Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies
Brief Program Description/Goals
The Architectural, Engineering, and CAD Technologies program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment as architectural or engineering drawing technicians. Some students, however, use the program to prepare for employment in building construction, interior design drawing, construction supervision and various other fields. Other students use the program as a step on the way to a bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering.
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What Is Unique About The Program
An authorized Autodesk Training Center is offered in conjunction with the program and provides nationally standardized, non-credit training in Autodesk products such as AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, AutoDesk VIZ, and others.
The emphasis of this program is on AutoCAD and other technical drawing software in the creation of construction drawings.
- "C" or higher in AEC 80/AEC 81 or high school CAD drafting course, or instructor approval based on other prior CAD training/experience
- ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100 or higher
- MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 50/53 or higher3
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AEC program, students will be able to:
- Draw objects of various orientations as may be prescribed, draw sections and elevations of objects, and identify the relationships of objects or object features to demonstrate visualization proficiency.
- Identify or describe the typical characteristics and uses of common construction materials, products, and systems, document them in drawings, and make appropriate selections based on design project requirements.
- Under supervision of an industry professional, design a residence or small commercial building, and create required construction drawings and a materials estimate for it.
- Use with reasonable efficiency the latest 2D and 3D CAD software programs to create industry standard architectural and engineering drawings, both constructional and presentational.
- Describe the AEC industry and careers within the industry, model habits and attitudes for success in professional employment, prepare and present a professional resume and portfolio, and demonstrate developed interviewing skills in preparation for employment.
- Demonstrate computation, communication, critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills as well as a sensitivity and appreciation of diversity and community to perform effectively as a team member in a professional, competitive, and diverse work environment and as a responsible member of the community.
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Certificate of Achievement (CA)
- Associate in Science (AS)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
- Tuition based on total credits taken.
- Books/supplies approximately $400.
Gainful Employment Information
|Degree:||Certificate of Achievement|
|Normal Time to Completion:||2 semesters|
|On-Time Graduation Rate:||0%|
|Avg. Tuition & Fees:||26 credits x $97 = $2,522|
|Avg. Cost for Books/Supplies:||$200/semester|
|Job Placement Rate *:||0%|
|Median Loan Debt|
|- Title IV Loans:||$0|
|- Private Loans:||$0|
|- Institutional Debt:||$0|
* - Job Placement info currently available only for 2010-2011 completers
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