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A.S. Degree, Engineering Technology

Degree Type: A.S.
Major Code: AET-AS
CIP: 1715020101

Students will learn the engineering and design requirements for a project within the built environment and receive a strong math and science foundation that will prepare them for the architecture/engineering/construction industry. With an understanding of the basic principles and technical aspects of the industry, program graduates typically work for an architect, engineer, contractor or subcontractor. Graduates who would like to continue their formal education may continue toward Seminole State's B.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology or B.S. in Construction degrees or may take advantage of university programs in engineering technology.

Major Courses
AvailableBCN2230Construction Materials and Methods I
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing walls, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
3
AvailableETD1320CComputer-Aided Design I
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableEGS1006Introduction to the Engineering Profession
This course will introduce the student to the role of the engineer as a creative design professional. Emphasis will be on understanding the creative process and the factors that influence it. The student will participate in engineering orientation and make case studies of selected engineering fields.
1
Support Courses
AvailableARC1301Architectural Design I
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of building design and spatial analysis. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
3
Not availableEET1035CFundamentals of AC/DC Electricity
This is an introductory course in basic electricity intended for the engineering technology programs. It consists of the concepts, laws and definitions encountered in AC and DC electric circuits.
4
AvailableEGS1111CEngineering Graphics - Drawing
This course is an introduction to the techniques of mechanical drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, spatial visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
3
Not availableETD1340CComputer-Aided Design II
In this course students will learn advanced two- and three-dimensional drafting techniques. Menu and program modification will be emphasized along with improved speed and accuracy. Lab fee required.
3
Not availableETG2502Statics
This course will prepare the student for the field of Engineering Technology and/or related sciences. The course will focus on specialized practical knowledge related to the mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Fundamental principles of statics, co-planar and non-co-planar force systems including concurrent and non-concurrent forces will be covered. Additional focus will be placed on both friction and non-friction systems. Stress and strain evaluations on columns, beams, trusses and foundation systems will also be addressed.
3
Not availableSUR2101CSurveying
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
4
General Education Courses
AvailableENC1101English I
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
3
AvailableENC1102English II
In this course students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailableSPC1608Introduction to Oral Communication
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension.
3
History General Education course3
Humanities General Education course (three credits must be from Area A)6
Mathematics General Education courses6
Note: The following courses are required for students planning to transfer into the B.S. Engineering Technology and may be taken as part of the General Education requirement: MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus and STA 2023 Statistical Methods or MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I and MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II or higher level mathematics courses.
Science General Education course (must be from two Areas)6
Social Science General Education course (must be from two Areas)6
Total Credits:63
Note: This A.S. degree is transferable into the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Architectural Engineering Technology offered at Seminole State.
Note: Students planning to transfer into the B.S. program must also fulfill the state's modern language requirement by exhibiting a modern language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to two years in high school or eight college credits in a single language. A standardized examination for modern language may be used to meet the requirement. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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