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Architectural Engineering Technology Degree
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Mike Brayson: 503-491-7118 - Room AC 2688

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This degree focuses on engineering technology as it relates to the design and construction of buildings. Many opportunities exist in the construction industry including: building design, construction management, inspection, quality control, materials sales, and technical support. Architectural engineering technicians find employment with structural design firms, general and specialty contractors, and engineered component manufacturers. Job opportunities also exist in various parts of federal, state and local government.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Utilize modern instruments, methods and techniques to produce Architectural/Engineering documents and presentations
  • Employ productivity software to solve technical problems
  • Estimate material quantities for technical projects
  • Utilize codes, contracts and specifications in design, construction and inspection activities
  • Function effectively on teams
  • Calculate basic loads and demands in mechanical and electrical systems
  • Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems
  • Utilize modern instruments and research techniques for site development and building layout
  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory tests on construction materials
  • Apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
ET122 Engineering Drawing 4
GE101 Engineering Orientation 4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II1 4
WR121 English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
GE115 Engineering Graphics 3
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry 5
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations or
Human Relations requirement ‡
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
Third Quarter (Spring)
ET221 Statics 4
ET227 Engineering Project Management 4
GE102 Engineering Computations 3
CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I or
GS106 Physical Science: Geology
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
ET225 Architectural Modeling I 4
ET142 Civil CAD 4
ET150 Plane Surveying or related elective2 3-4
ET231 Basic Strengths of Materials 4
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
ET235 Architectural Modeling II 3
ET240 Project Design I 3
ET261 Concrete Construction Design 3
ET262 Soil Mechanics 3
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
ET250 Project Design II 4
ET263 Structural Design 4
ET265 Site Development 3
WE280AE Cooperative Education Internship3 or Related Electives2 3-4
Total Credits 90-93

1Students who placed into MTH095 or higher do not need to complete MTH065, but must select an additional related elective to satisfy degree requirements of 90 credits.
2See page 61 of the printed catalog for a list of pre-approved related electives (AET). Students wishing to seek higher levels of architectural education after AET should take ART courses as related electives and consult with the program adviser.
3Students may use any combination of WE280AEA, WE280AEB or WE280AEC to total four credits. Instructor and dean consent is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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