Course Descriptions - AET

Architectural Technology (AET)

AET 101S Architectural Drawing
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None
(Lec 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the tools and techniques used to produce architectural drawings. This will include proper lettering and line value techniques in creating the components of architectural working drawings. Upon completion of this course, the student will know how to draw plans, elevations, schedules and details. (F, Sp, Su)

AET 103 Working Drawings
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: AET 101S, AET 290, and AET 110
(Lec 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to teach the student to create and draw a set of architectural working drawings and formalize specifications. This will include a set of architectural working drawings. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to create a set of working drawings and specifications for a building that will include a plot plan, foundation plan, floor plans, elevations, details, and a set of written specifications. (Sp)

AET 110 Basic Architectural CAD
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None
(Lec 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to architectural computer-aided drafting (CAD). This will include zooming, snapping, coordinate schemes, copying, moving, plotting, layers, trimming, offsetting, filleting, breaking, blocking, inserting, and dimensioning. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to draw and dimension basic floor plans and other components of architectural working drawings. (F, Sp, Su)

AET 182A (181A) Special Topics Architectural Desktop 3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None
(Lec 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
These courses provide specialized instruction in various areas related to architectural engineering. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ need. (Sp)

AET 200 Advanced Architectural CAD
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: AET 101S and AET 110
(Lec 2 hr, Lab 2 hrs)
This course provides instruction in 3D design modeling utilizing the 3D capabilities of CAD software. Emphasis is placed on 3D wireframe, surface and solid modeling along with the development of 2D working drawings from 3D models. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the techniques and commands used in computer aided drafting which are necessary to create architectural drawings and 3D models. (F, Sp, Su)

AET 233 Structural Design of Buildings
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: CDT 225
This course introduces the student to the structural components of building design and the materials used in these components. This will include the materials of wood, steel, and concrete with the emphasis on wood and concrete. Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able to design decking, joists, beams, girders, and columns. (Sp)

AET 241 Building and Zoning Code
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: CMT 101S and either AET 101S or CMT 102
Students learn from the basic principles of building and zoning codes. The course includes the study of fire and life safety design and construction requirements and zoning regulations. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to
apply building code and requirements in planning and designing buildings. (Sp)

AET 290 Building Information Modeling (BIM)
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None
(Lec 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to Building information Modeling (BIM). The course will provide the student with tools and techniques used to transform 2d drawings into 3d models using Building Information Modeling software. Emphasis will be placed on increasing the students understanding of a design, bid, build construction project by creating or simulating construction process virtually. (Su)