Architectural Engineering Technology Associate in Science

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Do you like to build things and discover the principles and designs of why things work and don’t work? Use your strong math skills and solid science foundation to build and design a career that inspires you. Students who graduate with this degree can continue toward Seminole State’s B.S. in Engineering Technology or B.S. in Construction degrees.

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Getting Started: Fall 2020

June 8:   Financial Aid

Aug. 17:   Application

Aug. 24:   Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transitionMost A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
  • Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.

*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.

Architectural Engineering Technology Associate in Science
Type: AS
Major Code : AET-AS
CIP: 1715020101
Educational Pathway: AET-AS

Program Description

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.

Available Courses
Required Courses
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of architectural design, including aspects and determinants of form and space. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
This course offers an in-depth knowledge of the materials and methods employed in building construction. Students are introduced to building science, materials science, codes and standards in the construction industry. Construction techniques are presented as related to sitework and the building envelope. This course covers major construction materials such as soil, concrete, masonry, wood, metal and other finish materials. Lab fee required.
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. Students use a structured approach using the Java programming language to design and program logic techniques such as iteration, initialization, conditional processing, accumulation and sequencing. Also considered are programming style and program efficiency. Logic techniques and data formats are illustrated using high level programming languages. This class utilizes classroom lecture and hands-on programming exercises. A working knowledge of the Windows PC including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required.
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.
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.
This course is an introduction to computer software applications involving engineering spreadsheets (Excel) and symbolic processing (MATLAB) in order to solve a variety of engineering-related problems.
This course is an introduction to the techniques of drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, 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.
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.
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.
Note: ETG 2502 must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
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.
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.
This is a fundamental course in DC electric circuits. This course prepares students for EET 1035C and subsequent courses. Classroom lectures supplemented with laboratory projects provide students with hands-on experience in the use of electronics test equipment and proper techniques for data measurements/interpretation, troubleshooting and orderly documentation of test results and conclusions.

Choose one of the following:

This course involves the practical uses of applied mathematics in the areas of engineering technology, design and construction. Trigonometric functions are covered as well as law of sines, law of cosines and basic vector mechanics.

MAC 1114 or higher level math course

Elective Courses

Any College Credit course not already required.

General Education Courses
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. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.

Humanities General Education course


Mathematics General Education courses

STA 2023 Statistical Methods I recommended

Science General Education course

Select a course from Science Area A or B
This course contains a descriptive and quantitative study of kinematics, mechanics, energy and applications of mechanics. This course meets the requirements for professional and technical students needing an algebra-based physics course. Lab fee required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.

Social Science General Education course

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. The course addresses communication in the personal, career and global spheres.
Total Credits:

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:

  • PHY 1053C General Physics I or higher level Physics course
  • MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus or higher level Mathematics General Education Course and STA 2023 Statistical Methods I or MAC2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I and MAC2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II or higher level Mathematics General Education courses



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.

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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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,590$11,088$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$890$1,000$1,200

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.


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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a number of employment options such as: 

  • Architectural Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician 
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Surveying and Mapping Technician

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Job Outlook

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).

Degree Transfer

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:

  • Autodesk Certified Professional – Inventor, ADESK024
  • Autodesk Certified User - Autodesk Inventor, ADESK011
  • MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT), MSSCN001

College Credit Certificates

Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the A.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology degree:

  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Sustainable Engineering