Associate in Science Degree
The Architectural Building Engineering Technology Program, at both the associate and bachelor levels, combines the art of designing buildings in the context of their fundamental systems and components with the engineering and technical concepts of construction.
The Architectural Building Engineering Technology Program is based upon the premise that buildings are designed and built using the team concept. As an integral member of that team, the architectural engineer must have the ability to create and construct buildings that will answer the economic, safety, technical, and aesthetic requirements of a project. This program allows the student to develop those necessary abilities by emphasizing the fundamentals of architectural design combined with the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, structures, environmental systems, and construction. The program is also designed to instill within the student a sense of professionalism and a desire to serve and contribute to society through the solutions of its problems in a way which is technically, environmentally, and socially acceptable.
In the associate degree program, students develop the basic skills in drafting, graphic communications, design, CAD, construction documents, construction techniques and concepts, and materials. Green Technology and Sustainable Design are encorporated into the entire curriculum. Upon successful completion of the associate degree program, students can continue into the bachelor program.
Graduates of other two and four year architectural and engineering programs are also encouraged to apply.
Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes
The Architectural Building Engineering Technology (ABT) programs, both associate and bachelor, prepare the student to be proficient in the art, engineering, and technology of designing the built environment relative to the users social, psychological, and aesthetic needs.
The Program Goals of the ABT programs are:
1 To educate students in the fundamentals of building design and sciences through a seamless and comprehensive study combining the theoretical and practical concepts of design, building systems, components, engineering, and construction.
2 To expand our students’ observational skills and critical thinking abilities.
3 To instill within each student an awareness of and desire to contribute to the profession and society at large through the development of a professional and personal ethic that demands technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision making.
The ABT graduate will be able to:
1 Function as an integral member of the building team.
2 Act in an ethically and morally responsible way with regard to the profession, public safety, and regulatory authorities.
3 Demonstrate effective oral and written communications.
4 Evaluate and analyze problems relative to the built environment and develop solutions that meet the economic, social, technical, engineering, and aesthetic needs of the client and society.
5 Demonstrate a historical appreciation and professional accountability within the context relative to the building science industry.
6 Present design concepts and solutions through a graphic and verbal presentation
7 Generate construction documents using electronic media.
Associate in Science Degree
- ABT 110 Intro. to Architecture and Building Technology
- ABT 112 Technical Drafting & Graphic Communications
- ABT 114 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
- ABT 115 Introduction to Structures
- ABT 122 Two and Three Dimensional Design Theory
- ABT 124 Construction Methods & Materials
- ABT 125 Building Design & Technology I
- ABT 127 Introduction to Construction Estimating
- ABT 135 Building Design & Technology II
- ABT 136 Introduction to Environmental Systems
- ABT 216 Presentation Techniques
- ABT 217 Surveying
- ABT 218 Building Information Modeling (BIM 1)
- ABT 225 Building Design & Technology III
- ABT 223 Structures I
- ABT 232 Structures II
- ABT 235 Building Design & Technology IV
- ABT 236 Building Codes