This program (known as ARET) combines architecture and engineering theory with applied hands-on activities in NHTI labs. Students study architectural design and engineering processes and develop skills in design, sketching, engineering, and computer-aided design (CAD) and visualization.

Students learn from dedicated and experienced faculty and acquire knowledge about industry practices and culture through a unique guest speaker program. The ARET program offers students:

  • A strong reputation for excellence
  • Lecture and lab hands-on experience with small classes
  • Exciting job opportunities at graduation
  • First two years of a four-year education
  • Day and evening classes

 

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
ARET 103CArchitectural Graphics and Sketching223
ARET 120CMaterials and Methods of Construction404
MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
PHYS 133CPhysics I (Algebra-Based)324
 15
Spring Semester
ARET 104CArchitectural Design Studio I223
ARET 150CStatics and Strength of Materials324
ARET 192CRevit Architecture303
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
MATH 140CPre-Calculus404
    18

Second Year

Fall Semester

CourseTitleCLLABCR
ARET 202CArchitectural Design Studio II223
CVET 220CSurveying233
CVET 240CTimber and Steel Design324
COMM 125C/ENGL 125CCommunication and the Literature of Science and Technology303
PHYS 135CPhysics II (Algebra-Based)324
XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective3-403-4
 20-21
Spring Semester
ARET 250CEnvironmental Systems303
ARET 270CConstruction Management303
ARET 297CArchitectural Design Studio III223
CVET 235CReinforced Concrete Design233
XX xxxCSocial Science Elective*3-403-4
    15-16
Total Credits68-70

Second Year: Civil Focus

CourseTitleCLLABCR
CVET 201CCivil CAD223
CVET 220CSurveying233
CVET 240CTimber and Steel Design324
COMM 125C/ENGL 125CCommunication and the Literature of Science and Technology303
PHYS 135CPhysics II (Algebra-Based)324
XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective3-403-4
 20-21
Spring Semester
ARET 270CConstruction Management303
CVET 235CReinforced Concrete Design233
CVET 297CHighway Design324
MATH 205CCalculus I404
XX xxxCSocial Science Elective*303-4
    17-18
Total Credits70-72

Students need at least three years of college preparatory math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) with minimum grades of C. It is strongly recommended applicants have completed high school courses in Chemistry and Physics.

 

ETAC of ABET General Criterion 3 Student Outcomes:

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering
    technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity and a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

ETAC of ABET Program Criteria for Architectural Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs Outcomes:

  • Employ concepts of architectural theory and design in a design environment
  • Utilize instruments, methods, software, and techniques that are appropriate to produce A/E documents and presentations
  • Utilize measuring methods that are appropriate for field, office, or laboratory
  • Apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub disciplines related to architectural engineering

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs): The ARET PEOs are broad statements that support the mission of the ARET program and NHTI. The ARET department’s mission reflects on the following PEOs. Graduates are able to:

  • Be effective life-long learners and demonstrate continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems and participate in a team based environment.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibit an active and effective civic life with respect for diversity and local and global issues.

 

Graduates work in architectural firms, engineering firms, and construction companies; some choose to work for architects, engineers, contractors, or government agencies. They can also pursue educational and career advancements while working full time in the industry. ARET students are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, open to anyone who has a degree in engineering or a related field or is currently enrolled in the last year of an ETAC of ABET-accredited engineering degree program.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

 

Siyue (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 ’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 ’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.”

 

Danielle 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 ’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 ’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 ’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.”

  • Adjunct Professor

    Jason Ayotte

    Architectural Engineering Technology | Civil Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor
  • Craig T. Bailey

    Civil Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor

    Craig graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and a Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Engineering and Business degree from the University of Maine. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer, a Licensed Land Surveyor, a certified Septic designer and currently operates his family Engineering practice in Gilford, NH. His professional experience is in the area of land development, permitting, earth retaining structural projects, and Low Impact Design. He is a former State Director of the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers and is a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association. Craig was selected as the 2012 NH Young Engineer of the Year. Craig teaches Timber & Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete design, Statics & Strength of Materials, Introductory Surveying, Hydrology, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and 3D AutoCAD.

