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Architectural Engineering Technology Degree
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

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Mike Brayson
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Mike.Brayson@mhcc.edu  

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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)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET122   Engineering Drawing
4
GE101   Engineering Orientation
4
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II1  
4
WR121   English Composition
4
16  
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
GE115   Engineering Graphics
3
MTH095   Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry
5
WR227   Technical Report Writing
4
  Human Relations requirement ‡
3-4
15-16  
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET150   Plane Surveying or related elective2  
3-4
CH104   General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I or
GS106 Physical Science: Geology
4-5
GE102   Engineering Computations
3
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
13-16  
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET142   Civil CAD
4
ET221   Statics
4
ET225   Architectural Modeling I
4
ET227   Engineering Project Management
4
16  
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
ET231   Basic Strengths of Materials
4
ET235   Architectural Modeling II
3
ET240   Project Design I
3
ET261   Concrete Construction Design
3
ET262   Soil Mechanics
3
16  
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
ET250   Project Design II
4
ET263   Structural Design
4
ET265   Site Development
3
WE280AE   Cooperative Education Internship3 or Related Electives2  
3-4
14-15  
Total Credits 90-94  

1Students who placed into MTH095 or higher do not need to complete MTH065; an additional related elective may be required to satisfy degree requirements of 90 credits.
2 See page 75 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.
3 Students may use any combination of WE280AEA, WE280AEB, WE280AEC or WE280AED 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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