Academic Catalog

Architectural Engineering Design AAT and AAS-T Degrees

degree Info at a Glance
Type
AAT and AAS-T Degree
Estimated # of Quarters
This degree is approximately 6 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
None.

Prepares students for employment in the field of residential design or a related technical field, such as drawing for product manufacturers, contractors, engineering, or design firms. Prior graduates have entered engineering technician positions in computer-aided drafting and design (CAD); project management assisting; residential design, site planning, and developing; customer sales and service; and performing structural calculations and computations for engineering of wood trusses and joists. Students participate in realistic training activities as a part of their educational experience.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity and computer literacy requirements. 

Degree Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ARC 121Architectural Drafting & Design5
ARC 123Civil Engineering Site Design5
ARC 125Residential Design & Drafting5
ARC 141Architectural Reporting I3
ARC 142Architectural Reporting II5
ARC 152Construction Materials Research I2
ARC 171Drafting Technologies I5
ARC 173Drafting Technologies II5
ARC 181CLIntroduction to AutoCAD5
ARC 191Engineering Mechanics of Materials5
ARC 221Detailing & Light Commercial5
ARC 223Design Project I5
ARC 225CAPDesign Project II5
ARC 231Cost Estimating I3
ARC 237Energy Analysis1
ARC 253Employment Research2
ARC 262Intro to 3D Modeling3
ARC 281Intermediate AutoCAD5
ARC 283Building Information Modeling5
ARC 293Engineering Statics5
5-Credit Architectural Engineering Design Elective5
 Technical Credits89

Architectural Drafting & Design

Item #
ARC 121
Total Credits
5

Overview of floor plans, line types, and line weights; introduction to media, computer-aided drafting, codes, basic design concepts, and presentation drawings and techniques. 

Prerequisites
English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills.
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Civil Engineering Site Design

Item #
ARC 123
Total Credits
5

Overview of site design and planning, lot, subdivision and road layouts, contouring, slopes and profiles, and zoning regulations. 

Prerequisites
ARC 121.
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Residential Design & Drafting

Item #
ARC 125
Total Credits
5

Overview of basic residential design and specialized floor plans and exterior and interior elevations.

Prerequisites
ARC 123.
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Architectural Reporting I

Item #
ARC 141
Total Credits
3

Includes investigation, research, and report preparation on materials, methods, and trends in construction. 

Prerequisites
English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills, and computer keyboarding skills of 30 wpm.
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Architectural Reporting II

Item #
ARC 142
Total Credits
5

Includes investigation, research, diagrams, and report preparation on basic framing systems in house construction. 

Prerequisites
ARC 141.
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Construction Materials Research I

Item #
ARC 152
Total Credits
2

Requires research of manufacturer and supplier information, and assembly of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) materials Divisions 1 through 14. 

Prerequisites
English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills.
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Drafting Technologies I

Item #
ARC 171
Total Credits
5

Basic manual drafting skills, orthographics, isometrics, and roof plans for basic design and construction necessary for residential design.

Prerequisites
English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills.
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Drafting Technologies II

Item #
ARC 173
Total Credits
5

Basic drafting skills for civil engineering and profiles for subdivisions. Includes basic design drawings necessary for residential design, and also includes printing completed drawings on industry-standard hardware.

Prerequisites
ARC 171.
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Introduction to AutoCAD

Item #
ARC 181CL
Total Credits
5

Use Windows-based AutoCAD applications to produce basic design and production drawings and details, and to save and print drawings on industry-standard hardware.

Prerequisites
English reading with comprehension, composition, and basic verbal skills and basic keyboarding skills (30 wpm), or instructor permission.
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Engineering Mechanics of Materials

Item #
ARC 191
Total Credits
5

Analysis of loading conditions and selection of wood-member sizes and materials for house design. Material stress and strain are computed. 

Prerequisites
ARC 125, MAT 099 or higher.
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Detailing & Light Commercial

Item #
ARC 221
Total Credits
5

Overview of specialized floor plan types, framing, sections, detailing, and specifications for light-framing and commercial buildings. 

Prerequisites
ARC 125.
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Design Project I

Item #
ARC 223
Total Credits
5

Project management and design of basic architectural drafting project. Project includes a one-story house and placement on a subdivision lot, conforming to regulatory codes, hypothetical client needs, and established schedules. Students will produce a complete set of computer-drafted construction drawings. Students will give effective oral reports of progress.

Prerequisites
ARC 173, ARC 181.
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Design Project II

Item #
ARC 225CAP
Total Credits
5

Project management and design of an intermediate architectural drafting project. Project conforms to regulatory codes, hypothetical client needs, and established schedules. Producing a complete set of computer-drafted construction drawings. Give effective oral reports of progress.

 

Prerequisites
ARC 223, ARC 281.
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Cost Estimating I

Item #
ARC 231
Total Credits
3

Completion of a computerized, detailed cost estimate for a one-story house with site development.

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Energy Analysis

Item #
ARC 237
Total Credits
1

Completion of two computerized energy analyses for a one-story house.

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Employment Research

Item #
ARC 253
Total Credits
2

Basic job-seeking skill activities, including résumé preparation, employer contacts, presentation activities, and employment opportunities.

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Intro to 3D Modeling

Item #
ARC 262
Total Credits
3

Advanced concepts and sketches of residential projects using Google Sketch-Up.

Prerequisites
ARC 181.
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Intermediate AutoCAD

Item #
ARC 281
Total Credits
5

Use Windows-based AutoCAD applications to produce intermediate design and production drawings and details and save and print drawings on industry-standard hardware. 

Prerequisites
ARC 181.
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Building Information Modeling

Item #
ARC 283
Total Credits
5

Use Windows-based Revit applications to produce three-dimensional building models and production drawings. Explores integration of building systems in a three-dimensional virtual environment. 

Prerequisites
ARC 262, ARC 281.
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Engineering Statics

Item #
ARC 293
Total Credits
5

Beam loading, shear and moment diagrams, analysis, calculations, and selection of wood members for light framing. Material stress is computed. 

Prerequisites
ARC 191.
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5-Credit Architectural Engineering Design Elective

Total Credits
5
Students pursuing an architectural engineering design degree must complete 5 credits from the list of electives below.
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AAT Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements89
AAT General Education Requirements15
 Total Credits104

AAT General Education Requirements

Total Credits
15
To receive an AAT degree students must meet the following requirements
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AAS-T Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements89
AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements20
 Total Credits109

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

Total Credits
20
All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:
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This page was last updated on July 23, 2015.