2014-2015 Catalog & Handbook 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2014-2015 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Engineering Technology, AAS

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, calculate and determine the correct method for determining structural connections for steel, wood, and concrete and various other construction projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly use drafting equipment, read and interpret blueprints and understand the function of various construction equipment.
  • Develop and draw plans, elevations, building sections, site plans, framing plans and various large scale details in a clear and logical manner.
  • Understand the basic concept of mechanics, the action of forces on rigid bodies as applied to bridge and structural load computations through the study statics and strength of materials.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Select and use appropriate and effective approaches and tools in solving a wide variety of problems (scientific, mathematical, social, and personal).
  • Be able to recognize a problem and implement a response.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of various items, construction problems, electrical/mechanical issues that should be carefully observed while completing field inspection.
  • Apply problem solving principles through the layout and planning of residential and commercial structures.
  • Analyze and interpret structural calculations produced by architects and engineers.


  • Students must represent themselves in a positive and professional manner when communicating with architects, engineers, building suppliers, construction personnel and sales persons in the architectural/construction fields
  • Students will become life time learners as they seek advanced information in the field of CAD drawing, and architectural engineering. They must also keep current through studying periodicals, trade journals and taking state-of-the-art training on new software.
  • Maintain memberships in professional organizations.


  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner with peers and management, verbally and in writing, through the preparation of technical reports, effective interoffice and business correspondence, construction specifications, and other written contract documents.
  • Use various forms of communication—oral, written, nonverbal—effectively when interacting with architects, engineers and building contractors.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read schematics, blueprints, and other construction documents.