional topics of study will include the National Fire Code (NFC), the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings (MEBC), and the City of Winnipeg's zoning by-laws and standards.

CIVL-2033Intermediate BIM
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In this course, students will develop a practical approach to design, documentation and presentation drawings using Autodesk Revit software and will introduce topics to advance students in the mastery of software used in the production and management of Building Information Models (BIM) for architectural projects. Topics will include template management, project phasing, family creation, BIM collaboration, schedules, and management of architectural graphics standards in Revit. Skills developed in this course are applied to concepts in other Architectural Technology courses.

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CIVL-2034Architectural Detailing 2
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In this course, students will examine and study building practices, techniques, systems, assemblies and materials used in the construction of residential and small commercial buildings. Students will work with the detailing and production of "working drawings" of a "design-controlled" single-family residence. Learning will focus on what is often termed as the "wood-frame construction" and the "wood-frame module" using common industry terminology. Students will study the implications and effect that zoning and code regulations have on the building. Skills developed in this course will be applied to concepts in other Architectural Technology courses.

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CIVL-2035MEP Detailing
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This course is designed to provide students with the skills required to interpret and produce Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) drawings as related to the design and construction of buildings. Students will be introduced to the standards and requirements for creating MEP drawings in BIM process and collaboration with the architecture and structural disciplines.

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CIVL-2036Structural Detailing
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In this course, students will develop knowledge and understanding of structural systems and traditional structural detailing requirements utilized in building applications. Students will apply 2D drawing and Building Information Modeling (BIM) practices to create building structural systems and detailed structural connection drawings. Students will be introduced to structural detailing requirements of residential, commercial and industrial building types and will also be introduced to structural fabrication drawings and shop drawing standards commonly used in the building industry.

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CIVL-2037Specs and Contract Admin
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This course will explore the administration and enforcement of contract requirements during the construction phase of a project. Students will be introduced to the specification process on projects including writing styles used by professionals, contracts, bidding, legal issues, disputes, and how to close out a project.

CIVL-2038Estimating and QTO
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This is an introductory course to enable the accurate assessment, quantification, and costing of commercial building construction. Students will use contract documents to enable the creation of various types of estimates.

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CIVL-2039Building Interior Detailing
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In this course, students will explore the concepts required to effectively detail an architectural project as it applies to the interior details. Students will be introduced to the detailing requirements as they apply to complex millwork, interior architectural elements, material characteristics, component connections and custom furnishings.

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CIVL-2040Green Bldgs and Sustainability
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The course will provide an overview of current Green Building materials and concepts used in building construction. Integrated and sustainable concepts will be studied. The final course team assignment will apply as part of the course Capstone Project.

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CIVL-3028Advanced BIM
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This course will introduce topics to advance students in the mastery of software used in the production and management of BIM models. Students will be introduced to conceptual massing tools, advanced modeling processes, advanced model detailing, collaboration strategies, shared parameters and coordination management.

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CIVL-3029Architectural Detailing 3
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This course will build upon the skills learned in Architectural Detailing 2. Students will continue to incorporate content from the structural, mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines and courses. Students will produce architectural working drawings with a focus on the drawing and detailing of more "vertical" representations of building sections, wall sections, stair sections and details. Students will incorporate applicable building codes and programming implications, with the emphasis concentrating on other required elements of a project's working drawings. Skills developed in this course will be applied to concepts in other Architectural Technology courses.

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CIVL-3030Capstone Project
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In this course, students will apply concepts and methods of building design and construction as reviewed in the courses of the Architectural Technology program. The student groups will submit a proposal that will incorporate schematic design, design development, design presentation and supporting contract documents to a professional standard. Students will utilize current technology to create digital files of their work and generate supporting printed documents. The final project will be presented in a formal setting.

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CMDP-1010Report Writing
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of report writing in the workplace. Practical functions are introduced including focusing on aims, strategies on how to plan, write and complete a report, refining writing processes, understanding who the audience is and how to write to your audience, avoiding plagiarism by using proper citations, and understanding advanced grammar. The course will also include a review of proper business letter writing. Students will be encouraged to update their resume and cover letters in class.

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CMDP-3003Project Management 1
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This course serves as a general introduction to Project Management Theory and an overview of Project Management Practice in the design/construction process. Students will become familiar with key terms, the life cycle and organization of a project, and both internal and external factors that influence a project’s success. A variety of tools and techniques used in the management of projects will be introduced.

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SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

WRKE-1017Co-op Work Placement
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You are required to complete a 4-month Co-operative Education Work Term (from May to August) between the two academic years. You must complete a minimum of 16-weeks work experience to get credit for the work term. This work experience may be completed with more than one employer. The work must be in an area that will complement your program with relevant "real world" experience. Positions must be paid employment, not work shadowing or volunteer work.

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