Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Engineering Design Technician (ARCED)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Fort Omaha Campus

This degree builds a strong foundation of architectural engineering knowledge through project-based learning. Students learn how cutting-edge technology, design, and construction techniques influence the production of construction documents used to create buildings. It prepares students to enter the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry as BIM (building information modeling) technicians capable of supporting the work of engineers, manufacturers, and contractors.

Students will select a focus path of either Electrical, Mechanical or Structural.

Recommended Program Map     

Click here    to see the recommended Program Map for this degree. Courses are listed by quarter to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a quarter, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your map, please call 531-622-2400.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 46.5
Option Requirements: 22.5-27.0
General Education: 22.5
Total credit hours required: 91.5 - 96.0

The following General Education courses are recommended for Architectural Design Technician (ARCED): Communication: ENGL 1225; Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1240  or higher; Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: ARCH 1000 ; Scientific Inquiry: PHYS 1010; Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy: INFO 1001

Option Requirements for Architectural Engineering Design Technician

Students select a focus path of either Electrical, Mechanical or Structural and complete the courses under that option. Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to determine the focus path that meets their education and career goals.

Electrical Focus

Mechanical Focus

Structural Focus

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.