Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology
Credits: 90-93 | Length of Program: 6 quarters
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology - Associate in Applied Science
The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Technology Associate in Applied Science Program, which is from here on referred to as the AEC Program, is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in various sectors of the AEC Industry.
Program graduates will use industry standard software tools to translate conceptual ideas into 2D plans and 3D models. Experienced workers may advance to project managers, virtual design and construction (VDC) coordinators, plan checkers, detailers and/or BIM technicians. A typical work week will consist of 40 hours, but overtime may be required to meet deadlines. Graduates can work for engineering and architectural firms, contractors, government agencies, and a wide variety of related industries.
At the completion for the AEC Technology Program, the successful student will be able to:
- Use industry standard software to:
a) Communicate how a building is constructed
b) Identify conflicts between and among building systems
c) Design large public works infrastructures
d) 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 AEC Technology Program has a limited enrollment policy with program curriculum pathways starting in Fall and Spring quarters only.
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
Choose one from General Education Requirements
(must satisfy diversity requirements)
Diversity-designated courses at South Puget Sound Community College provide opportunities for students to develop awareness of their own social and cultural identities, seek understanding of others, and cultivate skills to communicate across cultures and differences. All programs require the completion of a diversity course.
Effective Catalog Year 2019-2020
The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology (AEC) Program takes a minimum of six quarters of full-time studies for the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree.
- Students should expect early exposure to a wide range of software applications
- Textbooks and required tools are estimated to range from $300.00 - $500.00 for the 2-Year program
- An Autodesk certified personal computer is highly recommended. Estimated cost $1000 - $1500
- Program experiences will include E-Learning and innovative use of technology
The Associates in Applied Science (AAS) Degree represents the attainment of skills generally required for immediate application in an occupational field. To qualify for the degree, a student must successfully earn at least 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above. The minimum 90 credits must include at least five (5) credits in each of reading/writing, computation and human relations for a minimum of fifteen (15) distribution credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.