Course Descriptions

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AET A101 Fundamentals of CADD for Building Construction  4 CR

Introduces basic CADD (computer aided drafting and design) skills necessary in civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical drafting within the construction industry. Defines the working relationship between design and construction professionals and drafters/technicians.

AET A102 Methods of Building Construction  3 CR

Introduces basic knowledge of building materials, written specifications, techniques, and systems. Outlines structural systems, construction processes, and assemblies. Includes a field project involving student team research of current Alaskan building type.

AET A111 Civil Drafting  3 CR

Introduces technical skills needed by drafters and technicians to work with civil engineers and surveyors. Includes office practices, staff relationships, and civil drawing production. Develops computer-aided drafting skills for mapping used in site development.

AET A121 Architectural Drafting  3 CR

Introduces technical skills needed by architectural drafters and technicians to work with architects. Includes office practices, staff relationships, and architectural drawing production. Develops computer-aided drafting skills in architectural drawing symbols, conventions, dimensioning systems, reference systems, sheet organization, code requirements and research methods for detailing light commercial buildings.

AET A123 Codes and Standards  3 CR

Provides an introduction and overview of the fundamental provisions of the building codes used for plan review, life-safety evaluation of the buildings, and community development.

AET A131 Structural Drafting  3 CR

Introduces technical skills needed by structural drafters and technicians to work with structural engineers. Includes office practices, staff relationships, and structural drawing production. Develops computer-aided drafting skills in symbols, conventions, dimensioning systems, sheet organizations, code analysis and research methods for steel, wood, and reinforced concrete buildings.

AET A142 Mechanical and Electrical Technology  4 CR

Introduces the basic mechanical and electrical systems required in all buildings for the safety, health, comfort, and convenience of the occupants. Emphasizes design criteria, code requirements, and interpreting construction documents.

AET A143 Mechanical and Electrical Drafting   3 CR

Introduces technical analysis, theory, code requirements, and CADD techniques to produce construction drawings for mechanical and electrical building systems. Includes drafting conventions, drawing symbols, terminology,and research methods for residential and commercial building systems and equipment.

AET A181 Intermediate CADD for Building Construction  4 CR

Develops intermediate level CADD (computer-aided design and drafting) skills for, architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings used in building construction. Includes 3-D space, surface modeling and solid modeling.

AET A213 Civil Technology  4 CR

Outlines elements of civil design, including soils and soil mechanics, foundations, roads, and utilities using local, state and Federal regulations. Students will also be introduced to elements of construction surveying.

AET A231 Structural Technology  4 CR

Examines structural theory and the physical principles that underlie structural behavior. Includes the use of materials in a manner to maintain structural stability against such natural forces as gravity, wind, snow, and earthquakes. Covers connection detailing and code requirements for wood, steel and reinforced concrete.

AET A282 Advanced CADD Techniques  4 CR

Continues skill development in CADD (computer-aided design and drafting) at an advanced level for the production of architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings used in building construction. Includes 3-D space, shading, rendering and animation techniques.

AET A283 CADD Software Customization 3 CR

Presents the skills and knowledge necessary to modify and customize the CADD user interface, create customized CADD features for diverse domains, and manage CADD standards and projects in professional environments.

AET A286 Design Project 4 CR

Provides a culmination problem-solving situation for students from the various certificate programs. The problem will be taken from community-generated enterprise and solved in a project-based learning environment.

AET A290 Architectural & Engineering Technology Selected Topics (Topic)  1-6 CR

Provides theoretical and/or experiential learning in selected areas of Architectural and Engineering Technology. Provides technical information on current industry trends.

AET A295 Architectural & Engineering Technology Internship    1-3 CR

Places students in generalized and specialized architectural, engineering or building construction offices related to student educational program and occupational objectives. Direct supervision by architect, engineer, or contractor professional, program faculty and Cooperative Education Director.

AET A490 Architectural & Engineering Technology Selected Topics (Topic) 1-6 CR

Provides advanced theoretical and/or experiential learning in selected areas of Architectural and Engineering Technology. Provides technical information on current industry trends.