AEC 139, FIELD SHADOW EXPERIENCE
A required, 1-credit program course.


Students individually shadow an architect, engineer, or other industry professional for two hours per week (seven times) at times arranged. Three group meetings with all instructors for orientation and to share experiences. Placements tailored to student needs and interests. Students may enroll two times for credit.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Describe the activities and responsibilities of an architect or engineer based on firsthand observation.
  2. Report on her/his firsthand experiences in an architectural, engineering, or construction office.
  3. Describe dress, conduct, communication, and interpersonal relationships that are appropriate, required, or beneficial in a professional office environment.

TYPICAL COURSE CONTENT


Observation of Architect's or Engineer's Work
Attendance at Office Meetings
Job Site Visits
Attendance at Meetings with Contractors/Clients
Observation of Office Supervision
Observation of Production Work
Attendance at Office Training Sessions



DETAILS
  1. Prerequisite: AEC 120
  2. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  3. Roughly two hours of field shadow per week for seven weeks.
  4. The course is typically offered only in the fall term.
  5. View the course synopsis.