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At the completion for the AEC Technology Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Use industry standard software to:
    1. Communicate how a building is constructed
    2. Identify conflicts between and among building systems
    3. Design large public works infrastructures
    4. Create virtual building models
  • Communicate orally and in writing to diverse team members, colleagues, supervisors, and customers
  • Present completed professional resume and portfolio that demonstrates skills, employment history, interests, and accomplishments
  • Think critically, ethically, and creatively to solve work-related problems, and initiate professional growth and learning
  • Apply general principles of project management to classroom work

The SPSCC college-wide abilities are embedded into each program:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Think logically and critically
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences

Quarter Plan

Search Schedule

Quarter 1

Students have several options for their starting point. Some students may start in our Transition Studies programs: Adult Basic Education, ESL, High School+, and Basic Computer Skills.

Quarter 2

Choose One:

MATH092 5cr Mathematical Reasoning
Introduces operations with rational numbers, applications, problem solving skills, expressions, solving linear equations, and graphing linear relationships.
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ABE065 5cr Contextualized Math II
Introduces operations with rational numbers, applications and problem solving skills, expressions, solving linear equations, and graphing linear relationships through direct instruction and contextualized application. Prepares students for high school completion, employment, or MATH& 107/MATH& 146 with concurrent MATH 096 enrollment. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or an 'S' in ABE 064 or a 'U, P, V, W' in ABE 065.
Choose One:

ENGL090 5cr Integrated Reading and Writing I
Introduces students to college-level reading and writing. Focuses on reading strategies, critical thinking, and writing unified paragraphs. ENGL 090 classes are combined with ENGL 095 classes, and students who demonstrate ENGL 095 proficiency may earn ENGL 095 credit. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or an �S� in ABE 054, ABE 055, ESL 065, ESL 066, IE 065, or IE 066.
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ENGL095 5cr Integrated Reading and Writing II
Prepares students for entry into college-level writing courses. Focuses on reading analytically, thinking critically, and writing coherent, well-supported texts. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement based on Reading & English CPT scores or transition test.

CCS101 3cr Pathways to Success
Cultivates the mind-set and skills necessary for students to become confident, reflective, self-directing, and successful learners.
To Meet BAS College-Level Transferable Psychology Requirement for AAS-T:

 

PSYC&100 5cr General Psychology
Introduces the science of psychology and the application of psychological concepts as they relate to everyday life. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee

Quarter 3

AEC101 5cr Fundamentals of Drafting
Introduces basic drafting skills and concepts with an emphasis on projection theory. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

CMATH107 5cr Clippers Math In Society
Gives students the opportunity to complete MATH& 107 in one quarter with prerequisite support as needed. Explores a variety of mathematical topics presenting mathematics as an art and as a tool for understanding the world around us. Designed for non-science majors. Specific topics may be drawn from geometry, number theory, set theory, and the history of mathematics. Students will earn credit for either MATH 095 or MATH& 107 at the conclusion of the course. CLIPPERS courses combine the prerequisite courses with the college-level course and are taught with a focus on video-based instruction. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
Choose One:

ENGL098 5cr Transitional English Composition
Introduces strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas and participate in multiple discourse communities. Focuses on both the process and product of composing. English 098 classes are combined with English 101 classes, and students who demonstrate English 101 proficiency may earn ENGL& 101 credit. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement OR a 'C' or better in ENGL 095. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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ENGL&101 5cr English Composition I
Develops strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas and participate in multiple discourse communities. Focuses on both the process and product of composing. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee

Quarter 4

AEC102 5cr Introduction to CAD
Develops fundamental skills for computer aided drafting (CAD) with an emphasis on the application of AutoCAD. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC103 5cr Introduction to 3D Modeling
Explores 3D modeling fundamentals and how they apply to simple geometric forms and building modeling. Hands-on use of Revit and other industry-standard 3D modeling applications. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee
Choose One to Meet BAS College-Level Transferrable Natural World Requirement:

ENVS&100 5cr Survey of Environmental Science
Explores the workings of planet Earth in terms of living organisms and non-living resources, including roles that human activities play in the world around us. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
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ENVS102 5cr Climate Change & Society
Investigates climate change and environmental systems and explores impacts on human society through differing worldviews. Recommended: ENVS& 100. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
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ENVS203 5cr Climate and Energy Solutions
Introduces natural and anthropogenic climate change and related effects across geologic and biologic timescales. Reviews current and emerging clean technologies. Recommended: ENVS& 100 or ENVS 102. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee; $35.00 Natural Science Lab Fee
Optional:

AEC112 10cr Accelerated Drafting & CAD
Develops fundamental skills for computer aided drafting (CAD) with an emphasis on the application of AutoCAD. This course combines all content from AEC 101 & AEC 102. It is intended for students who have not taken AEC 101. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee
*AEC 112 combines both AEC 101 & AEC 102 to give students another optional start quarter (Winter in addition to Fall). Students will need to sit with an advisor to make a degree plan that will fit these requirements. AEC 112 should have concurrent enrollment in AEC 103.

