Architectural & Engineering Design Technology

Specialization: Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

This degree is designed to assist students in preparing architectural, structural and civil construction documents for commercial, industrial and civil projects. Students are trained in various industry standard software including AutoCad, Revit, Microstation and Civil 3D to produce construction documents. They develop skills in the production of working/study models, Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D printing and through specialized courses learn basic civil engineering technologies and surveying techniques. In addition, students are introduced to architecture through an academic course and provided an opportunity to transfer credit to a four-year institution.

Architectural and Engineering Design Technology

Certificate

This specialization is designed to provide a pathway to the fields of architectural, visual, and civil engineering technologies. Students take basic courses that introduce them to a wide range of disciplines in the design-build community. In addition, students are introduced to architecture through an academic course and provided an opportunity to transfer credit to a four-year institution.

Specialization: Architectural and Visual Technology

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for careers in the design, building, and general business sectors. Students learn to communicate design solutions for architects, engineers, builders, and development companies through construction documents and numerous 2D and 3D visualizations. Students are trained in various industry standard software including AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Upon completion of this program, students will be skilled in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and advanced graphic techniques. In addition, students are introduced to architecture through an academic course and provided an opportunity to transfer credit to a four-year institution.

Hugo Avila, Engineer, Halff Associates
Alejandro Folchi, Amtech Building Services
Jose Vela, Designer, Sigma HN Engineering
Sergio Castillo, Revit Specialist, ERO Architects
Yvette Barrera, City Engineer, City of McAllen
Oscar Lopez, President, Lopez Engineering Group, Inc.
Mohammad Azarbayejany – Professor at the Civil Engineering program at UTPA
Katrin Leonard – Associate, Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc.
Carolina Civarolo, Architect, Orange Made LLC
John Gates, Principal Architect, Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects
Eugene Palacios, Project Manager, LNV Inc.
Manuel Hinojosa, FAIA, ROFA Architects

Certificates

Associates Degrees

Architectural & Civil Engineering Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
DFTG 1493 Introduction to Civil Drafting 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
SRVY 1413 Plane Surveying 4
DFTG 2421 Topographical Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Capstone Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours30 Credit Hours

Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
DFTG 1493 Introduction to Civil Drafting 4
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours18 Credit Hours

Architectural and Visual Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential 4
PHTC 2431 Architectural Photography 4
ARTC 1402 Capstone Digital Imaging I 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours30 Credit Hours

Architectural & Engineering Design Technology 

Specialization: Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
DFTG 1493 Introduction to Civil Drafting 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Capstone Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
SRVY 1413 Plane Surveying 4
DFTG 2421 Topographical Drafting 4
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
Math Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Semester
ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 4
DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
DFTG 2438 Final Project - Advanced Drafting 4
 Credit Hours12
Summer Session II
Humanities Elective 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or Introduction to Sociology
3
DFTG 1380 Cooperative Education 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hours General Education requirement

Architectural & Engineering Design Technology

Specialization: Architectural and Visual Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential 4
PHTC 2431 Architectural Photography 4
ARTC 1402 Capstone Digital Imaging I 4
 Credit Hours16
Summer Session I
Math Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Semester
INDS 2405 Interior Design Graphics 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
DFTG 2438 Final Project - Advanced Drafting 4
 Credit Hours12
Fifth Semester
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or Introduction to Sociology
3
DFTG 1380 Cooperative Education 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement