The Civil Engineering Technology – Architectural Major prepares graduates to bridge the gap between the architect and design engineer by filling support positions in architectural and engineering firms and assisting in the design of architectural, mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems for buildings.
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.
Related ProgramsCivil Engineering Technology - Construction Management Major (CETCO)Surveying and Mapping (SAM)
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. The accreditation will end in Fall 2023.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Assist in the design of buildings including mechanical, HVAC, and lighting systems
- Manage electronic plan development and maintenance
- Supervise project personnel
- Use CAD and Revit software to prepare construction plans
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- CAD Manager
- Engineering Technician
- Project Coordinator
Graduate Employment Outlook
Employment of civil engineering technicians is projected to remain steady through 2026. 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). The need to maintain and repair an aging infrastructure will sustain demand for these workers.
$30,000 to $46,000 annually
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Civil Engineering Technology—Architectural Major (CETAO)
|CIT 190||Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B)||1||0||1|
|CET 115||Architectural Drafting and Computer Aided Design ( B)||2||4||4|
|MAT 124||Applied Algebra and Geometry ( G)||3||2||4|
|CET 108||Basic Construction Safety for Employees: OSHA 10 ( B)||1||0||1|
|CET 106||Plan Reading for Construction Management ( B)||3||0||3|
|FYE XXX First Year Experience Elective (B)||1||0||1|
|CET 120||Advanced Computer Aided Design: Revit Architecture ( T)||3||3||4|
|MAT 125||Algebra and Trigonometry ( G)||3||2||4|
|CET 141||Building Construction Methods 1: Materials and Codes ( B)||3||0||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1 ( G)||3||0||3|
|CET 291||Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology ( T)||1||40||2|
|PHY 151||Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G)||3||3||4|
|CET 205||Architectural Design and 3D Modeling: Revit Architecture ( T)||3||3||4|
|CET 211||Advanced Revit: Mechanical ( T)||2||3||3|
|CET 212||Advanced Revit: Electrical ( T)||2||3||3|
|SUR 105||Surveying Fundamentals ( T)||2||3||3|
|COMM 110||Public Speaking ( B)||3||0||3|
|CET 280||Civil Engineering Technology Architectural Capstone ( T)||2||6||4|
|ECO 105||Principles of Microeconomics ( G)||3||0||3|
|CET 246||Structural Systems of Building Construction ( T)||2||2||3|
|CET 292||Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Civil Engineering Technology ( T)||1||40||2|
|ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)||3||0||3|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|Any course from FYE or HNR 100|
|English Composition Elective (2nd English course)|
|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|
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B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
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