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Architectural Engineering Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

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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-aided 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 may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers remedial courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 173
ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I Offered Fall Only 3    
ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II Offered Spring Only 3 ARC 121  
ARC 221 Architectural CAD Applications Software I Offered Fall Only 3    
ARC 246 Materials and Methods of Construction Offered Fall Only 4    
ARC 258 Building Codes, Contract Documents and Professional Office Practices 3    
Health/Physical Education Elective 2    
CIV 171 Surveying I Offered Fall Only 3   GIS 101
MILESTONE: Building Construction Technology Certificate (See Note 8) (See faculty advisor)
MTH 164 Precalculus II 3 MTH 163 MTH 174
ARC 222 Architectural CAD Applications Software II Offered Spring Only 3    
ARC 231 Advanced Architectural Drafting I Offered Fall Only 4    
ARC 232 Advanced Architectural Drafting II Offered Spring Only 4 ARC 231  
ARC 243 Environmental Systems Offered Spring Only 3    
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
Humanities Electives 3   See Note 3
Lab Sciences Elective 4   See Note 4
MEC 131 Mechanics I – Statics for Engineering Technology Offered Fall Only 3   EGR140
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3    
Social/Behavioral Science Electives 6   See Note 5
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 65    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. 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.
  3. The humanities elective must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course. See web site ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  4. The lab science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: CHM and PHY.
  5. The social science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, and SOC.
  6. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  7. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
  8. Building Construction Technology Certificate is earned by completing the listed courses and a technical elective from the listed ARC or MEC courses.

Additional Resources

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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