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Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree

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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.

The civil and construction engineering technology programs is based on the "two-plus-two'' educational system which provides the student with the flexibility of earning an associate degree and a bachelor's degree according to his or her needs. After completing the requirements of the associate degree, the student may elect to either enter industry or, through an added two years of full-time study (averaging 17 hours per semester) or equivalent part-time study, earn the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS).

Graduates of the BSAS degree program obtain employment as engineering technologists or engineering designers for government agencies, consulting engineers and architects, industry and manufacturing, and contractors. Because their education is more extensive, they are prepared for more responsibility and more-rapid advancement. BSAS engineering technologists and designers plan, design, inspect, and direct construction, production, and maintenance activities.

Based on an evaluation of their work, transfer students who have a related associate degree from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted to the bachelor's degree program at the junior level.

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

Bachelor's degree graduates are prepared to assist with planning, design, inspection, and direction of the construction of projects involving buildings, roads, dams, bridges, airports, and wastewater treatment facilities.

During their first few years after earning the civil and construction engineering technology degree at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  •  Secure employment in a technical career related to their civil and construction engineering technology degree.
  •  Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  •  Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  •  Achieve recognition consistent with their educational achievements.

Program Outcomes

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

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree Program

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

  • Learning Outcome 1: ability to plan, prepare, and utilize design, construction, and operations documents, such as specifications, contacts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules
  • Learning Outcome 2: perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems related to civil and construction engineering
  • Learning Outcome 3: ability to select appropriate construction and engineering materials/practices
  • Learning Outcome 4: (Construction Engineering Technology) ability to apply principles of construction law and ethics
  • Learning Outcome 5: apply basic technical concepts related to the civil and construction engineering technology field; such as hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems
  • Learning Outcome 6: perform standard analysis/design in at least one technical specialty within civil and construction engineering technology

Accreditation and Registration

The civil and construction engineering technology bachelor program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, . Graduates are qualified to apply to the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) for certification procedures in various specialty areas, depending on academic major and employment area. In many states, including Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, bachelor's degree graduates are qualified to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and, with sufficient work experience, the Professional Engineers (PE) exam.

Date of last campus visit:   October, 2011

Accredited through:    2018

Next campus visit:      October, 2017

Link to accrediting body:  ABET

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
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
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
CEEN 2610
and Surveying Laboratory
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
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
Year 3
Design Elective 3
CCET 3705 Computing for Technologists 3
MATH 2670 Applied Calculus 2 5
CHEM 1505
Allied Health Chemistry 1
and Allied Health Chemistry 1 Laboratory
EET 3725 Electromechanical Systems 3
 Semester Hours17
Design Elective 3
CCET 3735 Heavy Highway Technology 3
CCET 3740 Construction Management 3
CCET 3708
Building Information Modeling
and Building Information Modeling Laboratory
CCET Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Design Elective 3
CCET 3714
Soil Mechanics
and Soil Mechanics Laboratory
CCET Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER 1 3
 Semester Hours15
CCET 4884 Civil/Structural Facilities Design 2 3
EET 4880 Electrical and Mechanical Facilities Design 2 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER 1 3
Social Science GER 1 3
Arts & Humanities GER 1 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours133

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

SPA = Social & Personal Awareness (2 required for BSAS)

SS = Social Sciences (2 required for BSAS)

AH = Arts & Humanities (2 required for BSAS)


Capstone course sequence must be taken concurrently, requires Program Coordinator approval.


General Education Elective: Choose BIOL 2601 General Biology: Molecules and Cells, BIOL 2601L General Biology: Molecules and Cells Laboratory, GEOL 1505 Physical Geology, GEOL 1505L Physical Geology Laboratory, GEOL 2611 Geology for Engineers


Technical Electives
Select one of the following:3
Any CCET Electrical/Design Elective
Robotics Technology
Highway Design 4
Pavement Material and Design 4
Design Electives
Select three of the following:9
Concrete Design
Steel Design
Foundation Design
Masonry Design
Timber Design
CCET Electives
Select two of the following:4-6
Project Planning & Scheduling
Structural Analysis 2
Construction Surveying
Environmental Technology
Special Topics in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology 4
Independent Engineering Technology Project 4
Total Semester Hours16-18

Approval of the CCET Program Coordinator is required before taking the course.