Architectural Engineering Design Associate of Applied Technology Degree / Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

Prepares students for employment in the field of architectural design or a related technical field, such as drawing for product manufacturers, contractors, engineering or design firms. Prior graduates have entered engineering technician positions in computer-aided drafting and design (CADD); project management; specification writing; cost estimating; residential design, site planning, and developing; customer sales and service; and performing structural calculations and computations for engineering of wood trusses and joists. Students participate in realistic training activities as a part of their educational experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Architectural Engineering Design degree, students will be able to:

  • Create drawings and building models with the latest computer aided drafting (CAD) software, such as Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and SketchUp.
  • Create a complete set of construction documents that satisfy permitting requirements for a single-family home.
  • Design a home for a client based on their ideas, needs, budget, timeline, and site features.
  • Apply construction management skills throughout the three phases of design:  schematic design, design development, and construction documents.
  • Assess engineering components of building materials and physical forces upon them with statics and dynamics.
  • Research products used within the construction industry to ensure project quality control.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092.

Computer skills are highly recommended prior to starting ARC courses.

Program Course List

ARC 120Residential Drafting & Design I

4

ARC 124Residential Drafting & Design II

5

ARC 126Residential Drafting & Design III

5

ARC 146Detailing and Light Construction

4

ARC 150Construction Materials Research

4

ARC 171Drafting Technologies I

5

ARC 175Civil Engineering

4

ARC 183CLIntroduction to CAD Drafting

4

ARC 192Engineering Mechanics of Materials

4

ARC 219Residential Drafting & Design IV

4

ARC 223Design Project I

5

ARC 225CAPDesign Project II

5

ARC 231Cost Estimating

3

ARC 255Employment Research

1

ARC 262Intro to 3D Modeling

3

ARC 282Intro to Building Information Modeling

5

ARC 286Advanced Building Information Modeling

5

ARC 293Engineering Statics

5

Plus 5 credits from the list of electives below

5

Total Credit Hours:80

Electives:

ARC 227Special Intern Project

5

ARC 229Special Design Project

5

ARC 288CLApplied CADD

5

AAT Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

80

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Total Credit Hours:98

AAT General Education Requirements: See list below

AAS-T Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

80

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

23

Total Credit Hours:103

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements: See list below

Clover Park Technical College and Washington State University (WSU) have agreed upon a Customized Articulation Agreement, which states that students who complete the Architectural Engineering Design AAS-T at Clover Park with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average will be certified as Architectural Studies majors at WSU and will be granted junior standing.

General Degree Requirements

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

MAT 103Business Mathematics

5

Or

MAT 105Mathematics for Industrial Professionals

5

Or

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

 

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (23 credits)

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

5 credits in communication

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

5 credits in quantitative reasoning:

MATH& 107Math in Society

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 151Calculus I

5

NOTE: MATH& 141 preferred.

5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

5 credits in social science, humanities, or science

Choose one from the following:

ART& 100Art Appreciation

5

ASL& 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL& 122American Sign Language II

5

BIOL& 160General Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 175Human Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 241Human A & P I

5

BIOL& 242Human A & P II

5

BIOL& 260Microbiology

5

CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab

5

CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry

5

CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

HIST& 146US History I

5

HIST& 147US History II

5

HIST& 148US History III

5

HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities

5

MUSC& 105Music Appreciation

5

PHYS& 114General Physics I with Lab

5

POLS& 202American Government

5

PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology

5

PSYC& 220Abnormal Psychology

5

3 credits in College Success:

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length

This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.