Overview

Learn how to “design to code,” the fundamentals of computer-aided design and building systems, as well as local and national building codes. This certificate is perfect if you want to learn a basic introduction to architectural engineering technology and if you intend to pursue a degree in AET.

The Architectural System and Codes Certificate is a two-semester program that addresses the basics of architectural systems and the concepts of “designing to code.” The program covers the fundamentals of computer-aided design and building systems and codes. This certificate is designed both for the students needing a basic introduction to architectural engineering technology and those who intend to pursue a degree in AET.

Certificate curricula are reviewed and updated periodically in response to community and industry demands. The student is cautioned to discuss certificate choices and course selections with an academic and career advisor before each registration cycle.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
AET-101 Building Systems I

Building Systems I

ID: AET-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of design and construction techniques in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
AET-105 Construction Documents

Construction Documents

ID: AET-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of residential, commercial, and industrial building construction documents, including construction specifications, general conditions, and construction industry symbols.

3
AET-123 Architectural Drafting

Architectural Drafting

ID: AET-123

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of architectural planning and design with an emphasis on residential and light commercial construction.

3
Semester 2
(13 Credit Hours)
AET-103 International Building and Residential C

International Building and Residential C

ID: AET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the international building codes and the international residential codes, as well as local code requirements.

3
AET-201 Building Systems II

Building Systems II

ID: AET-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers mechanical systems, electrical systems and code requirements for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
AET-221 Architectural Computer Graphics II

Architectural Computer Graphics II

ID: AET-221

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes a study of cad commands with architectural applications and routines. A complete set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building using the computer as the drafting tool is produced. Using the computer as the drafting tool.

4
CET-235 Construction Methods and Estimating

Construction Methods and Estimating

ID: CET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic construction techniques with emphasis on cost estimating. This course includes quantity takeoff and tabulation of data spreadsheet format. Oral and written presentations are included.

3
      Total Credit Hours 25
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,700.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
AET-101 Building Systems I

Building Systems I

ID: AET-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of design and construction techniques in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
AET-105 Construction Documents

Construction Documents

ID: AET-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of residential, commercial, and industrial building construction documents, including construction specifications, general conditions, and construction industry symbols.

3
AET-123 Architectural Drafting

Architectural Drafting

ID: AET-123

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of architectural planning and design with an emphasis on residential and light commercial construction.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
AET-103 International Building and Residential C

International Building and Residential C

ID: AET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the international building codes and the international residential codes, as well as local code requirements.

3
AET-201 Building Systems II

Building Systems II

ID: AET-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers mechanical systems, electrical systems and code requirements for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
AET-221 Architectural Computer Graphics II

Architectural Computer Graphics II

ID: AET-221

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes a study of cad commands with architectural applications and routines. A complete set of working drawings of a residential or commercial building using the computer as the drafting tool is produced. Using the computer as the drafting tool.

4
CET-235 Construction Methods and Estimating

Construction Methods and Estimating

ID: CET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic construction techniques with emphasis on cost estimating. This course includes quantity takeoff and tabulation of data spreadsheet format. Oral and written presentations are included.

3
      Total Credit Hours 25
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$4,700.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Inspector

Inspectors examine buildings, highways and streets, sewer and water systems, dams, bridges, and other structures. They also inspect electrical; heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR); and plumbing systems. Although no two inspections are alike, inspectors perform an initial check during the first phase of construction and followup inspections throughout the construction project. When the project is finished, they do a final, comprehensive inspection and provide written or oral feedback related to their findings.

Projected Job Growth

+10.3%

Average Annual Salary

$44,713

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Infrastructure Firms

Careers

Design Technician

Architectural design technicians are structural designers that work with engineers and general architects to create construction blueprints. Most technicians are not involved with the actual designing of the building, but focus on creating the guidelines for how it's constructed.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

$69,742

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Infrastructure Firms

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Graduates of this certificate can immediately enter the workforce, getting jobs as inspectors, drafters, or designers. 

Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology at MTC

Graduates of this certificate can take additional coursework in general education areas as well as specialized coursework in the area of Architectural Engineering Technology to complete an associate degree.