Associate of Applied Science in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology

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

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 to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree. This program provides additional coursework, continuing the student's growth to that of an engineer or engineering technologist. Exceptional students may be eligible for enrollment in a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration program. 

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 the School of Computer Science, Information, and 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

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

  1. Secure employment and achieve recognition in a technical career related to their civil and construction engineering technology degree.
  2. Continue to gain professional knowledge through lifelong learning and communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  3. Advance in pursuit of the BSAS degree.


The Associate of Applied Science in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Engineering Technology.
Date of last campus visit:   October 2017
Accredited through:   2024
Next campus visit:     October 2023
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Courses:
MATH 1513Algebra and Transcendental Function5
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Social Studies GER3
PHIL 2625Introduction to Professional Ethics3
or PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics
PHYS 1501Fundamentals of Physics 14
Courses in Major:
MATH 1570Applied Calculus 14
ENTC 1505Engineering Technology Concepts4
CCET 1503CAD Technology2
CCET 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: 46 s.h.
Total Semester Hours71-73
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
CCET 1503 CAD Technology 2
CCET 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
 Semester Hours17
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
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics (Arts & Humanities GER) 3
CCET 2607 Civil 3D 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 Hours71

Program outcomes

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE in civil and construction engineering technology

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology will possess the following competencies upon graduation:

  • Learning Outcome 1: ability to 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