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Construction Technologies 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.

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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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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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SKETCHUP FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (10614129)

Credits: 2.00

Explores Trimble's SketchUp as a design and visualization tool. Develops learners' skills in creating realistic computer models that can be used to create full color renderings, animations, exported/imported AutoCAD files for construction drawings and Layout as a construction documentation tool.

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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.