Architectural & Engineering Design Technology

The purpose of this program is to prepare the students for employment in architectural, visual, and civil engineering technology industries. The student will be required to have an understanding of but not limited to, the following areas: principles of drafting, architectural drafting, civil drafting, layout and design, application of the latest drawing software programs, current knowledge of building standards and codes, and construction materials and specifications.

Specialization: Architectural & Engineering Design Technology

The Architectural & Engineering Design Technology degree is designed to provide a pathway to the fields of architectural, visual, and civil engineering technologies and to assist students in preparing architectural and structural construction documents, such as: residential projects, schools, office spaces, and commercial/industrial buildings. In addition, the students develop skills in the production of presentational free-hand drawings, working/ study models, and various computer generated graphics. These means allow students to utilize specialized CAD software in solving design challenges both technically and graphically.

Specialization: Architectural & Civil Engineering Technology

Students with an Architectural & Civil Engineering Technology degree produce drawings related to the civil engineering profession. Such drawings can include: Topographical Maps, Property Boundary Maps & Surveys, Utility Design Maps (water distribution and sanitary sewer collection), Drainage Plans, and Grading Plans. These drawings/plans play an important role in the preparation of a site for the construction of highways, roads, bridges, buildings, parks, lakes, homes, and many other developments.

Specialization: Architectural & Visual Technology

Students with an Architectural & Visual Technology degree are trained to create, manipulate, or enhance computerized images. The technician will prepare the imaging needs for architects, engineers, contractors, and publication agencies. These images may be applied in every day marketing, communication, and design production. Students can utilize their skills not only for the creation of technical documents but also for the creation of computer renderings and animations, digital photographs and video for presentation purposes.

Degree Plans Faculty Staff

Name E-mail Phone Location
Amaya, Jesus L. jamaya22 956-447-1206 Mid-Valley H-133
Lozano, Sara smcardoz 956-872-6180 TECH A-219
Popescu, Radu rpopescu 956-872-6129 TECH A-227
Reyes, Javier jreyes 956-872-2791 TECH A-113
Salas, Laura lsalas 956-872-6178 TECH A-230
Singery, Maryam msingery 956-872-6129 TECH A-111
Valdez, Omar ovaldes 956-872-6157 TECH A-216
Vanguelova, Magarita mgvangue 956-872-6228 TECH A-115
Vela, Jose jcvela 956-872-6252 TECH A-212

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Lopez, Miguel mlopez94 956-872-6177 TECH A-227
Villanueva, Antoinette avill220 956-872-6118 TECH A-113

Additional Notes

Prior to completion of the Associate of Applied Science program, the student is expected to have completed 320 hours of an external learning experience.

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