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Architectural Engineering Technology AAS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


This program prepares students for careers in building design and land development, 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) produce a representative set of accurate working drawings using computer-aided drafting; (2) apply principles of mechanics and mechanical and electrical systems to the design of a building and building elements; (3) perform tests on materials such as concrete, metals and wood; (4) perform basic surveying operations; (5) apply principles of sustainable design to buildings; (6) evaluate a building design using building codes and zoning regulations.

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 developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


printer iconPrintable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to STEM 1   SDV 100
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 161 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 263
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    
CIV 171 Surveying I Offered Fall Only 3   GIS 101
ARC 243 Environmental Systems Offered Spring Only 4    
MILESTONE: Building Construction Technology Certificate (See faculty advisor)
MTH 162 Precalculus II 3 MTH 161 MTH 264
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  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
Humanities Electives (choose 1):
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II
PHI 220 Ethics
Social/Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1):
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
HIS 112 Survey of World Civilization II
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
3 See Placement Requirements  
Lab Sciences Elective
CHM 111 General Chemistry I or
PHY 201 General College Physics I
4 See Placement Requirements  
MEC 131 Mechanics I – Statics for Engineering Technology Offered Fall Only 3   EGR 140
MEC 270 Computations for Engineering Technology 3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 63    


  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. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  4. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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