2013-2014 Catalog 
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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology - Architectural 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, Program Site

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.

The Program Educational Objectives for Architectural, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree are:

  • 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, commercial and industrial type buildings as well as heavy construction projects such as highways, water and wastewater systems, storm drainage, general site planning, etc. The student will choose either the Architectural Concentration or the Civil and Construction Concentration.

Architectural Engineering Technology Concentration

The Architectural Engineering Technology Concentration prepares students for employment in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. The program prepares individuals with a broad background in many different areas of applied architecture and construction through coursework in design, presentation, estimating, specifications, construction materials and environmental systems. Students gain a holistic view of the entire profession while developing skill sets needed for employment.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Produce a set of residential and commercial architectural schematic design and design development documents using current computer applications;
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of producing construction drawings;
  • Produce three-dimensional models and presentations drawings using traditional and computer generated techniques;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the materials and methods of construction for residential and commercial buildings; and
  • Identify and calculate the physical forces exerted on building structures.

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural Technician
  • Computer-aided Drafter
  • Detailer
  • Estimator
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Inspector
  • Construction materials sales
  • Residential and Building Designer


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.

Course Requirements

General Education

Speech (choose one)


  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits
Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences Elective 3 Credits

Engineering Technology

Civil and Construction Engineering Technology

Technical Electives

Choose at least 3 credit hours from the list below:


Additional courses from CAD, CIT, and other disciplines may be substituted for the technical elective with the permission of the program coordinator.

Total Required – Associate’s Degree: 64 Credits


Recommended Full-Time Schedule


* This course is part of the general education core.

** Students may elect to take ACT 1392 - History of Architecture II  in the spring semester to complete the History of Architecture requirement.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.


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