Architect Engineering Tech (AET)
AET A100 Fundamentals of Drafting 3 Credits
Basic course in college drafting, designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to communicate using language of industry. Matanuska-Susitna College
Special Note: For non-majors only.
AET A101 Fundamentals of Construction Documents 3 Credits
Introduces the use, interpretation and production of construction documents. Introduces basic computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) skills used to produce and lay out civil, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings used in the construction industry. Develops skill in reading construction documents and retrieving information from them.
Registration Restrictions: Proof of eligibility for placement into WRTG A111. Appropriate SAT, ACT or UAA-approved math placement test scores may be used in lieu of MATH A105.
Prerequisites: MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.
AET A102 Methods and Materials of Building Construction 3 Credits
Introduces basic knowledge of building materials, systems and assemblies. Includes site considerations, structural systems, construction document interpretation and methods used in the construction process.
Registration Restrictions: Proof of eligibility for placement into WRTG A111 and MATH A105
AET A108 Technical Graphics and Modeling for Engineers 3 Credits
Introduces and develops skills for projection theory, sketching by hand, AutoCAD drafting, REVIT Systems, and Civil 3D modeling software.
AET A111 Civil Construction Drawings 3 Credits
Introduces technical skills needed by technicians to work with civil engineers and surveyors. Includes office practices, staff relationships and civil drawing production. Develops skills in modeling and mapping used in site development.
AET A123 Codes and Standards 3 Credits
Provides an introduction and overview of the fundamental provisions of the building codes used for plan review, life-safety evaluation of the buildings, and community development.
AET A131 Structural Construction Drawings 3 Credits
Introduces technical skills needed by structural technicians to work with structural engineers. Includes office practices, staff relationships and structural drawing production. Develops skills in modeling, symbols, conventions, dimensioning systems, sheet organizations, code analysis, and research methods for steel, wood and reinforced concrete buildings.
AET A143 Mechanical and Electrical Construction Drawings 3 Credits
Introduces technical analysis, theory, code requirements, modeling techniques and construction drawing methodology to produce construction drawings for mechanical and electrical building systems. Includes drawing conventions, symbols, terminology, and research methods for residential and commercial building mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.
AET A181 Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM) 3 Credits
Introduces the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software in the creation of 3D models and their associated construction documents. Includes the modeling of floor, wall and roof systems, as well as associated topographic features. Includes collaborative worksharing environments, information retrieval and collation, annotation, and presentation of BIM construction documents.
AET A213 Fundamentals of Civil Construction 4 Credits
Outlines elements of civil construction projects, including soils and soil mechanics, foundations, roads, hydrology, and utilities using local, state and federal regulations. Introduces elements of construction surveying and develops skill in the modeling and mapping tools used on civil construction projects.
AET A231 Structural Technology 3 Credits
Examines the physical principles that underlie the behavior of structures and materials. Investigates the load bearing capacity of wood, steel and reinforced concrete, including joinery techniques and tectonic expression. Includes the use and production of construction documents used to communicate structural intentions.
AET A242 Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems 4 Credits
Introduces basic mechanical and electrical systems required in all buildings for the safety, health, comfort and convenience of occupants. Emphasizes design criteria; code requirements; interpretation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction documents; and building energy usage. Includes drawing conventions, symbols and terminology used in mechanical and electrical construction documents.
AET A285 Design Project 1 5 Credits
Introduces design principles focusing on conceptual design, massing, composition, organization, scale, proportion, rhythm, articulation and presentation. Develops skill in the visualization of design concepts, the use of modeling as a medium of investigation, and introduces techniques used in the presentation of design solutions.
Prerequisites: AET A101 with a minimum grade of C and AET A102 with a minimum grade of C and AET A181 with a minimum grade of C and ART A105 with a minimum grade of C and ART A160 with a minimum grade of C and (ART A261 with a minimum grade of C or ART A262 with a minimum grade of C).
AET A286 Design Project 2 5 Credits
Investigates the role of context in the design process. Contextual issues such as climate, geography, society, economics, history and materiality will be used to explore how design responds to constraints and opportunities presented by the context in which a project is placed.
Prerequisites: AET A285 with a minimum grade of C.
AET A295 Architectural and Engineering Technology Internship 1-3 Credits
Places students in generalized and specialized architectural, engineering or building construction offices related to student educational program and occupational objectives. Direct supervision by architect, engineer, or contractor professional, program faculty, and Cooperative Education Director.
Registration Restrictions: Sophomore standing and faculty permission.