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Building Graphics and Statics

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Earners of the Building Graphics and Statics Microcredential will demonstrate an understanding of construction graphics and statics. Credits earned in this microcredential are applicable toward the Architectural Engineering Technology and Construction Management Engineering Technology degree programs. In addition, the Building Graphics and Statics Microcredential will be of interest to those planning a career in architecture or construction management.

Admission requirements for application:

  • Matriculation into a Farmingdale State College degree program
  • Freshmen: 85% GPA (minimum) and Algebra II or Precalculus with a 70 or higher
  • Transfers: 2.5 GPA (minimum) and C or better in College Algebra
  • Pre-requisite: A Math Placement score of 3 or MTH 116 (or the equivalent) is required for MTH129.
  • Completion of the Microcredential Application on Etrieve
For Non-matriculated students:

Requirements to earn the microcredential:

  • In order to earn the Building Graphics and Statics microcredential students complete 4 courses: MTH 129, CON 106, ARC 111, and ARC 121 (ARC 131 may replace ARC 111 and 121). This microcredential requires a minimum grade of C in each of the courses.

Stackable to:

Architecture Engineering Technology, B.S.
Construction Management Technology, B.S.
Science, Technology, & Society, B.S.

Time to complete:

3 semesters

Cost to attend:

Standard tuition rates apply. For tuition and student consumer information, please click here.

Contact Information

Architecture & Construction Management

Lupton Hall, 261

Coursework 13 credits total
MTH 129: Precalculus 4 credits
CON 106: Statics 3 credits
ARC 111: Graphics I 3 credits
ARC 121 Graphics II 3 credits

ARC 131 may replace ARC111 and 121.

MTH 129 Precalculus

In this course, the topics introduced in College Algebra course will be extended. The course will provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other higher-level mathematics courses. The students will study the properties, graphs, and some applications of polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Note: Students completing this course may not receive credit for MTH 117. Prerequisite(s): MP3 or MTH 116

CON 106 Statics

This is a basic course in statics. The main objective of this course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the principles of statics. Topics such as resultant of a force, equilibrium of forces, moments, couples, analysis of simple trusses, centroids, center of gravity, moments of inertia and friction are covered in this course. Prerequisite(s): MTH 129 Corequisite(s): PHY 135

ARC 111 Graphics I

This manual drafting studio class develops student's abilities in lettering, technical sketching, drafting and the use of drafting instruments. The fundamentals of orthographic projection and pictorial drawings develop the student's abilities to visualize and describe objects and structures graphically. Students who take ARC 131 will not get credit for ARC 111. Taking ARC 111 and 121 is equivalent to taking ARC 131 for degree purposes.

ARC 121 Graphics II

This course will introduce and develop computer-aided drawing skills used in the architectural, construction, and civil engineering fields. Students will prepare drawings for a small residential building using a computer drafting program such as AutoCAD Architecture. Students who take ARC 131 will not get credit for ARC 121/CON 121. Taking ARC 111/CON 111 and ARC 121/CON 121 is equivalent to taking ARC 131 for degree purposes.

Last Modified 1/6/23