The architecture program, which leads to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Architectural Engineering Technology (AET), prepares students for entry-level employment in private sector architectural, consulting engineering, and construction firms, and related governmental agencies. The AAS degree in the AET program also satisfies the first two years of the 4 year Bachelor of Science in Architecture/1.5 year Master in Architecture degree programs at UDC, and similar degree programs at other institutions. This feature of the program accommodates those students whose career objective is to become a licensed professional architect. The AET program‘s studios and classes are offered in the late evenings to accommodate persons who must work during regular business hours.
On completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Illustrate concepts of architectural theories in a design environment.
- Utilize modern instruments, methods and techniques to produce documents Architectural Engineering and presentations.
- Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on construction materials.
- Utilize modern instruments and research techniques for site development and building layout.
- Identify forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
- Estimate material quantities for technical projects.
- Utilize codes, contracts and specifications in design, construction and inspection activities.
- Employ productivity software to solve technical problems
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