Architectural Engineering Technology
The Architectural Engineering Technology program provides you with a strong foundation in architectural drafting and design concepts. By learning manual detailing, 2-D, and 3-D computer aided drafting skills, you will be able to visually communicate ideas in a variety of drawing styles. The program is further enhanced with the creation of physical models that reinforce concepts in the construction methods and materials used in the building industry.
You will take architectural courses in manual drafting, 2-D and 3-D CAD drafting, construction methods and materials, and architectural working drawings. Engineering technology course work in statics and strength of materials will be taken to solidify the physical science aspects of the construction industry. General course work in communications, writing, math, and speech will enable you to become a productive employee, problem solver, and successful CAD operator in today’s challenging architectural environment.
Career options range from entry-level drafters and technicians to project detailers and CAD operators. Your career path may lead you to a job in the residential or commercial construction industry, civil engineering company, city and/or a state engineering design department, consulting firm, or in one of the numerous corporations that manufacture architectural materials.
As a graduate from this program, you may choose to continue with your education at a four-year institution and seek license as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer.