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Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S. Degree

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology prepares students with the necessary foundational skills to work in multiple fields during the first year of study. During the second year of this program, students select a track in which to concentrate in order to continue toward degree completion. Current tracks include a Civil Track and an Architectural Track. 

Opportunities will exist with professional architects and engineers in the design, drafting, and layout of buildings, roads, and utilities. This program uses Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) software to facilitate the design and drafting of buildings and building components to include architecture, electrical, HVAC, plumbing (Architectural Track), and site work including, site plans, roads layout, and utilities design (Civil Track).

Career Opportunities

  • Junior Designer
  • CADD Technician
  • Survey CADD Technician
  • Architectural CADD Technician
  • CAD Operator
  • Estimators
  • Building Inspectors
  • Structural Technician

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of CAD and CADD software and its commands for the creation of drawings.
  2. Distinguish between different building components, views, plans and details within a complete architecture project.
  3. Identify architectural and civil symbols, hatching, and line work used in the creation of architectural and civil plans.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create civil site and utility plans with CADD software.
  5. Demonstrate strong communication, critical thinking, and team participation skills by describing how to relate drawing and design information to the public and contractors, communicate effectively with architects, engineers, and other building professionals, and use interpersonal and team building skills for effective co-worker and client relationships.

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major Requirements.

General Education Requirements

Credit hours: 17

Major Requirements

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Minimum credits to earn A.A.S. Degree: 62

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