Architectural Engineering Technology Associate in Science
Major Code: AET-AS
Students will learn the engineering and design requirements for a project within the built environment, receiving 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, students graduating from the program will 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 Engineering Technology or B. S. in Construction degrees or may take advantage of university programs in engineering technology.
Architectural engineering technicians use engineering principles and technical skills to help architects, engineers, and planners develop buildings and related systems, such as lighting and communications systems. They analyze building sites, draw plans, create building models, and test designs. Related engineering technology professions include civil engineering technicians. They assist engineers in the planning and design of highways, bridges, utilities, buildings and other major projects. They also help with commercial, residential and land development. Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products and other equipment. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates and report their findings. Industrial engineering technicians plan ways to effectively use personnel, materials and machines in factories, stores, hospitals repair shops and offices. They may also prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan work flows, conduct statistical production studies and analyze production costs.
Graduates of this program have a number of employment options such as:
Employment in these fields is expected to grow between 5 to 20 percent from now until 2020. For surveying and mapping technicians, recent advancements in mapping technology have led to new uses for maps and a need for more of the data used to build maps. As a result, surveying and mapping technicians are expected to have more work. Civil engineering technicians will be needed to manage projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads, and upgrade levees and dams as infrastructure continues to age. Mechanical engineering technicians will see a slight growth in their field, especially for those who can master new software and technology. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The A.S. Degree in Engineering Technology will transfer to the Seminole State College’s Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Construction degrees or may take advantage of university programs in engineering technology.
The following industry certifications are related to the education in the A.S. Degree Engineering Technology program:
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Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the A.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology degree:
Any College Credit course not already required.
Humanities General Education course
Mathematics General Education courses
Science General Education course
Social Science General Education course
For students planning to transfer into Seminole State's B.S. Engineering Technology, the following courses are required for that degree and may be taken as part of the General Education requirements for the A.S., Architectural Engineering Technology:
Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
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