  • Adjunct Professor

    David Ely

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Jeff Hanson

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Bill Hickey

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor

    Bill Hickey is a 1987 graduate of NHTI, where he gained his appreciation for hands-on teaching and learning that brought architectural and engineering concepts to life.  As a Senior Vice President for The H.L. Turner Group in Concord, Bill is a lead structural engineer actively involved with the day-to-day management and operations of the firm.  In addition to his key role overseeing the structural engineering division, he is responsible for all architectural work group functions as well as assisting with marketing, client relations, and business development activities for the company.

    Bill enjoys staying connected to NHTI by teaching classes or hosting a class of students in his office for a tour of an interdisciplinary design firm.  He and his wife Martha live in Bow and have two adult sons.  He’s a sports enthusiast that spends much of his time golfing, thinking about golf, and hoping for good weather so he can get out on the course.

  • Department Chair

    Liaquat Khan

    Architectural Engineering Technology,Civil Engineering Technology, Landscape and Environmental Design
    Department Chair
    Grappone 213

    Dr. Khan joined the faculty as ARET Department Chair in 2002. He has worked professionally in Washington D.C. – Maryland area, and overseas. His academic experience includes teaching undergraduate Design Studios, Contract Documents, AutoCAD, Post Occupancy Evaluation – a graduate course, and designing 2-year Diploma programs for the Architecture Department, College of Architecture & Planning at KFU. Dr. Khan’s areas of interest include learning models and architecture education, technology, urban design, and use of computers in architecture education. Dr. Khan holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Engineering & Technology – Lahore, a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a Doctor of Arts from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Paul Leveille

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Andrew Queen

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor

    Andrew Queen is a 1993 graduate of NHTI’s Architectural Engineering program. He continued his education at Keene State College, earning a Bachelor of Science, and at Virginia Tech, earning a Master’s of Architecture, where he was awarded the American Institute of Architects’ School Medal for excellence in the study of architecture.  Andrew has worked for many architectural firms throughout New Hampshire and Virginia. For the past 12 years he has worked in the realm of design-build getting an opportunity to work on many projects from hospitality to multi-family residential to college and university buildings. Andrew is currently the Director of Design for a design-build company in the lakes region.

    Andrew Queen started teaching as an Adjunct Faculty member at NHTI in the fall of 2007. He teaches courses in Architectural Design Studio, Construction Management, and Environmental Systems.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Karen Reno

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor

    Karen (Karina) L. Reno graduated from NHTI with her Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology and then went on to earn a First Professional Degree in Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center.  As a practicing design professional, she has worked on a wide variety of project types and has a very diverse portfolio; demonstrating experience and expertise in commercial, residential and community design.  She was a key member of the design team responsible for the NHTI Student Center circa 2005, a project that received the AIANH People’s Choice Award.

    Currently she sits at the helm of Schatelier Architectural Studio, after having served four distinctly different firms over a span of 26 years.  She practices with an internal compass actively influenced by many; drawing from ancient Vitruvian principles, modern traditions of the Bauhaus School, inventive design inspired by nature as mastered by Frank Lloyd Wright and Christopher Alexander’s human-centered design theories.

    In 2017 Karina began developing a specialized area of practice with the help of the NH Enterprise Center and has presented on that topic at an international academic conference in western Ireland.

    As an engaged professional and mentor Karen serves on many boards; the NHTI ARET Advisory Board, the BAC Alumni Board 2005-2011, the PLAN NH Fellowship Committee, the Town of Barnstead Planning Board and the Hampstead Stage Company Board of Directors.

  • Veronica Thibodeau-Carter

    Architectural Engineering Technology | Civil Engineering Technology
    Professor
    Little 119

    Professor Carter began as an adjunct professor in 2005 and joined the Architectural Engineering Technology department at NHTI as a full time professor in 2008. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Her experience ranges from structural building design and inspection, to dam analysis, to water and wastewater projects for municipal systems, and utility construction inspection.

