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Architectural Building Engineering Technology Associate Degree Program

Program Overview

In the Architectural Building Engineering Technology associate degree program, you will learn how to create and construct buildings that answer today’s economic, safety, technical, sustainability, and aesthetic requirements. Fundamentals of architectural design, structural engineering, and environmental systems, including green technologies.



  • Drafter/Designer
  • CAD Drafter
  • Structural Designer

Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science degree in Architectural Building Engineering Technology is offered through the Department of Design + Architectural Building Technology.

The Architectural Building Engineering Technology Program is based on the premise that buildings are designed and built using a 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, sustainability, and aesthetic requirements of a project. The associate degree program allows the student to develop these necessary abilities by emphasizing the fundamentals of architectural design, structural engineering, environmental systems, sustainability, and construction technology. The program is also designed to instill within the student a sense of professionalism and a desire to serve and contribute to society.

In the associate degree program, students also develop basic skills in drafting, graphic communications, three-dimensional theory, computer aided drafting (CAD), construction documents, construction techniques, green technology, and building materials. Upon successful completion of the associate degree program, students can continue into either the NEIT Bachelor of Science in Architectural Building Engineering Technology degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program.


Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission:

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.

Program Goals:

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 develop our students’ observational skills and critical thinking abilities.

3. To instill within each student an awareness of their responsibility to the profession and society through their ethical and professional behavior.

Program Outcomes:

The ABT graduate will be able to:

1. Function as a support member in a design and production team environment.

2. Evaluate and analyze fundamental design problems relative to the built environment and participate with the design team in the development of appropriate solutions.

3. Evaluate and analyze fundamental engineering problems relative to construction and develop appropriate solutions.

4. Demonstrate a historical appreciation relative to the building industry.

5. Demonstrate effective communication skills.

6. Generate construction documents using both electronic and non-electronic media.

7. Demonstrate a commitment to produce accurate and quality work.

8. Apply fundamental technology used in the building industry.

9. Develop an appreciation for sustainable design principles.

Associate in Science Degree

  • ABT 111 Introduction to Building Science
  • 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 126 Presentation Techniques
  • ABT 127 Introduction to Construction Estimating
  • ABT 135 Building Design & Technology II
  • ABT 137 Introduction to Environmental Systems
  • ABT 138 Surveying & Civil Technology
  • ABT 218 Building Information Modeling (BIM I)
  • ABT 221 Visualization Studies I
  • ABT 223 Structures I
  • ABT 225 Building Design & Technology III
  • ABT 232 Structures II
  • ABT 235 Building Design & Technology IV
  • ABT 236 Building Codes
  • ID 212 Programming
  • EN 100 Introduction to College Writing
  • EN 200 Workplace Communications
  • HI 235 Architectural History
  • MA 110 Introduction to College Math
  • MA 125 Technical Math I
  • MA 210 Technical Math II
  • PHY 200 Physics I & Lab