Architectural & Engineering Design Technology

Program Learning Outcomes

Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

1.  Students will be able to describe professions in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
2.  Students will apply fundamentals and standards in development of graphic solutions for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
3.  Students will be able to describe professions in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
4.  Students will utilize equipment and technologies used in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
Specialization: Architectural and Visual Technology, Certificate
 
1.  Students will be able to describe professions in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
2.  Students will apply fundamentals and standards in development of graphic solutions for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
3.  Students will be able to describe professions in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
4.  Students will utilize equipment and technologies used in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
Specialization: Architectural and Visual Technology, Associate of Applied Science
 
1.  Students will be able to describe professions in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
2.  Students will apply fundamentals and standards in development of graphic solutions for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
3.  Students will be able to identify and interpret construction documents and their components.
 
4.  Students will utilize equipment and technologies used in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
5.  Students will be able to integrate advanced graphic skills in the creation and presentation of construction documents for production of Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry projects.
 
6.  Students will be able to apply specialized skills to a designated internship position related to the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
Specialization:  Civil Engineering Technology, Certificate
 
1.  Students will be able to describe professions in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
2.  Students will apply fundamentals and standards in development of graphic solutions for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
3.  Students will be able to identify and interpret construction documents and their components.
 
4.  Students will utilize equipment and technologies used in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
Specialization:  Civil Engineering Technology, Associate of Applied Science
 
1.  Students will be able to describe professions in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
2.  Students will apply fundamentals and standards in development of graphic solutions for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
3.  Students will be able to identify and interpret construction documents and their components.
 
4. Students will utilize equipment and technologies used in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
 
5.   Students will be able to integrate advanced graphic skills in the creation and presentation of construction documents for production of Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry projects.
 
6.  Students will be able to apply specialized skills to a designated internship position related to the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

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.
Cesar Alejandro Roque, Architect, ROFA Architects
Heriberto Cavazos, Engineer, Green, Rubiano & Associates
Erica Salinas, PBK Architects

Certificates

Associate Degrees

Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
DFTG 1470 Introduction to Civil Drafting 4
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours18

Architectural and Visual Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
 Credit Hours14
Spring
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
FallCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
DFTG 1470 Introduction to Civil Drafting 4
 Credit Hours14
Spring
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 Year
FallCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
 Credit Hours14
Spring
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
INDS 1445 Commercial Design I 4
DFTG 2400 CAPSTONE: Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
 Credit Hours12
Summer
Math Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
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
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 Year
FallCredit Hours
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ARCH 1311 Introduction to Architecture 3
DFTG 1470 Introduction to Civil Drafting 4
 Credit Hours14
Spring
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Capstone: Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
SRVY 1413 Plane Surveying 4
 Credit Hours12
Summer
Math Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
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
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