Quarter 5

AEC120 5cr Construction Methods and Materials
Develops a fundamental understanding of construction materials, sizes, detailing, volume estimates, and applications related to the building industry. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC160 5cr Introduction to Civil Engineering and Survey
Develops fundamental concepts and skills for civil engineering and survey. Applies general survey principles in team survey activities. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee
Choose One Human Relations / Diversity (5cr)

BUS260 5cr Principles of Management: Diversity
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
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PSYC116 5cr Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
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CMST&210 5cr Interpersonal Communication: Diversity
Focuses on understanding and developing interpersonal communication skills needed to build and maintain healthy one-on-one relationships in both personal and professional contexts. Examines how diverse communication styles can impact relationships. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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CMST&230 5cr Small Group Communication: Diversity
Introduces small group communication theories and concepts with applications. Explores the communication processes used when people enter diverse organizational contexts or interact in professional and everyday life small groups. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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HUM121 5cr Multicultural America: Diversity
Explores the history, cultures, and contributions of race and ethnic groups in the United States and the complex notion of an 'American' identity. Analyzes the impacts of power, privilege, and socialization on our understanding of race and ethnicity. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee

Quarter 6

AEC121 5cr Architectural BIM I
Covers development of 3D models and construction drawings utilizing industry standard 3D BIM software. Emphasis on residential architectural construction in modeling and documentation. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC161 5cr Civil CAD I
Develops fundamental skills to work with surfaces and points in civil engineering drafting. Emphasizes the application of Civil 3D. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC171 5cr Commercial BIM I
Introduces essential Building Information Modeling tools and concepts for developing a multi-story commercial building. Emphasis on design intent and commercial industry best practices in modeling and documentation. Fees: $25 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

Quarter 7

AEC122 5cr Architectural BIM II
Covers development of construction documents utilizing industry-standard 3D building information modeling software. Emphasis on creating complete plan sets by building on work completed in AEC 121, with the goal of finalizing industry standard, permit-ready plan sets. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC162 5cr Civil CAD II
Develops fundamental skills in roadway design in civil engineering drafting. Emphasizes creating and editing plan views, profile views, section views, and corridors. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC172 5cr Commercial BIM II
Continues on building project started in AEC 171 using intermediate to advanced BIM tools/techniques in coordinate systems, phasing, and detailing. Strong emphasis on extracting information from a building model and coordinating multiple project files. Continues development towards a full set of industry standard construction drawings. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

Quarter 8

AEC263 5cr Civil CAD III
Develops fundamental skills in site planning, pipe networks design, and quantity take-off in civil engineering drafting with an emphasis on the application of Civil 3D. Fees: $25 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC264 3cr Survey I
Develops skills in topographic survey, data collection using robotic total stations, and topographic map creation using Civil 3D. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC273 5cr Building Information Modeling III
Explores multi-discipline building information modeling tools while developing structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Emphasizes collaboration, introduces the fundamentals of custom content creation, and integrates with AEC 274. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

AEC274 4cr Building Information Modeling IV
Integrates BIM skills acquired during the AEC program pathway while exploring virtual design and construction (VDC) processes and tools. Students work collaboratively to assemble a multi-discipline building model for evaluation of construction processes and presentation to stakeholders. Fees: $25.00 Computer Aided DR Course Fee

BAS General Education Requirements (30cr):

ENGL&102 5cr Composition II
Develops reading, writing and critical thinking skills at the advanced level. Teaches how to write academic papers by conducting research; analyzing, evaluating and constructing arguments; documenting sources and using appropriate writing conventions. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee

PHYS&114 5cr General Physics I w/Lab
Introduces fundamental principles and applications of motion, gravitation, and energy. This is the first in the non-engineering physics sequence. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a 'C' or better or instructor's permission. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee; $35.00 Natural Science Lab Fee

MATH&146 5cr Introduction to Statistics
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee

CMST&220 5cr Public Speaking
Introduces oral communication theory and public speaking/listening practice as applied to a variety of settings and audiences. Students will learn to verbally inform and persuade an audience using a variety of speech types. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
Choose 1 VLPA Elective (5cr)
Choose 1 Elective (5cr)

Revision Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2023