Architectural & Engineering Technology (AET)

Museum 2B

  • Creative Design Thinking
  • 3D Digital Modeling
  • Graphic Composition & Presentation
  • Construction Documents
  • Careers:
    • Architecture
    • Engineering Drafting & Design Support
    • Construction Drafting & Design Support
    • Graphic Design
    • Marketing & Advertising
    • CGI / Animation / Entertainment

Please contact the Building Technologies office for more information: (907) 786-6465.

The Associate of Applied Science in Architectural & Engineering Technology (AET) combines
creative design thinking with digital, state-of-the-art 3D modeling to prepare students for jobs in
the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry as well as government agencies
involved in construction. Students also acquire skills that are used in the graphic design and
marketing industries. Student are prepared for a wide array of employment opportunities from
entry level designers to drafting technicians.

Classes in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Building Information Modeling
  (BIM), mechanical / electrical / plumbing, and structural systems are combined with innovative
design studios and classes in art appreciation, hand drawing, and art/architecture history to build
a comprehensive understanding of how to create, promote, and build designs for homes, offices,
roads, bridges, cities, and culture.

Mastery of digital design software is an important part of the AET program. These powerful
technologies provide visualization of creative ideas. They are used to produce the technical
drawings and graphic images for project articulation and promotion. Studio courses in design
thinking and design process develop the ability to create original designs. Graphic presentation
skills develop the ability to translate design solutions into the images and technical documents
used in the building process.

Industry needs people who are able to face difficult design challenges, who are skilled at
independent, creative thinking, who know how things are built and know how to communicate
ideas through digital media. The AET program is dedicated to providing industry with the skilled
and talented individuals who will design and build the future.

The Associate of Applied Science in Architectural and Engineering Technology is a gateway to
many different careers and academic pathways. The program is based on classes often found in
the first two years of architecture school. It may qualify students to transfer into National
Architectural Accrediting Board institutions, leading to professional licensure.

Please contact the Building Technologies office for more information: (907) 786-6465.