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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:

  • Using computational and reasoning skills, demonstrate entry-level skills for accuracy in drawings, and identifies the relationship of features to demonstrate visualization proficiency.
  • Formulate, design, revise and construct projects utilizing knowledge of proper construction materials and resources based on design criteria, and be able to defend, explain, and discuss.
  • Design and generate Architectural and Engineering documents using two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD programs.
  • Demonstrate operational competence in using surveying hand tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate communication, critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Illustrate within the design process an understanding of the balance between cultures, community, and the environment.  
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

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

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