Additional information available on the Architectural Engineer/Construction Management Department website.
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The building construction industry is very broad and encompassing, offering many diverse and satisfying career options where students can explore and discover their fitting involvement. This program provides the technical training and preparation for students to participate as a valuable contributor in architectural, engineering, and construction firms. Alternatively, if the technical training is complemented by marketing skills, the student will obtain a basis to engage in the world of construction product sales. In order to attend to the wide-ranging career options available, the program has a three-part emphasis, Architectural Engineer, Construction Management, and Product Representative.
Career opportunities include architectural and engineering technician, draftsperson, certified document technician, construction project engineer, quantity surveying and sales. With additional equipping and/or education, additional career options include licensed professional architect, engineer, landscape designer, urban planner, general contractor, construction estimator, project manager, and building inspector.
This option focuses on sales, advertising, and bidding for product manufacturers. With the appropriate CAD training, this option could include preparation of shop and fabrication drawings attendant to construction materials/products.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Architectural Engineer/Construction Management program, students should be able to:
- Read architectural prints, solve common architectural problems, perform and support estimating functions, including national quantity, types, costs and estimates, labor requirements, equipment, and scheduling functions
- Use with efficiency the latest 2D and 3D CAD software programs to create industry-standard architectural drawings, both constructional and presentational using the drafting conventions including symbols, linetypes, lineweights, and dimension styles as applicable to the design discipline
- Draw objects of various orientations as may be prescribed, draw sections and elevations of objects, and identify the relationships of objects or object features to demonstrate interpretation and visualization proficiency using drafting industry standards
- Identify or describe the typical characteristics and uses of common construction materials, products, and systems, document them in drawings, and make appropriate selections based on design project requirements
- Produce a comprehensive set of construction documents using architectural construction drawings to design a residence or small commercial building
- Describe the role and purpose of building codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public
- Collaborate with other designers or technicians working cooperatively and equitably to overcome challenges of design problems and meet project goals while adapting to different working environments
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.