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Architectural Design and Technology Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1 (10614101)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the fundamental principles of architectural design and drafting. Examine topics including: career exploration, sustainable-residential design, industry related practices and procedures, State of Wisconsin building codes, area planning, sketching application and roof/stairway design. Develops learner's ability to design and create construction drawings for a one-story residence including: foundation and floor plans, wall and stair sections and elevations (2D & 3D software will be utilized).

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2 (10614103)

Credits: 3.00

Expands upon the concepts associated with architectural design and drafting. Examines topics including: sustainable, efficient and universal design practices, architectural styles and elements of design, private site/plot development, sketching application and 3D modeling/visualization, state building code and local zoning adherence, as well as advanced roof, stairway, joist and beam design/layout. Develops learners' ability to design and create construction drawings for a two-story residence including: plans, sections, evaluations and visualization models (2D & 3D software will be utilized).

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AUTOCAD 2D FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614139)

Credits: 2.00

Explores the latest version of AutoDesk's AutoCAD program as a 2D design, drafting and visualization tool. Provides learners with skill development starting at an introductory level and progressing to a level in which authentic architectural construction graphics and working drawings including annotations can be developed.

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BUILDING TRADE STATICS (10614114)

Credits: 4.00

Explores the methods of calculating building loads and subsequent analysis of their effect on structural members. Examines topics including: the design of floor joists, headers, basement beams, tall walls and columns in residential and light commercial construction. Conventional lumber, manufactured lumber and steel beams and columns will be sized by standard calculations and manufacture/third party computer software.

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COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

Credits: 3.00

This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories and the binomial theorem.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Algebra

COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

Credits: 3.00

This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories and the binomial theorem.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Algebra

CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 1 (10614110)

Credits: 3.00

Applies the quantity survey and quantity take-off methods of residential estimating through the interpretation of plans, specification of materials, material pricing and projection, use of checklists, estimating forms and Excel worksheets.

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (10614128)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces learners to the fundamentals of management in the areas of construction and project management. Identification of the types of organizations, positions and responsibilities, subcontract relationships and insurance requirements for contractors, project management and public/labor relationships and scheduling contracts and documents.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

Credits: 3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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REVIT FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614127)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces the learner to Building Information Modeling (BIM) by using the latest version of AutoDesk's Revit. Revit is a computer modeling program that allows for intelligent, 3D and parametric object-based design. The course introduces the learner to the program by the use of tutorials and exercises that start at an introductory level proceeding throughout the semester to create a complete set of residential construction documents.

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SOFTPLAN FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614160)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces learners to SoftPlan - a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) system that provides maximum automation with a short learning curve. Provides learners with the tools to produce complete construction documents, high quality three-dimensional renderings, precise material lists, accurate cost estimate reports and framing diagrams/plans for residential structures.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.