Architectural Engineer / Construction Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Recommended basic skills standards are

The building construction industry is very broad and encompassing, offering many diverse and satisfying career options where students can explore and discover their fitting involvement. This program provides the technical training and preparation for students to participate as a valuable contributor in architectural, engineering, and construction firms. Alternatively, if the technical training is complemented by marketing skills, the student will obtain a basis to engage in the world of construction product sales. In order to attend to the wide-ranging career options available, the program has a three-part emphasis, Architectural Engineer, Construction Management, and Product Representative.

Career opportunities include architectural and engineering technician, draftsperson, certified document technician, construction project engineer, quantity surveying and sales. With additional equipping and/or education, additional career options include licensed professional architect, engineer, landscape designer, urban planner, general contractor, construction estimator, project manager, and building inspector.

This option focuses on sales, advertising, and bidding for product manufacturers. With the appropriate CAD training, this option could include preparation of shop and fabrication drawings attendant to construction materials/products.

Learning outcomes Upon completion of the Architectural Engineer / Construction Management program, students should be able to:

  • Read architectural prints, solve common architectural problems, perform and support estimating functions, including national quantity, types, costs and estimates, labor requirements, equipment, and scheduling functions
  • Use with efficiency the latest 2D and 3D CAD software programs to create industry-standard architectural drawings, both constructional and presentational using the drafting conventions including symbols, linetypes, lineweights, and dimension styles as applicable to the design discipline
  • Draw objects of various orientations as may be prescribed, draw sections and elevations of objects, and identify the relationships of objects or object features to demonstrate interpretation and visualization proficiency using drafting industry standards
  • Identify or describe the typical characteristics and uses of common construction materials, products, and systems, document them in drawings, and make appropriate selections based on design project requirements
  • Produce a comprehensive set of construction documents using architectural construction drawings to design a residence or small commercial building
  • Describe the role and purpose of building codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public
  • Collaborate with other designers or technicians working cooperatively and equitably to overcome challenges of design problems and meet project goals while adapting to different working environments

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer LIteracy

(3)

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Organizational Communication

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

MAT 107

Career Math

3

or

 

 

MAT

AAS General Elective course

(3-4)

 

Choose three (3) hours from list below

3

 

 

15-16

Choose three (3) credit hours

PSY 100

Psychology of Workplace Relationships

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

SPA 101

Conversational Spanish I

3

Additional Required Courses for all Emphasis Areas

AEC 102

Residential Construction Drawing

4

AEC 104

Architectural Drawing Theory

4

AEC 107

Print Reading Residential/Commercial

3

AEC 121

Construction Material & Systems

3

AEC 122

Construction Practices & Documents

2

AEC 218

Sustainable Building Systems

3

AEC 236

International Building Codes

3

CAD 224

Revit Architecture

3

CAD 225

CAD Architecture

3

 

 

28

Emphasis Areas

Architectural Engineer Technician

Students choosing this option are trained to be paraprofessionals in architectural, engineering, and construction offices with primary skills of architectural drawing and construction assembly technology. Assisting with the design of residential and commercial buildings in an architectural or construction office. Subject matter such as design principles, technical drawing, print reading, construction document organization, and construction materials and methods are included. An architectural job captain will be responsible for organizing all of the drawings and coordinating the building materials and systems specifications.

AEC 123

Commercial Construction Drawing

4

AEC 125

History of Architecture

3

AEC 225

Architectural Design & Development

3

CAD 227

Advanced Revit Architecture

3

Elective

Choose three (3) hours from list below

3

 

 

17

Total Hours for Architectural Engineer Technician Degree Emphasis

60-61

Construction Management Technician

Students choosing this option will primarily work for a construction company in an administrative capacity doing estimating, scheduling, project management, construction assembly technology, and job-site problem solving for the building industry. While project managers and engineers work from a main office, project supervisors work out of a field office at the construction site, where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities.

AEC 216

Construction Estimating

3

AEC 220

Surveying

3

AEC 226

Construction Scheduling

3

AEC 232

Construction Project Management

3

CAD 227

Advanced Revit Architecture

3

OSH 126

30-HR Construction Safety

3

 

 

18

Total Hours for Construction Management Technician Degree Emphasis

61-62

Product Representative

Students choosing this business-oriented option will learn basic selling and marketing techniques associated with construction materials/products. Other items covered include estimating, bid submittals, and furnishing technical information to professionals in the building industry. This option focuses on sales, advertising, and bidding for product manufacturers. With the appropriate CAD training, this option could include preparation of shop and fabrication drawings attendant to construction materials/products.

AEC 216

Construction Estimating

3

AEC 226

Construction Scheduling

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

MAR 111

Principles of Sales

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

Three (3) credit hours from AAS Gen Ed list

3

or

 

 

Elective

Choose three (3) hours from list below

3

 

 

21

Total Hours for Product Representative Degree Emphasis

64-65

Electives

AEC 123

Commercial Construction Drawing

4

AEC 216

Construction Estimating

3

AEC 226

Construction Scheduling

3

AEC 280

Internship

3

CAD 115

SketchUp

3

CAD 219

3DS Max

3

Certificates

Architecture Professional

Gainful Employment Disclosure at https://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/architecture-professional

AEC 107

Print Reading Residential/Commercial

3

AEC 121

Construction Material & Systems

3

AEC 123

Commercial Construction Drawing

4

AEC 125

History of Architecture

3

AEC 225

Architectural Design & Development

4

AEC 236

International Building Codes

3

Total Credit Hours

20

Basic AEC Drafting

Gainful Employment Disclosure at https://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/basic-aec-drafting

AEC 102

Residential Construction Drawing

4

AEC 104

Architectural Drawing Theory

4

AEC 107

Print Reading Residential/Commercial

3

CAD 224

Revit Architecture

3

CAD 225

CAD Architecture

3

Total Credit Hours

17

Construction Professional

Gainful Employment Disclosure at https://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/construction-professional

AEC 107

Print Reading Residential/Commercial

3

AEC 121

Construction Material & Systems

3

AEC 216

Construction Estimating

3

AEC 220

Surveying

3

AEC 226

Construction Scheduling

3

AEC 236

International Building Codes

3

OSH 126

30-HR Construction Safety

3

Total Credit Hours

21

Additional information available on the Architectural Engineer / Construction Management Department website at www.ppcc.ed/degrees-certificates/architecture.