Students who complete the degree program receive the Associate
in Science degree, the most respected community college degree that requires all 100-level or higher
courses. Students must complete a program of school and community service apart from coursework and present a
professional portfolio at an end-of-program event prior to graduation.
For students who cannot attend classes four days a week because of employment during daytime work hours (or for other
reasons), there is now a 3-year plan of AEC classes only two days a week.
AEC Courses in the Program
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
|Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to...
- Draw objects of various orientations as may be prescribed, draw sections and elevations of objects, and identify the relationships of objects or object features to demonstrate visualization proficiency.
- Identify or describe the typical characteristics and uses of common construction materials, products, and systems, document them in drawings, and make appropriate selections based on design project requirements.
- Under supervision of an industry professional, design a residence or small commercial building, and create required construction drawings and a materials estimate for it.
- Use with reasonable efficiency the latest 2D and 3D CAD software programs to create industry-standard architectural and engineering drawings, both constructional and presentational.
- Describe the AEC industry and careers within the industry, model habits and attitudes for success in professional employment, prepare and present a professional resume and portfolio, and demonstrate developed interviewing skills in preparation for employment.
- Demonstrate computation, communication, critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills as well as a sensitivity and appreciation of diversity and community to perform effectively as a team member in a professional, competitive, and diverse work environment and as a responsible member of the community.
See the 2006 AEC Annual Report.
See the 2007 AEC Annual Report.
See the 2008 AEC Annual Report.
Aloha State AutoCAD® Users Group
The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter
Autodesk Inc. Publishers of AutoCAD® software.
Autodesk Users Group International
Hawai'i Tours Online. Presented by Honolulu Community College.
Hawaii State Public Library System
Honolulu Community College
Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education
SketchUp® 3D architectural modeling program by @Last Software.
State of Hawaii Department of Education (K-12)
University of Hawaii College of Engineering
University of Hawaii School of Architecture
If you are an alumnus of the AEC program at Honolulu Community College and would like to receive
our AEC ALUMNI NEWSLETTER, please e-mail us your name and address by clicking
here. Please entitle your message "Newsletter." The one-page newsletter
is mailed on or about the middle of September and April -- once a semester. Sections are devoted to projects that alumni
are working on, employment moves or promotions, general alumni news (personal or professional), upcoming events of possible
interest to others, employment notices, and news from the AEC program at HCC.
|HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS
AEC students Khoa Nguyen and Tarin Ma helping to construct a Habitat for Humanity home.
Upper left: Khoa attaching a brace to a foundation post. Upper right: Tarin getting instructions on building a wall
frame (that's constructed on the floor, then raised). Lower left: Tarin fastening the top plate to the cripple studs.
Lower right: Khoa and his weapon of mass construction. Photos by Dara Chee
AEC Advisory Committee Members
Steven Baldridge, PE
Students shadowed an architect, engineer, or other industry professional seven times for two hours each time.
These are the firms that generously participated in the program during the 2011-2012 school year. Our appreciation for their
interest in the students, involvement with the AEC program, and service to the community and the AEC industry.
President, Baldridge Assoc. Structural Engineers
US CAD, Inc.
Bettina Mehnert, AIA
Advisory Committee Chair
Principal, Architects Hawaii, Ltd.
June Nakamura, PE
Vice-President, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Our Fall 2012 Shadow Sponsors
Alaka'i Mechanical Corporation
Architects Hawaii, Inc.
Armstrong Builders, LLC
Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.
Belt Collins Hawaii.
Design Partners Incorporated
EMET Environmental Services
Group 70 International, Inc.
Jenken Architecture, LLC
Kober Hanssen Mitchell Architects, Inc.
Mitsunaga & Associates, Inc.
Philip K. White & Associates, Ltd.
U.S. CAD of Hawaii
Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo
AEC Program Map
Program Student Learning Outcome Rubrics and Worksheets
Tips for Working Faster in AutoCAD®
Freehand Architectural Drawing Tips
Sample Resumé for Current AEC Students
Where Did Our Spring 2012 Graduates Go?