Principles of Engineering,
Architecture and Construction
Instructor: Mike Welch
Phone: (802) 864-8421
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
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.
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