Architecture/Engineering Department

Possible career opportunities in apprenticeship (steamfitting/plumbing/HVACR)

Apprenticeship is training that is designed to prepare an individual for a career in the skilled crafts and trades. Apprentices develop technical skills, experience the sharing of assignments and see how technical tasks relate specifically with theoretical knowledge and interpretation.

Possible career opportunities in architecture

Many general courses in architecture offer education in areas that are also applicable to an entry-level internship position performing manual or computer-aided drafting, furniture or cabinet design, or architectural rendering and illustration.

Possible career opportunities in construction

Students completing a certificate in construction are qualified for positions in middle management in the building and construction inspection field, and in supervision for the construction industry.

Possible careers in electrical/electronics technology

The types of jobs and careers involving electrical/electronics include: electrical, medical. industrial, and commercial electronic programmable logic controller systems, computers, consumer products, radio and television, instrumentation, communications, and automotive. 

Possible career opportunities in energy systems

An area of increasing job opportunities is in the various fields of alternate or renewable energy. This includes areas related to solar photovoltaics, solar water heating, wind energy systems, biodiesel and biofuels, biomass, fuel cells and related hydrogen energy devices and other small technologies. Most of the jobs n these areas are involved with the installation, design or maintenance of these systems. Most of these areas require skills in electricity, science and math.

Possible career opportunities in engineering and engineering technology

An area of increasing job opportunities is in the various fields of alternate or renewable energy. This includes areas related to solar photovoltaics, solar water heating, wind energy systems, biodiesel and biofuels, biomass, fuel cells and related hydrogen energy devices and other small technologies. Most of the jobs n these areas are involved with the installation, design or maintenance of these systems. Most of these areas require skills in electricity, science and math.

Possible career opportunities in mechanical technology

Maintenance technicians work in industries such as refineries, chemical plants, water utilities, steel manufacturing, and other large manufacturing operations. They machine metal parts, repair pumps and other rotating equipment, align shafts, repair valves, and complete other troubleshooting tasks and make repairs as assigned.

Associate degree and certificate program information

Degrees and certificates offered by the Architecture and Engineering Department

Associate in science degrees

  • Architecture design (ARCHI)
  • Architecture technology (ARCHI)
  • Construction (CONST)
    • specializations
      • Construction management
      • Construction and building inspection
      • Construction and supervision and superintendency
  • Electrical/electronics technology (ELECT/ELTRN)
  • Energy systems (ENSYS)
  • Civil design drafting technology (ENGTC)
  • Civil engineering (ENGIN)
  • Electrical engineering and computer engineering (ENGIN)
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineering technology (ENGTC) 
  • Industrial maintenance machinist/mechanic (mTECH) (ENGTC)  
  • Mechanical engineering (ENGIN)
  • Plumbing (PLUMB)Steamfitting (STMFT)
  • PreApprenticeship

Certificates of achievement

  • Architecture technology (ARCHI)
  • Construction and building inspection (CONST)
  • Construction management (CONST)
  • Construction and supervision and superintendency (CONST)
  • Electrical/electronics technology (ELECT/ELTRN)
  • Energy systems (ENSYS)
  • Civil drafting technology (ENGTC)
  • Civil drafting - CAD (ENGTC)
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineering technology (ENGTC)
  • Industrial maintenance machinist/mechanic (mTECH) (ENGTC)
  • Plumbing (PLUMB)
  • Steamfitting (STMFT)

Certificates of accomplishment

  • Computer aided drafting and digital media for engineering and architecture (ENGTC)
  • Electrical/electronics technology (ELECT/ELTRN)
    Energy systems (ENSYS)
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Plumbing (PLUMB)
  • Steamfitting (STMFT)

Architecture/Engineering Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Architecture/Engineering Department class schedules

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