Civil Engineering Technology—Architectural Option (CETAO)

Description

The Civil Engineering Technology - Architectural Option prepares graduates to bridge the gap between the architect and design engineer by assisting in the design of architectural, mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems for buildings. Architectural technicians fill support positions in various architectural and engineering firms, and provide an important interface between the architect and the project engineer.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. To prepare students for the current needs of the profession, the curriculum provides fundamental knowledge of building information modeling and computer aided design (CAD) using Revit Architecture and Revit MEP software for design and construction of architectural, mechanical and lighting systems. In addition, students gain knowledge of construction methods and principles, architectural drafting and design, and the structural design involved in building construction.

Program Code

CETAO.AAS

Accreditation

The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET - http://www.abet.org - 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone (410) 347-7700
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Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Assist in the design of mechanical, HVAC, and lighting systems for buildings
  • Manage electronic plan development and maintenance
  • Supervise project personnel
  • Use CAD to prepare construction plans

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • CAD Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Project Coordinator

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$30,000 to $46,000 annually

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that as civil engineering technology continues to advance, employers will seek technicians with a strong background in CAD, in addition to high levels of technical sophistication, and the ability to apply this knowledge to a broader range of responsibilities (including some tasks that in the past were performed only by engineers and architects). Employment of civil engineering technicians is projected to remain steady through 2022. The need to maintain and repair an aging infrastructure will sustain demand for these workers.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • KZF Design
  • Peck Hannaford and Briggs
  • Roth Partnership Inc.
  • Steven Schaefer Associates, Inc.
  • THP Limited Inc.

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $14/hr

Curriculum

Civil Engineering Technology—Architectural Option (CETA)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CET 100 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology ( B) 2 2 3
CET 105 Introduction to Surveying ( B) 2 3 3
CET 115 Architectural Drafting and Computer Aided Design ( B) 2 4 4
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry ( G) 3 2 4
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
CET 120 Advanced Computer Aided Design: Revit Architecture ( T) 3 3 4
CET 125 Statics and Strength of Materials (CET) ( T) 3 3 4
CET 130 Building Codes and Materials ( T) 2 2 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
MAT 126 Functions and Calculus 3 2 4
Semester 3      
CET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology 1 40 2
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 4      
CET 205 Architectural Design and 3D Modeling: Revit Architecture ( T) 3 3 4
CET 210 Lighting and Electrical Systems Design ( T) 2 3 3
CET 215 Mechanical and HVAC Systems Design ( T) 2 3 3
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based 3 3 4
Semester 5      
CET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Civil Engineering Technology 1 40 2
Semester 6      
CET 200 Structural Design ( T) 3 3 4
CET 220 3D Modeling: Revit MEP and Revit Structure ( T) 2 3 3
CET 280 Civil Engineering Technology Architectural Capstone ( T) 2 5 4
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics ( G) 3 0 3
Total Credits:   52 124 71

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3

Contacts

Program Chair
Carol Morman, PE, PS, MS
(513) 569-1770
Advisor
Elias Feghali, BS
(513) 569-1471
elias.feghali@cincinnatistate.edu
Co-op Coordinator
James (Doug) Woodruff, MBA
Jennifer Geiger, BS
(513) 569-1648
(513) 569-5817
james.woodruff@cincinnatistate.edu