Architectural and Engineering Technology AAS
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Architectural and Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Contemporary Technology for Design
Building Construction Management

PURPOSE: The Architectural and Engineering Technology degree is designed to develop qualified technicians for the field of engineering. The technician serves as an important link between the engineering professional and the skilled tradesperson in the design, construction, and operation of engineering projects.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This program will provide graduates with the skills and specialized knowledge for employment as highly-trained architectural draftspersons; managers for the construction industry; technicians for construction projects, such as highway, bridge, dam, commercial, and residential construction; and other related occupations in a highly active industry. Employment opportunities are numerous from the planning stage through project completion and inspection in the following areas: construction industry in private enterprise, government-related business, consulting, and other engineering-related activities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to general college admission, applicants shall have (1) completed placement testing and (2) met with their advisor to establish a planned course of study prior to being allowed to register for courses.

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or their equivalent, at a minimum, is strongly recommended: four units of English, one unit of laboratory science (preferably physical science), one unit of social studies, and two units of mathematics (one unit of algebra and one unit of geometry).

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the Reynolds computer competency requirement by successfully completing CSC 155 or ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the Reynolds computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for CSC 155 or ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

 

CURRICULUM:
Contemporary Technology for Design

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

2

DRF 231 Computer-Aided Drafting I 3

3

CSC 155
or
ITE 115
Computer Concepts and Applications
or
Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
3

4

ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I 3

5

ARC 131 Materials and Methods of Construction I 3

6

DRF 232 Computer-Aided Drafting II 3

7

MTH 131 Technical Mathematics 3

8

______1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

9

ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II 3

10

ARC 132 Materials and Methods of Construction II 3

11

BLD 103 Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspection 3

12

ARC 221 Architectural CAD Applications Software I 3

13

ENG 111 College Composition I 3

14

ARC 241 Building Mechanical Systems 3

15

BLD 200 Sustainable Construction 3

16

BLD 210 Building Structures 3

17

DRF 238 Computer-Aided Modeling and Rendering I 3

18

ARC 222 Architectural CAD Applications Software II 3

19

ARC 242 Building Electrical Systems 3

20

______2 Personal Wellness Elective 1

21

BLD 231 Construction Estimating 3

22

MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3

23

ARC 201
or
______3
History of Modern Architecture
or
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
 3

TOTAL

 Architectural & Engineering Technology AAS-Contemporary Technology for Design Specialization 65

 02.12.20

1 ECO 120, GEO 200, HIS 121, PSY 200

2 DIT 121, HLT 105, HLT 106, PED 116

3 ARC 201, ART 100, CST 100, PSY 200, PHY 200

 

CURRICULUM:
Building Construction Management Specialization

Order

Course

Title

Credit

1

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

2

DRF 231 Computer-Aided Drafting I 3

3

CSC 155 
or
ITE 115
Computer Concepts and Applications
or
Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
3

4

ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I 3

5

ARC 131 Materials and Methods of Construction I 3

6

DRF 232 Computer-Aided Drafting II 3

7

MTH 131 Technical Mathematics 3

8

______1  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

9

ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II 3

10

BLD 101
or
BUS 100
Construction Management I
or
Principles of Supervision I
3

11

BLD 103 Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspection 3

12

ARC 221 Architectural CAD Applications Software I 3

13

ENG 111 College Composition I 3

14

ARC 241 Building Mechanical Systems 3

15

BLD 200 Sustainable Construction 3

16

BLD 210 Building Structures 3

17

ARC 132 Materials and Methods of Construction II 3

18

ARC 222 Architectural CAD Applications Software II

3

19

BLD 247 Construction Planning and Scheduling 3

20

______2 Personal Wellness Elective 1

21

BLD 231 Construction Estimating 3

22

MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3

23

ARC 201
or
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3
History of Modern Architecture
or
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3

TOTAL

Architectural & Engineering Technology AAS-Building Construction Management Specialization  65

 02.12.20

1 ECO 120, GEO 200, HIS 121, PSY 200

2 DIT 121, HLT 105, HLT 106, PED 116

3 ARC 201, ART 100, CST 100, PSY 200, PHI 200


Name Program Email Phone
Aubrey Bass Arch and Engin Tech AAS-Building Construction Management Specialization SBass@reynolds.edu 804/523-5600
Aubrey Bass Arch and Engin Tech AAS-Contemporary Tech for Design Specialization SBass@reynolds.edu 804/523-5600

 

Common Job Titles1: Architect; Architectural Designer; Architectural Drafter; Architectural Draftsman; Architectural Intern; CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Civil Designer; Civil Drafter; Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Drafter (CADD Drafter); Drafter; Drafting Technician; Draftsman; Draftsperson; Intern Architect; Project Manager


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 452

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $36,500 - $54,700


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on August 15, 2018.