Architectural & Engineering Design Technology

Advisory Committee Members

Hugo Avila, Engineer, DBR Engineering Consultants
Yvette Barrera, City Engineer, City of McAllen
Sergio Castillo, Revit Specialist, Sam Garcia Architects
​Alfonso Soto, Principal, Terracon
Katrin Leonard, Associate, Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc.
Esteban Zamora, Negrete & Kolar Architects
John Gates, Principal Architect, Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects
Erica Salinas, PBK Architects

Certificates

Associate Degrees

Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

Gainful Employment (https://www.southtexascollege.edu/ge/Architectural-Drafting/index.html)

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

Architectural and Visual Technology Certificate

Gainful Employment (https://www.southtexascollege.edu/ge/Design-and-Technical-Graphics/index.html)

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 2400 CAPSTONE: Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
INDS 1445 Commercial Design I 4
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours26

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 2428 Capstone: Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours26

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
INDS 1445 Commercial Design I 4
DFTG 2400 CAPSTONE: Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
 Credit Hours12
Summer Session I
Math Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Semester
DFTG 1441 Intermediate Technical Animation and Rendering 4
PHTC 2431 Architectural Photography 4
ARCH 1301 Architectural History I 1 3
ARCH 1303 Architectural Design I 3
 Credit Hours14
Fifth Semester (Spring)
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
ARCH 1302 Architectural History II 1 3
DFTG 2438 Final Project - Advanced Drafting 4
DFTG 1480 Cooperative Education 4
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours60

Architectural & Engineering Design Technology 

Specialization: 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
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
Math Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Semester
ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 4
DFTG 1430 Civil Drafting I 4
ARCH 1301 Architectural History I 1 3
ARCH 1303 Architectural Design I 3
 Credit Hours14
Fifth Semester (Spring)
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
ARCH 1302 Architectural History II 1 3
DFTG 2438 Final Project - Advanced Drafting 4
DFTG 1480 Cooperative Education 4
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours60