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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

Accreditation and Registration

The civil and construction engineering technology associate is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, .

Date of last campus visit:    October, 2011

Accredited through:     2018

Next campus visit:       October 2017

Link to accreditation body:  ABET

General Education Courses:
MATH 1513Algebra and Transcendental Function5
MATH 1570Applied Calculus 14
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Social Studies GER3
PHIL 2625Introduction to Professional Ethics3
or PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics
PHYS 1501Fundamentals of Physics 14
Total General Education Credit Hours: 28 s.h.
Courses in Major:
ENTC 1501Introduction to Engineering Technology2
ENTC 1505Engineering Technology Concepts4
DDT 1503AutoCAD 12
DDT 1504Drafting and Plan Reading2
MET 1515Mechanics 13
CCET 2604Properties and Strength of Materials3
CCET 2614LMaterials Laboratory 12
CEEN 2610Surveying3
CEEN 2610LSurveying Laboratory1
MET 2616Mechanics 23
CCET 3709Structural Analysis 13
CCET 2620Transportation Technology3
CCET 2607Civil 3D3
CCET 3724Hydraulics and Land Development3
CCET 3706Structural Design4
CCET 3711Specifications and Estimating3
Total Major Credit Hours: 43 s.h.
Total Semester Hours72
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
CCET 1503
CAD Technology
or AutoCAD 1
CCET 1504
Drafting and Plan Reading
or Drafting and Plan Reading
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 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 2
CEEN 2610
and Surveying Laboratory
MET 2616 Mechanics 2 3
CCET 3709 Structural Analysis 1 3
CCET 2620 Transportation Technology 3
CCET 2607 Civil 3D 3
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics (Arts & Humanities GER) 3
 Semester Hours19
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 Hours72


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


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