Architectural, Engineering & CAD Technologies (AEC)

AEC Students in field

Program Description

This program prepares students for employment with architectural firms, contractors, engineers, surveyors, or government agencies. Job responsibilities may range from making accurate working drawings of buildings to assisting a surveying crew. Sustainability and green building concepts are emphasized.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level skills for accuracy in drawing geometric shapes, axonometric pictorials, orthographic projections, and identify the relationship of features to demonstrate visualization proficiency.
  • Identify or describe the characteristics and uses of construction materials, building products and systems, and research these materials for use based on a prescribed design project requirement.
  • Use with reasonable competence HAWCC's two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD programs to create architectural and engineering drawing documents for use in the Construction Technology Capstone DHHL Model Home Project site.
  • Use with reasonable competence HAWCC's surveying hand tools/equipment, theodolite, total stations, and GPS Garmin's safely on campus and at the DHHL Model Home Project site.
  • Formulate, design, revise, and construct projects of knowledge and comprehension based on design criteria requiring recall of past courses/experiences and be able to defend, explain, and discuss designs.
  • Demonstrate communication, critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills
  • Understand the balance between cultures, community and the environment.
  • Demonstrate computation and reasoning skills.
Proficiency levels in both reading and mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:
Subject AreaPlacement into course
MathematicsMath 66 and Math 100
WritingEng 100