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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Architectural Engineering Technology (A.S.)


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Program: A.S.
Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 229 ~ 260-481-6797 ~ www.caet.ipfw.edu

Mission

To provide employers and the public of northeast Indiana with educated, technologically equipped graduates, able to serve the varied construction industries (represented by architectural, civil, and construction engineering technologies, and interior design) in advancing the solutions to problems facing the public and private sector.

Goals

  • To provide education of the traditional and returning adult student for career success in the construction industry
  • To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • To be responsive to the ever-changing technologies of the construction industries.
  • To instill in students the desire for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.


The breadth of the curriculum will provide leadership potential in addressing problems of the region, its people, and its industries.

This program helps you prepare for technical employment with architects, engineers, builders, materials suppliers, and related government agencies. You may work in drafting, architectural detailing, construction expediting, estimating, or sales. Graduates with experience hold jobs as senior drafting personnel, architectural job captains, construction supervisors, and contractors. This program also prepares you to work toward a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology. The architectural engineering technology program is not a professional architecture program and will not lead to licensure as a registered architect.

The department offers related majors in civil engineering technology and construction engineering technology. All three programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-770. The programs provide problemsolving skills, hands-on competency, and required state-of-the-art technical knowledge. Alumni of the department are employed in all areas of the building industry, including construction; architecture; interior design; civil engineering; land surveying; and state, county, and city governments.

To earn the A.S. with a major in architectural engineering technology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7); the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 3); and those described below:

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 11


Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 3


ETCS General Distribution Requirements Credits: 11


Total Credits: 68


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