Architectural Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
This program trains students to convert preliminary designs from architects and engineers into working drawings and specifications, as well as plan, supervise and estimate preliminary costs of construction projects.
Graduates of the Architectural Engineering Technology associate degree will be prepared with the technical skills necessary to enter careers with construction industry vendors, sub-contractors and design-build contractors, and architectural and engineering firms. Graduates will have gained knowledge in the building of residential and commercial facilities and will be equipped with the ability to create basic construction documents. Students will be prepared for CAD drafting and limited code analysis in an office environment.
Acceptable placement test score(s); plus high school diploma or GED
Type of Program
Day or evening
The AET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/.
Architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, retail and wholesale suppliers of building materials
Graduates may continue their training for two or more years at four-year institutions offering Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs.
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/aet/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|AET 105||Construction Documents||3|
|AET 110||Architectural Graphics I||3|
|CET 120||Construction Materials||3|
|MAT 110||College Algebra*||3|
|EGR 130||Engineering Technology Applications and Programming (preferred)||3|
|or CPT 170||Microcomputer Applications|
|Total Semester Hours||18|
|AET 101||Building Systems I||3|
|AET 103||International Building and Residential Codes||3|
|AET 127||Building Information Modeling||3|
|AET 111||Architectural Computer Graphics I||3|
|PHY 201||Physics I*||4|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|AET 150||Preliminary Project Estimating||2|
|CET 103||Construction Surveying||2|
|MAT 111||College Trigonometry*||3|
|Humanities elective (ART 101 recommended)||3|
|Total Semester Hours||10|
|AET 122||Basic Design Theory||3|
|AET 221||Architectural Computer Graphics II||4|
|CET 115||Mechanical & Electrical Systems||2|
|EGR 194||Statics and Strength of Materials||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition I*||3|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|AET 225||Architectural Design Senior Project (or co-op)||4|
|AET 231||Architectural Computer Graphics III||4|
|CET 220||Concrete and Steel Design||3|
|PSY 201||General Psychology*||3|
|or SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology*|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking*||3|
|Total Semester Hours||17|
|Total Required Credit Hours||77|