    Professor Carter is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Hampshire, and was named NH Young Engineer of the Year in 2010. She is actively involved in professional engineering societies and served on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers 2006-08. In addition to teaching civil engineering courses in the ARET Department, she is the advisor to the Architectural Engineering Technology Club at NHTI and regularly volunteers in her community to promote the engineering profession.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Robert Woolner

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Adjunct Professor

Liaquat Khan, D.A. ARET Department Head, Professor of ARET

NHTI-Concord’s Community College
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 271-6484 ext. 4221
E-mail: lkhan@ccsnh.edu

Wes Bonney, LEED AP

Regional Sales Manager Morin NE
669 Lake Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

Tel: (800) 640-9501
E-mail: wbonney@morincorp.com

Nick Cricenti, P.E. Retired President

SFC Engineering
66 Gold Ledge Avenue
Auburn, NH 03032

Tel: (888) 647-8701
E-mail: nickcricenti@gmail.com

 

Bill Hickey, VP of Architectural Design and Structural Engineering

The H.L. Turner Group Inc.
27 Locke Road
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 228-1122
E-mail: bhickey@hlturner.com

NHTI Adjunct Professor

Preston Hunter, Vice President

Eckman Construction
84 Palomino Lane
Bedford, NH 03110

Tel: (603) 623-1713
E-mail: hunterp@eckmanconstruction.com

Michelle Juliano, P.E. Assistant Administrator

NH Dept. of Administrative Services
Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction
7 Hazen Drive, Room 250, PO Box 483
Concord, NH 03302

Tel: (603) 271-1645
E-mail: mjuliano@dot.state.nh.us

Keith Lacasse, AIA

Lavallee Brensinger Architects
155 Dow Street, Suite 400
Manchester, NH 03101

Tel: (603) 622-5450
E-Mail: keith.lacasse@lbpa.com

Dr. Andrew Fisher, VP Academic Affairs

NHTI-Concord’s Community College
21 Institute Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 271-7150
E-mail: afisher@ccsnh.edu

Michael Morin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Architectural Department Manager

Design Group
5 Chenell Drive Box 3
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 225-0010
E-mail: michael.morin@stahlmangroup.com

Douglas Proctor, AIA Senior Vice President

The H.L. Turner Group Inc.
27 Locke Road Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 228-1122
E-mail: dproctor@hlturner.com

Andrew Queen, Director of Design

Opechee Construction Corp.
11 Corporate Dr.
Belmont, NH 03220

Tel: (603) 527-90902
E-mail: drewq@opechee.com

NHTI Adjunct Professor

Jim Ricker, P.G. Vice President

Wilcox & Barton
#1B Commons Drive
Unit 12B, Londonderry, NH 03053

Tel: (603) 369-4190
Fax: (603) 369-6639
E-mail: jricker@wilcoxandbarton.com

Karen Schacht, AIA NHTI Adjunct Prof. Founder Architect

Schatelier Architectural Studio
5 Glen Drive
Center Barnstead, NH 03225

Tel: (603) 776-0135
E-Mail: atelier@tds.net

Jon Sevigny, Senior Designer

131 Yankee Barn Road
Grantham, NH 03753

Tel: (603) 863-4545
E-mail: jsevigny@yankeebarnhomes.com

Veronica Thibodeau Carter, P.E. Professor of CVET

NHTI-Concord’s Community College
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 271-7748
E-mail: vtcarter@ccsnh.edu

Hal Turner, President / CEO

The H.L. Turner Group Inc.
27 Locke Road
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 228-1122
E-mail: hturner@hlturner.com

Mark Walsh, President/ CEO

Eckman Construction
84 Palomino Lane
Bedford, NH 03110

Tel: (603) 623-1713
E-mail: walshm@eckmanconstruction.com

Aaron Ravenelle (Guest) Project Executive

CTA Construction Co. Inc.
400 Totten Pond Rd,
Waltham, MA 02451

Tel: (617) 268-1410
E-mail: ajravenelle@comcast.net

Chris Carley, (Guest) President

C N Carley Associates
72 N Main St,
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: (603) 228-3815
E-mail: ccarley@cncarley.com

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