A certificate is a program of highly focused study leading to direct skill acquisition in specialized topics. Certificates are designed to support professionals and advanced students looking to remain current in their field, develop new skills, or gain expertise in a specialized area. A certificate provides access to current and relevant highly specialized topics so that students might broaden a knowledge base, advance a career, or update a professional profile.
Certificate programs in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) are quite focused, most can be earned in fewer than 12 credits and less than one year. Certificate programs are open to either guest students or students enrolled as part of a degree granting program. Transfer students may apply a portion of their transfer credit toward the attainment of a certificate. Current students may use a percentage of courses required for the major to fulfill certificate coursework.
Currently, the CoAD offers an undergraduate and graduate certificate in Building Information Modeling.
The Building Information Modeling (BIM) at LTU is available online, as both an undergraduate and graduate certificate. It covers building information modeling and computer visualization, both of which play an increasingly important role in architecture, specifically building design, construction, and operation. With the help of cutting-edge computer software, building information modeling and computer visualization use 3D modeling techniques that integrate a building's components – properties, location, geometry, spatial relationships, etc. The ability to visualize the project with BIM software increases productivity in the overall building process and improves communication between architects, engineers, contractors, and other key team members, making the project more efficient and economical.
Graduate Certificate Required Courses [12 credits total]
ARC 5023 BIM FUNDAMENTALS
ARC 5033 BIM FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS
ARC 5043 BIM FOR ENERGY AND ECOLOGY
ARC 5053 BIM PROGRAMMING & PROTOTYPING
Undergraduate Certificate Required Courses [12 credits total]
ARC 2843 BIM FUNDAMENTALS
ARC 3843 BIM FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS
ARC 4813 BIM FOR ENERGY AND ECOLOGY
ARC 4843 BIM PROGRAMMING & PROTOTYPING
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