Make your mark on history by seeing your ideas take shape in the built environment. Vermont Tech offers exciting and challenging classes on how to plan, shape, and maintain the structures in the world around us. You'll gain the fundamental skills of architectural and engineering drafting, including instruction in CAD systems, along with a foundation in science, mathematics, and technical writing. Practical projects involve laboratory testing and field observation of construction.
Graduates of this program are prepared for a wide range of careers working with architects and engineers, including contractors, project managers, drafters, and surveyors.
Graduates of the program are also prepared to advance to bachelor’s degree programs in architecture or construction management to further enhance their abilities to effect positive change in the world.
The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page
The Program Educational Objectives for graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:
Graphic communication skills: using freehand sketches, board drafting, presentation graphics, and CAD as tools for design and communication
Communication skills: communicating technical information in writing, speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team and to interact effectively with clients, the public, and others
Technical skills: understanding residential and commercial building systems, materials, and regulations; applying that knowledge to site layout and material estimating; and using appropriate computer applications
Architectural design: demonstrating knowledge of historical precedents and aesthetics and using design principles (including energy use, conservation, and sustainability concepts) as part of a process to create workable building designs
Engineering design: understanding design principles and applying procedures in the design of building engineering systems in the areas of building structures, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and lighting with emphasis on energy use, conservation, and sustainability concepts
The Student Outcomes are for graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology to be able to:
Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
Conduct standard tests and measurements and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
Function effectively as a member of a technical team
Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly-defined engineering technology problems
Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate literature
Understand the need for and possess an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
Understand and commit to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
Commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
Utilize instruments, methods, software, and techniques that are appropriate to produce A/E documents and presentations
Utilize measuring methods that are appropriate for field, office, or lab
Apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to architectural engineering
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
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