It looks like you're using an older version of Internet Explorer. For the best experience with, you’ll need to update your browser to the latest version.

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:

  1. using computer-aide drafting, produce a representative set of accurate working drawings for a house and a small commercial building;
  2. apply principles of mechanical and electrical systems to the design of a building;
  3. apply principles of mechanics to the design of building elements;
  4. perform tests on materials such as concrete, metals and wood;
  5. perform basic surveying operations;
  6. write technical computer programs;
  7. apply principles of sustainable design to buildings;
  8. evaluate a building design using building codes and zoning regulations; and
  9. use communication skills effectively in the work environment.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program 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  
Total Credits 16  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II 3  
ARC 243 Environmental Systems 4  
ARC 222 Architectural CAD Application Software II 3  
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3  
MTH 164 Precalculus II 3 MTH 174
Total Credits 16  
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
Laboratory Sciences Elective 4 See Note 3.
Total Credits 18  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ARC 232 Advanced Architectural Drafting II 4  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3  
Health/Physical Education Elective 2  
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 2.
Social/Behavioral Science Electives 3 See Note 4.
Total Credits 15  
Total Credits For Program 65  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities - This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.
  2. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceptual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  3. The laboratory science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes:  CHM and PHY.
  4. The social/behavioral science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY and SOC.
  5. 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).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


myTyler Login

Need help with myTyler?