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JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024
Make your mark on history by seeing your ideas take shape in tangible objects. Vermont Tech offers exciting and challenging instruction in how to plan, shape, and maintain the structures in the world around us, including homes, large commercial buildings, and bridges. All students gain extensive exposure to architectural design; history; construction materials and methods; structural engineering; surveying; estimating; heating; ventilating; plumbing; and energy-conscious design. You'll be introduced to the fundamental skills of architectural and engineering drafting, including instruction in CAD systems, along with an academic foundation in science, mathematics, and technical writing. Practical projects involve laboratory testing and field observation of construction.
Graduates of this program are prepared for a wide range of careers in the constructed-facilities industry, including those in sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally-conscious fields, at the technical and design support level. Graduates understand the importance of teamwork and of the economic, social, and environmental consequences of choices made in the exciting building industry. They typically enjoy positions with architects, engineers, and building contractors and provide all levels of support to the building industry in manufacturing, sale, and governmental administration. Graduates of the program are also prepared to advance to bachelor’s degree programs in architecture or engineering to further enhance their abilities to effect positive change in the world.
Graduation from the program at the associate level allows students an ideal opportunity to make an informed decision relative to their career paths. This “decision platform” offered to students completing their associate degree is one of the program’s greatest strengths. Students may continue on into a bachelor of science degree program in Architectural Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or Business Technology & Management. Some program graduates transfer to other schools of architecture or engineering to continue working toward a bachelor’s or other degree in these fields.
Educational objectives for graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:
A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology will be able to:
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)
2016 Median Pay (Architecture & Engineering Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS
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