Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology Program - AAS-T
Credits: 92-98 | Length of Program: 6 quarters
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology - Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T)
This program differs from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Technology Associate in Applied Science degree by offering more general education as part of the core requirement, making it more transferrable to colleges and universities who chose to articulate with South Puget Sound Community College. The only current accepted articulation for this AAS-T degree is with The Evergreen State College as part of their up-side-down degree.
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.
All students required to complete precollege Math or English coursework must complete HDEV 101: Enhancing Student Success (3 credits) within their first two quarters of attendance.
Choose from the following:
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, HUMANITIES, NURSING HUMANITIES, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, DIVERSITY, HUMANITIES, NURSING HUMANITIES, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
Science, Social Science, or Humanities Elective
Take an additional 5 credits in Humanities, Natural Science, or Social Science (must be on the Distribution Requirements for General Education – Associate in Arts/Associate in Science list)
Summer enrollment could be optional or required, and is dependent upon several factors. Students must consult with their academic adviser and, if applicable, their vocational counselor to determine whether or not summer enrollment is required.
Effective Catalog Year 2018-2019
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.