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2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook
Walters State Community College
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Engineering Systems Technology - Architectural Design

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The Engineering Systems Technology program is designed to provide students with an effective blending of diverse industrial skill sets through a variety of specializations, preparing program completers with the skills needed for immediate entrance into the industrial workforce. Skills emphasized in the program include, but are not limited to: advanced manufacturing applications, computerized design and industrial equipment programming, operations management, and maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems.

The AAS in Engineering Systems Technology was developed in compliance with the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010. Students who begin this program at Walters State Community College and transfer to another Tennessee public community college are guaranteed their credits will transfer toward completion of the AAS degree in Engineering Systems Technology.

In compliance with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) accreditation requirements, all students graduating from the AAS in Engineering Systems Technology must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of management and/or technical coursework at Walters State Community College as a requirement for graduation.

The Engineering Systems Technology degree program contains four specialization areas. Students are required to choose one specialization area from the four provided: Architectural Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Operations Management, and Mechanical Design.

Architectural Design Specialization:

The architectural design specialization is intended to provide students with the computer aided design skills relative to both 2D and 3D design as it pertains to architectural design projects. With the growing importance of green building design, several clean energy courses are included, including two courses in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED.

This program and its specialization areas are designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis: Engineering Systems Technology

Specialization: Architectural Design

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .


• Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See for additional information.

First Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Engineering Systems Technology - Architectural Design

General Education Requirements (15 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts General Education elective1  3 credits

Choose from ARTH 1030, MUS 1030, or PHIL 1030

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Approved Behavioral/Social Science Elective1  3 credits

Choose from ECON 2010, GEOG 1030, or PSYC 1030


Choose from MATH 1630, MATH 1710, or MATH 1720

Total Credit Hours 60

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