2015-2016 Catalog 
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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

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.

Architectural Engineering Technology Concentration

Program Site

The Architectural Engineering Technology Concentration prepares students for careers in the fields of architecture and construction. The program prepares individuals for employment by providing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the building delivery process. The curriculum includes coursework in drawing, design, history, materials and methods of construction, estimating, environmental control systems and presentation. The most current computer applications are integrated into the coursework. Computer applications include three-dimensional computer modeling and advanced rendering software.

Concentration Outcomes

  • 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
  • Building 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 Elective

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


Additional courses from 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.

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, 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).

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 instructor. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.


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