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Principles of Engineering,
Architecture and Construction

Instructor: Mike Welch
Phone: (802) 864-8421

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Length: 2 years
Credits: 3 per year (Math Credit after the first year)

Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry or Instructor Approval


The PEAC program is designed to meet the needs of students  who are interested in pursuing careers that encompass the design, engineering and construction of commercial and residential  buildings. 

Included in the curriculum is the study of manual and computer  aided drafting, surveying to include topographical and boundary  details, architectural design concepts and building construction  principles and practices. Students will select small projects to  design and build for area nonprofit agencies. Through classroom  activities students will explore career opportunities and post  secondary options. 

In this program students will also develop professional portfolios to present to colleges  or future employers. They will: gain competency in  computer aided design and drafting, work with mentors who are  professionals in the engineering, architectural and construction fields,  interact with area planning and zoning commissions, build a  professional portfolio, produce a boundary survey map including  contour drawings, learn construction practices and inspection  guidelines, study the effects of natural and manmade forces on  structures, explore post secondary options.



During the second year of the program students continue working on their portfolios, gain experience in solving construction  design problems, prepare for post secondary education and complete a capstone project using the knowledge and skills  they have acquired.

Qualified students may earn up to five transcripted college credits through dual enrollment programs at Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College. These credits may transfer to other colleges and universities.  Civil, structural and environmental engineers and construction managers are among occupations that will see steady growth rates for the foreseeable future. Students who plan to become licensed professionals within the architectural and engineering  fields will need to pursue further education at a two year technical school or four year college or university.



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