Architecture & Engineering Design

This program is designed and formatted to stimulate students in a professional and challenging environment while offering them a platform from which to continue a career in an architecture or engineering field. Students use physical plan and design documents in conjunction with their understanding and ability to use CAD software to analyze projects both in the classroom and on site.

The program is offered in four semesters:
STEM 210 Engineering Design
STEM 211 Architecture Design
STEM 310 Advanced Engineering Design
STEM 311 Advanced Architecture Design

STEM 210 ENGINEERING DESIGN
120 minutes daily, fall semester

This course is an in-depth examination of Engineering as a discipline and industry. Students learn the college entry-level engineering & mechanical design principles necessary for acceptance to any engineering degree program or career. Students gain proficiency in implementing and evaluating the Engineering Design Process by applying scientific inquiry, technology, Engineering by Design, mathematic numeracy, simulated problem solving using AutoCAD Inventor, and analysis of engineering related spatial relationships through visual modeling and 3-Dimensional prototype printing in a virtual fabrication environment. Fast-paced units of study investigate: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Electrical Engineering & Robotics, Sustainable Energy, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering & Geothermal Science, and Mechanical & Automotive Engineering. Past projects include: bridge modeling and failure analysis, jet turbine modeling and analysis, wind tunnel development, autonomous and radio controlled robotics, and 3-dimensional printing and prototyping. Successful students will finish with a portfolio demonstrating college-level engineering design and problem solving.

STEM 211 ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
120 minutes daily, spring semester

This course is an in-depth investigation of Architecture as a discipline and industry. Students learn the college entry-level architecture design principles necessary for acceptance to any architecture degree program or career. Students gain proficiency in implementing and evaluating the Architecture Design Process by applying scientific inquiry, technology, mathematic numeracy, simulated problem solving using AutoCAD Architecture & REVIT, and analysis of architecturally related spatial relationships through visual modeling and 3-Dimensional prototype printing in a virtual fabrication environment. Fast-paced units of study investigate: Architecture History, Architecture Intentions & Theory, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Residential Planning & Design, and Modeling & Alternative Representations. Past projects include: 3D residential modeling and analysis, public pavilion modeling and analysis, restaurant design, agribusiness structures, and 3-dimensional printing and prototyping. Successful students will finish with a portfolio demonstrating college-level architecture design and problem solving.

STEM 310 ADVANCED ENGINEERING DESIGN
120 minutes daily, fall semester

Engineering Design Level 2 offers students the opportunity to advance from the concepts of Level 1 and pursue a specific engineering career track. Level 2 students will work independently, with the guidance, support, and supervision of the program instructor, through advanced problem- based design scenarios related to the engineering track selected. Successful Level 2 students will complete the course with a clear understanding of the specific expectations and career opportunities related to the unique engineering field they wish to pursue. Students wishing to enroll in post-secondary engineering degree programs are highly recommended to apply to Engineering Design Level 1 and Level 2

STEM 311 ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
120 minutes daily, spring semester

Architecture Design Level 2 offers students the opportunity to advance from the concepts of Level 1 and pursue a specific architecture career track. Level 2 students will work independently, with the guidance, support, and supervision of the program instructor, through advanced problem- based design scenarios related to the architecture track selected. Successful Level 2 students will complete the course with a clear understanding of the specific expectations and career opportunities related to the unique architecture design field they wish to pursue. Students wishing to enroll in post-secondary architecture degree programs are highly recommended to apply to Architecture Design Level 1 and Level 2

Prerequisite: 10 credits on transcript. Completion of Algebra I and Geometry.

Recommended Preparation: STEM 100, 101 or 110, Algebra II, Chemistry, English.

Desirable Qualifications: An interest in design, innovation, the human element, college or post-secondary studies, computers.

Credits: One embedded math and five elective credits upon completion of four semesters of the program.