Architectural Engineering Technology Associate in Science
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.
Getting Started: Fall Term 2021
June 14: Financial Aid
Aug. 16: Application
Aug. 23: Classes Begin
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 transition: Most 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.
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Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|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|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* 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.
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.
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:
- Autodesk Certified Professional – Inventor, ADESK024
- Autodesk Certified User - Autodesk Inventor, ADESK011
- MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT), MSSCN001