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Architectural Design Software 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.

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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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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SKETCHUP FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614129)

Credits: 2.00

Explores Trimble's SketchUp as a design and visualization tool. The learner will be given instruction in creating realistic residential computer models that can be used to create full color renderings, animations and exported/imported AutoCAD files for construction drawings. This course is designed for students and professionals who have had previous experience with AutoCAD or similar drafting programs.

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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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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.