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A.S. and B.S. Architectural Engineering Technology

Students will be provided the opportunity to analyze the role of architecture in the building construction industry. Course work will involve skills in basic graphics and drafting, building design, and basic engineering of architectural structures. Graduates are provided a wide range of employment opportunities in architectural and engineering offices, construction estimating, general contracting, government agencies, and building supply companies. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in architectural engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Architectural Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.  

Program Educational Objectives

Associate of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology 

  1. Graduates produce and utilize basic construction documents and perform basic analysis and design of system components in residential and commercial infrastructure.
  2. Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
  3. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
  4. Graduates stay current professionally.

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Technology Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the program educational objectives stated above.  In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates. 

  1. Graduates perform analysis and design of building systems, specify project methods and materials, and manage technical activities in support of building construction projects including institutional infrastructure.
  2. To provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates possess a working knowledge in structural design, site planning, and architectural productivity software.
  3. Graduates have the knowledge and ability for project management in the building construction industry. 

The Architectural Engineering Technology program publishes the following program outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation.  These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program.  

Program Outcomes

Associate of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology

  1. Students demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of architectural engineering technology to produce A/E documents and presentations for residential and commercial building systems.
  2. Students identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  3. Students communicate by written, oral, and graphical means.
  4. Students team to solve problems and present solutions.
  5. Students conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on construction materials and apply results.
  6. Students clearly understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  7. Students understand diversity, societal, and global issues relating to solutions to problems in professional practice.
  8. Students recognize the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning  

 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology

  1. Students perform analysis and design of building systems.
  2. Students perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems involving building systems infrastructure.
  3. Students plan and prepare design, construction and operating documents such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules for building systems.
  4. Students select appropriate materials and practices for building construction.
  5. Students maintain an understanding of professional practice issues such as procurement of work, bidding versus quality-based selection, and interaction between architects, designers, contractors, and owners.
  6. Students manage building technology projects for schedules, costs, and quality assurance.
  7. Students adapt to change in the building construction technology environment.
 First Semester
ARET 101 Architectural Graphics  3
CIET 101 Construction Materials  4
ENGL 101 Composition I  3
GNET 101 Technical Physics I  4
GNET 115 Technical Mathematics I  4


 Second Semester
ARET 102 Residential Design  3
CIET 110 Plane Surveying & Mapping  4
COSC 201 PC Software Applications  3
ENGL 102 Composition II  3
GNET 116 Technical Mathematics II  4
 Third Semester
CIET 203 Statics and Strength  4
GNET 102 Tech Physics II  4
MATH 220 Calculus I  4
MEET 112 Computer Aided Drafting  3
ARET 205 History of Architecture  3
 Fourth Semester
ARET 204 Commercial  Design  4
ARET 216 Building Control Systems  3
CIET 204 Reinforced Concrete Design  4
CIET 220 Construction Estimating  3
SPCH 208 Fundamentals of Speech  3
 Fifth Semester
ARET 301 Institutional Design  4
Core Skills   Social Science  3
MATH 230 Calculus II  4
ENGR 313 Engineering Mechanics I  5
 Sixth Semester
ARET 313    Applied Project Management  3
ARET 306 Site Planning  3
CIET 212 Hydraulics  3
Core Skills   Literature  3
 Seventh Semester
ARET 413 Construction Documents  3
CIET 207 Geotechnics  3
CIET 401 Structural Analysis  3
ENGR 315 Engineering Economics  3
Core Skills   Social Science  3
  Eighth Semester
ARET 402 Senior Design Studio  3
CIET 402 Structural Steel Design  3
Core Skills   Social Science  3
Core Skills   Fine Arts/Humanities  3
    Technical Electives  3

2012 - 2013 Enrollments and graduates
AS - 3
BS - 11

AS - 3
BS - 7