2014-2015 Catalog 
    
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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, 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.

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


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


Speech (choose one)

Humanities

  •  Humanities Elective 3 Credits
Mathematics

Social Sciences

  •  Social Sciences Elective 3 Credits

Engineering Technology


Technical Electives


Technical Electives to be chosen from any courses with ACT, CAD, or CIT prefix 6 Credits

Note:

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

 

*This course is part of the general education core.

 

Total Required – Associate’s Degree: 64 Credits



 

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


Note:


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students demonstrate the appropriate skill levels before enrolling in college-level courses. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determines whether a student needs to enroll in Learning Support courses in reading, writing, and/or math. After completing the required Learning Support course(s), a student may enroll in college-level courses.

 

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