Architectural Engineering Design Degree

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Prepares students for employment in the field of residential design or a related technical field such as drawing for product manufacturers, contractors, engineering, or design firms.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT or AAS-T Degree

Approx. # of Quarters: 6

Estimated Cost: $8,959.88

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring quarters

Prior graduates have entered engineering technician positions in computer-aided drafting and design (CAD), project management assisting, residential design and site planning and developing, customer sales and service, and performing structural calculations and computations for engineering of wood trusses and joists. Students participate in realistic training activities as a part of their educational experience.

This program is approximately six quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (15 credits)

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)
  • MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
  • PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ARC 121 Architectural Drafting & Design 5
ARC 123 Civil Engineering Site Design 5
ARC 125 Residential Design & Drafting 5
ARC 141 Architectural Reporting 3
ARC 142 Architectural Reporting II 5
ARC 152 Construction Material Research 2
ARC 171 Drafting Technologies I 5
ARC 173 Drafting Technologies II 5
ARC 181CL Introduction to AutoCAD 5
ARC 191 Engineering Mechanics of Materials 5
ARC 221 Detailing & Light Commercial 5
ARC 223 Design Project I 5
ARC 225CAP Design Project II 5
ARC 231 Cost Estimating I 3
ARC 237 Energy Analysis 1
ARC 253 Employment Research 2
ARC 262 Intro to 3D Modeling 3
ARC 281 Intermediate AutoCAD 5
ARC 283 Building Information Modeling 5
ARC 293 Engineering Statics 5
Plus 5 credits from the list of electives below   5


ARC 227 Special Intern Project 5
ARC 229 Special Design Project 5
ARC 284*CL Applied AutoCAD 5
CIV 284 Introduction to Civil 3D 5

AAT Program Requirements

Technical Course Requirements (Total) 89
General Education Requirements (See listing above) 15
Total Credits for Completion of AAT Degree 104

AAS-T Program Requirements

Technical Course Requirements (Same as AAT) 89
General Education Requirements (See listing above) 20
Total Credits for Completion of AAS-T Degree 109

*Additional required lab time arranged with instructor

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