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Programs of Study

Architectural and Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Contemporary Technology for Design
Building Construction Management
Geospatial and Environmental  Engineering Technologies

PURPOSE: The Architectural and Engineering Technology degree is designed to develop qualified technicians for the field of engineering. The technician serves as an important link between the engineering professional and the skilled tradesperson in the design, construction, and operation of engineering projects.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This program will provide graduates with the skills and specialized knowledge for employment as highly-trained architectural draftspersons; managers for the construction industry; technicians for construction projects, such as highway, bridge, dam, commercial, and residential construction; and other related occupations in a highly active industry. Employment opportunities are numerous from the planning stage through project completion and inspection in the following areas: construction industry in private enterprise, government-related business, consulting, and other engineering-related activities. Employment opportunities for graduates specializing in Geospatial and Environmental Engineering Technologies include entry-level positions as GIS analysts, GPS survey technicians, CADD/GIS technicians, cartographers, and support technicians, GIS-based real estate technicians, and any related support service position that utilizes GIS/GPS technology.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to general college admission, applicants shall have (1) completed placement testing and (2) met with their advisor to establish a planned course of study prior to being allowed to register for courses.

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or their equivalent, at a minimum, is strongly recommended: four units of English, one unit of laboratory science (preferably physical science), one unit of social studies, and two units of mathematics (one unit of algebra and one unit of geometry).

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the Reynolds computer competency requirement by successfully completing CSC 155 or ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the Reynolds computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for CSC 155 or ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM: All Specializations

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

Summer

DRF 2311

Computer-Aided Drafting I

2

2

3

CSC 155

or

ITE 115

Computer Concepts and Applications

or

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

TOTAL

5

2

6

Fall, Year 1

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

CIV 171

Surveying I

2

3

3

MTH 115

Technical Mathematics I

3

0

3

ARC 121

Architectural Drafting I

2

3

3

ARC 131

Materials and Methods of Construction I

3

0

3

DRF 232

Computer-Aided Drafting II

2

2

2

TOTAL

13

8

16


CURRICULUM:  Contemporary Technology for Design

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

Spring, Year 1

BLD 103

Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspection

3

0

3

DRF 238

Computer-Aided Modeling and Rendering I

2

2

3

ARC 122

Architectural Drafting II

2

3

3

ARC 132

Materials and Methods of Construction II

3

0

3

ARC 221

Architecture CAD Applications Software I

2

2

3

TOTAL

12

7

15

Fall, Year 2

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

BLD 210

Building Structures

3

0

3

ARC 241

Building Mechanical Systems

3

0

3

BLD 200

Sustainable Construction

3

0

3

_______3

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

12-13

0-2

13

Spring, Year 2

ARC 242

Building Electrical Systems

3

0

3

BLD 231

Construction Estimating

3

0

3

ARC 201

History of Modern Architecture

3

0

3

ARC 222

Architectural CAD Applications Software II

2

2

3

_______2

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

14

2

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in  Architectural and Engineering Technology,  Contemporary Technology  for Design Specialization 65

 

CURRICULUM: Building Construction Management  Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

Spring, Year 1

GIS 200

or

CIV 256

Geographical Information Systems I

or

Global Positioning Systems for Land Surveying

2

 

2

2

 

3

3

 

3

_______2

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

ARC 122

Architectural Drafting II

2

3

3

ARC 132

Materials and Methods of Construction II

3

0

3

BLD 101

Construction Management I

3

0

3

TOTAL

13

5-6

15

Fall, Year 2

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

BLD 103

Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspection

3

0

3

ARC 241

Building Mechanical Systems

3

0

3

BLD 210

Building Structures

3

0

3

ARC 221

Architectural CAD Applications Software I

2

2

3

_______2

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

14-15

2-4

16

Spring, Year 2

BLD 231

Construction Estimating

3

0

3

BLD 247

Construction Planning and Scheduling

3

0

3

_______3

Approved Technical Elective

2-3

0-3

3

ARC 201

History of Modern Architecture

3

0

3

TOTAL

11-12

0-3

12

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in  Architectural and Engineering Technology,  Building Construction Management Specialization 65

 

CURRICULUM: Geospatial and Environmental Engineering  Technologies Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

Spring, Year 1

GIS 200

Geographical Information Systems I

2

2

3

DRF 238

Computer-Aided Modeling and Rendering I

2

2

3

CIV 256

Global Positioning Systems for Land Surveying

2

3

3

ARC 132

Materials and Methods of Construction II

3

0

3

BLD 247

Construction Planning and Scheduling

3

0

3

TOTAL

12

7

15

Fall, Year 2

ENG 111

College Composition

3

0

3

GIS 201

Geographical Information Systems II

2

2

3

BLD 200

Sustainable Construction

3

0

3

BLD 210

Building Structures

3

0

3

_______2

Personal Wellness Elective

0-1

0-2

1

TOTAL

11-12

2-4

13

Spring, Year 2

BLD 231

Construction Estimating

3

0

3

ARC 122

Architectural Drafting II

2

3

3

CIV 270

Utilizing Surveying Software

2

3

3

_______2

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

ARC 201

History of Modern Architecture

3

0

3

TOTAL

13

6

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in  Architectural and Engineering Technology,  Geospatial and Environmental Engineering Technologies Specialization 65

02.02.16

1 Students with experience in computer–aided drafting may petition the program head to earn credit by ABLE for this course.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

3 Approved technical electives are ARC 222, CIV 295, CIV 256,  GIS 201, and GOL 105.