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  Oct 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology - Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Concentration, A.A.S.


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Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology


Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3475, E-mail: architecture.civil@nscc.edu

The Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Consistent with the mission of the College, the Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Program publishes the following broad stated educational objectives or the expected accomplishments from graduates during their first few years after graduation.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and interpret data in order to solve technical problems;
  • Function on teams demonstrating leadership and team skills; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate both in oral and written mediums by preparing reports and presentations from multiple sources.

The Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology degree offers students a broad range of courses in the design and construction of residential and commercial buildings as well as heavy construction projects such as highways, water and wastewater systems, storm drainage and general site planning. The student will choose either the Architectural Concentration or the Civil and Construction Concentration.

Degree Requirement

Students earning the A.A.S. degree in Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of technical course work at Nashville State.

Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Concentration


Program Site
The Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Concentration prepares students for careers in the fields of surveying, materials testing, construction management and computer-aided-drafting. The program prepares individuals for employment by providing a strong foundation in fundamentals of Surveying and Global Information Systems, Construction Management and Computer-Aided Drafting. The most current computer applications are integrated into the coursework. Computer applications include three-dimensional computer modeling and digital surveying software.

Concentration Outcomes

  • Perform basic calculations in the fields of surveying, water, structures and construction;
  • Use current computer software applications specific to the civil and construction industry;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the materials and methods of construction for residential and commercial buildings; and
  • Operate designated tools and equipment in a lab and field environment.

Transfer/Advising

The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor about transfer prior to registration for classes. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer-aided Drafter
  • Surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Construction Manager or Superintendent
  • Inspector
  • Construction materials sales
  • Water/Wastewater Systems Operator or Technician
  • Contractor

Course Requirements


General Education


Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience

Speech (choose one)

Humanities

  •  Humanities Elective 3 Credits
Social Sciences

  •  Social Sciences Elective 3 Credits

Engineering Technology


Technical Elective


Technical Elective to be chosen from any courses with an ACT, CAD, or CIT prefix 3 Credits

Note:

Additional courses from other disciplines may be substituted for the technical elective with approval of the student’s faculty advisor and the permission of the CAET Division Dean.

 

*This course is part of the general education core.

 

Total Required – Associate's Degree: 65 Credits



 

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Note:


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

 

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