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ARCE 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, NLC.

Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Properties, specifications, vendor references, and uses of materials as related to architectural systems of structures. (3 Lec.)


ARCE 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Structural Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of structural systems including concrete foundations and frames, wood framing and trusses, and structural steel framing systems. Includes detailing of concrete, wood, and steel to meet industry standards including the American Institute of Steel Construction and The American Concrete Institute. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARCE 1421 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Architectural Illustration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drawing and sketching. Emphasizes freehand drawing, perspectives, delineation in various media, and development of students' graphical expression. Includes an introduction to various reproduction methods. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


ARCE 2352 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The properties of building materials (assemblies), specifications, codes, vendor references, and uses of mechanical, plumbing, conveying, and electrical systems as they relate to architecture for residential and commercial construction. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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