Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization AAS

The Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization AAS degree (AAS_EDAE) is offered at LSC-CyFair and North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statistics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credit

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods & Materials 3
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-aided Drafting 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CNBT 1342 Building Codes & Inspections 3
DFTG 2331 Advanced Architectural Design 3
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II OR 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Communications  
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
DFTC 2328 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 3
ARTS 1304 Art History: Rennaissance to Modern 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ARCE 1315 Structural Steel Detailing 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
Elective1   Speech Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective2   Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
DFTG3 1391 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology OR 3
DFTG3 2338 Final Project - Advanced Drafting OR  
ENTC3 2380 Co-op Engineering Technology Technician  

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization:

60

  1. Choose elective from SPCH 1311, 1315, or 1321
  2. Choose from the AAS core
  3. Capstone course