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Architectural & Engineering Design

  1. Program Overview
  2. Program Learning Outcomes
  3. View Program Curriculum
  4. High School Course Recommendations
  5. Continuing Your Education

Program Overview

This is a two-year associate in applied science degree program preparing students who plan to assist architects, engineers, and contractors who work in the diverse manufacturing industry. Students graduate prepared for technician level work. Offering a variety of drafting/design disciplines, the Architectural and Engineering Design program provides students with individual choices of specialization including architectural, mechanical and electro-mechanical interests.

The Architectural and Engineering Design program will provide a wide selection of courses, both specific and broad in scope, reinforced by established degree level courses in general education and related technologies.

The Architectural and Engineering Design program is accessible for the full or part-time student. Some sequential scheduling of courses, however, is necessary to provide program continuity. Therefore, some options may not be possible when considering the priorities of some part-time students. All candidates are encouraged to contact the advisors in the Architectural and Engineering Design Department regarding course and program selection.

Knowledge of DOS, windows and keyboarding skills are strongly recommended for all entering students.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and apply proper technical graphic standards and drawing techniques.
  • Acquire and demonstrate a knowledge of specific disciplines, including architectural, mechanical, electrical, and civil.
  • Identify and solve design problems by working with recognized methods and material limits.
  • Learn discipline-specific design, and develop solutions based upon the design criteria in a timely fashion.
  • Understand and use AutoCAD effectively to generate drawings and designs in both two and three dimensional formats.
  • Organize and present designs, drawings, and concepts clearly.
  • Demonstrate acceptable work ethics.

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High School Course Recommendations

The following courses are not required for entrance into the program, but they are highly recommended.

Algebra I
Algebra II
Technical Physics

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Continuing your Education

Associate degree graduates can transfer a full two years of credit toward a baccalaureate degree in Applied Technical Education or Applied Technical Leadership at the University of Southern Maine. They may also transfer two years of credit toward a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration at Husson College.

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