Architectural Engineering Technology - What our Students Say

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Architectural Engineering Technology Alice Ahou Class of 2016Siyue (Alice) Zhou '16

“As an international student who was new to the U.S., NHTI was the best place for me to start my studies. Small classes, very motivated and helpful faculty, and low tuition all provided me the perfect first two years of education. Architecture has always been my dream, and I am very glad that the Architectural Engineering Technology program here gave me the chance to pursue what I'm passionate about. NHTI prepared me very well to transfer to a bachelor's program, and I am very excited to have been accepted by the Bost Architectural College for further studies.”

Kurt Jackman AET 12 CVET 14Kurt Jackman AET '12, CVET '14

“I wasn’t really sure what direction I wanted to go. I figured NHTI was a good place to test the water, because it wasn’t as expensive as UNH or one of those big schools. I had taken a lot of engineering courses through Project Running Start, so that sort of steered me toward engineering. I liked all the teachers, and enjoyed the classes. With AET, there are not a ton of Gen Ed classes; most of your classes are engineering-related. I took the state engineering test and was able to pass it. It’s really meant for 4-year programs and only has a 66% pass rate, so that really shows you that the quality of the education here at NHTI is substantial. The department always gets students job opportunities. I’m working as a drafter now, doing a lot of 3D work. And starting this fall my employer is going to help pay for me to go to UNH for my bachelor’s degree.”

Caroline Corriveau AET 2019Caroline Corriveau '09

“NHTI was the perfect solution to my problem: I knew what field I was interested in, but was not at the point in my life where I could travel far for school. As far as I knew, NHTI was the only school in New Hampshire that offered a program in Architectural Engineering Technologies. My last minute decision to enroll at NHTI was the best I ever made. Fluctuating from night to day classes to fit my work schedule, I enjoyed every late night hour in the lab with new pals and mornings spent surveying the campus in the dew. I was able to receive a top notch education. Now I am proud to be able to add 'Associate Degree' to my resume and indicate where it had been earned.”

Architectural Engineering Technology Danielle Barrett Class of 2006Danielle Barrett '06

“I chose NHTI for the low tuition, relatively small campus, and the ability to dive into my major without first taking two years of core classes.  I gained valuable knowledge about construction techniques, computer aided design programs, and numerous professional contacts along the way. The professors were always available and encouraging, and the hands-on teaching style made NHTI stand out from all other schools.”

Laura Bicknell, AET graduate '04Laura Bicknell '04

"As I leave NHTI, I have many things to be grateful for. I am grateful that I was challenged above and beyond what I had anticipated. I am grateful that my professors understood and accommodated needs that I had as a mother in school and as a female in a male dominated field. I am grateful for the creative freedom and for the encouragement that I believe will extend beyond NHTI into my intended bachelor/master's program at Oxford-Brookes University in UK. NHTI has a demanding, intensive program that will meet you where you are at, and stretch you further than you had planned to go."

Keith Carlson, AET graduate '04Keith Carlson '04

"NHTI immediately stood out in my search for schools, with its small class sizes, low tuition, and the integration of design, technology, and digital media into its Architectural Engineering Technology program. I gained valuable insight on design techniques and construction technology through design studios, hands-on projects, and related courses. The professors in the ARET program encouraged me to explore new technologies and design techniques, as well as innovative methods of presentation and visualization."

Ed Ware, AET graduate 2003Ed Ware '03

"I was extremely impressed at the quality of the education and experience that I got at NHTI. It prepared me to step right in to a BS of Civil Engineering program and I find that I am better equipped than any of the students who do not have a previous degree. The two years spent earning my associates was an excellent investment; I would recommend NHTI without hesitation to any aspiring architect or engineer as an excellent place to begin a college education"

Liaquat Khan, D.A.
ARET Department Head

(603) 271-6484 x4221
lkhan@ccsnh.edu

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