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Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies (AEC)

This program prepares students for employment with architectural firms, contractors, engineers, surveyors, or government agencies. Job responsibilities may range from making accurate working drawings of buildings to assisting a surveying crew. Sustainability and green building concepts are emphasized.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:picture of AEC student at work
  • Demonstrate entry-level skills for accuracy in drawing geometric shapes, axonometric pictorials, orthographic projections, and identify the relationship of features to demonstrate visualization proficiency.
  • Identify or describe the characteristics and uses of construction materials, building products and systems, and research these materials for use based on a prescribed design project requirement.
  • Use with reasonable competence HAWCC's two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD programs to create architectural and engineering drawing documents for use in the Construction Technology Capstone DHHL Model Home Project site.
  • Use with reasonable competence HAWCC's surveying hand tools/equipment, theodolite, total stations, and GPS Garmin's safely on campus and at the DHHL Model Home Project site.
  • Formulate, design, revise, and construct projects of knowledge and comprehension based on design criteria requiring recall of past courses/experiences and be able to defend, explain, and discuss designs.
  • Demonstrate communication, critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills
  • Understand the balance between cultures, community and the environment.
  • Demonstrate computation and reasoning skills.

Student Learning Outcome Assessment

We are committed to quality learning through the systematic assessment of our programs and course learning outcomes.

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Entry Requirements

  • Proficiency levels in both reading and mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:
Subject Area Placement into course
Mathematics Math 66 and Math 100
Writing Eng 100

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Contact Information
Hawaiʻi Community College
ATE Division
Construction Tech Dept.
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Attn: Gayle Cho
Office: (808) 934-2680
Div. Office: (808) 934-2670