The associate degree program prepares technicians to support civil engineers in structural design, public works, construction, transportation, and environmental engineering. Most graduates are hired by government agencies, consulting engineers, architects, and contractors.

Students in the civil and construction engineering technology (CCET) program may choose to complete two years of study and earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The AAS degree provides early access to employment in engineering support positions. Upon completion of the AAS degree, the student may continue on for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree. This program provides additional coursework, continuing the student's growth to that of an engineering technologist or designer. Exceptional students may be eligible for enrollment in a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration program. Students interested in construction may choose a certificate program in construction management.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for the civil and construction engineering technology programs have been developed by faculty and the program industrial advisory committee to support the university, college, and School of Engineering Technology missions. Graduates of the CCET associate degree program are prepared to support civil engineers in:

  • structural design
  • public works
  • construction
  • inspection
  • transportation
  • environmental engineering

Program Outcomes

Graduates in civil and construction engineering technology will achieve the following learning outcomes by the time they graduate:

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Graduates of the associate degree in civil and construction engineering technology will possess the following competencies upon graduation:

  • Learning Outcome 1: use graphic techniques to produce engineering documents and use modern instruments, methods, and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents, and codes
  • Learning Outcome 2: conduct standardized field/laboratory testing on civil engineering materials and evaluate materials/methods for construction projects
  • Learning Outcome 3: utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout
  • Learning Outcome 4: determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems
  • Learning Outcome 5: estimate material quantities and costs for technical projects
  • Learning Outcome 6: employ productivity software to solve technical problems

Accreditation and Registration

The civil and construction engineering technology associate is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC-ABET).

Date of last campus visit:    October, 2011

Accredited through:     2018

Next campus visit:       October 2017

Link to accreditation body:  ABET

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENTC 1501 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
DDT 1503 AutoCAD 1 2
DDT 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
MET 1515 Mechanics 1 3
CCET 2604 Properties and Strength of Materials 3
CCET 2614L Materials Laboratory 1 2
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
Social Science GER 1 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 2
Fall
CEEN 2610
2610L
Surveying
and Surveying Laboratory
4
MET 2616 Mechanics 2 3
CCET 3709 Structural Analysis 1 3
CCET 2617 Construction Methods and Materials 3
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics (Arts & Humanities GER) 3
DDT 2607 CAD Microstation 2
 Semester Hours18
Spring
MATH 1570 Applied Calculus 1 4
CCET 3724 Hydraulics and Land Development 3
CCET 3706 Structural Design 4
CCET 3711 Specifications and Estimating 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours17
 Total Semester Hours71
1

General Education Requirement:  see "Schedule of Classes" for details.

SS = Social Sciences - ECON 2610 - Principles of Microeconomics, is recommended but not required.