Architectural Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Building design and land development require a large number of professionals with a wide range of skills. This program prepares students for many of these careers, including architectural drafter, engineering drafter, computer-aided drafter, civil or surveying drafter, architectural engineering technologist, design assistant, specifications assistant and field inspector / contract administrator. Graduates will be able to:
- using computer-aide drafting, produce a representative set of accurate working drawings for a house and a small commercial building;
- apply principles of mechanical and electrical systems to the design of a building;
- apply principles of mechanics to the design of building elements;
- perform tests on materials such as concrete, metals and wood;
- perform basic surveying operations;
- write technical computer programs;
- apply principles of sustainable design to buildings;
- evaluate a building design using building codes and zoning regulations; and
- use communication skills effectively in the work environment.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I||3|
|ARC 221 Architectural CAD Applications Software I||3|
|ARC 258 Building Codes, Contract Documents and Professional Office Practices||3|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|MTH 163 Precalculus I||3||MTH 173|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II||3|
|ARC 243 Environmental Systems||4|
|CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking||3|
|MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology||3|
|MTH 164 Precalculus II||3||MTH 174|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ARC 231 Advanced Architectural Drafting I||4|
|ARC 246 Materials and Methods of Construction||4|
|CIV 171 Surveying I||3||GIS 101|
|MEC 131 Mechanics I – Statics for Engineering Technology||3||EGR 140|
|Physical Sciences Elective||4|
|4th Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ARC 232 Advanced Architectural Drafting II||4|
|Health/Physical Education Elective||2|
|Social Science Electives||3|
|Total Credits For Program||65|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities - Students should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.
- The humanities elective requirement can be satisfied by completing literature (ENG), foreign language, humanities (HUM), philosophy (PHI), art (ART), music (MUS), speech courses addressing performing arts and the history of theater (CST), and religion (REL). ENG 112, CST 100, CST 105, and CST 115 may not be used to satisfy the humanities elective requirements.
- The physical science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: CHM and PHY.
- The social science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY and SOC.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121(Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).