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 engineer or engineering designer. Exceptional students may be eligible for enrollment in a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration program. 

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 engineers 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 engineers design, plan, 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.

Accreditation and Registration

The civil and construction engineering technology bachelor program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, In most 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. Graduates are also 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.

Date of last campus visit:   October, 2017

Accredited through:   2024

Next campus visit:     2023

Link to accrediting body:  ABET

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
PHIL 2626Engineering Ethics3
or PHIL 2625 Introduction to Professional Ethics
CHEM 1515General Chemistry 13
CHEM 1515LGeneral Chemistry 1 Laboratory1
PHYS 1501Fundamentals of Physics 14
Courses in the Major:
MATH 2670Applied Calculus 25
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 2607Civil 3D3
CCET 2620Transportation Technology3
CCET 3706Structural Design4
CCET 3709Structural Analysis 13
CCET 3711Specifications and Estimating3
CCET 3724Hydraulics and Land Development3
Design Elective (3 courses required):9
Concrete Design
Steel Design
Foundation Design
Masonry Design
Timber Design
CCET 3705Computing for Technologists3
EET 3725
Electromechanical Systems
and Electromechanical Systems Lab
CCET 3735Heavy Highway Technology3
CCET 3740Construction Management3
CCET 3708Building Information Modeling3
CCET Elective (2 courses required):6
Project Planning & Scheduling
Structural Analysis 2
Construction Surveying
Environmental Technology
Special Topics in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology
Independent Engineering Technology Project
CCET 3714Soil Mechanics2
CCET 3714LSoil Mechanics Laboratory (Technical Elective (1 courses required):)1
Technical Elective (1 courses required):3
Any CCET or Design Elective
Applied Finite Element Method
Highway Design
Pavement Material and Design
CCET 4884Civil/Structural Facilities Design3
EET 4810Electrical System Design3
Total Semester Hours135-137
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
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
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 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
Year 3
Design Elective 3
CCET 3705 Computing for Technologists 3
MATH 2670 Applied Calculus 2 5
CHEM 1515 General Chemistry 1 4
CHEM 1515L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory 0
EET 3725
Electromechanical Systems
and Electromechanical Systems Lab
 Semester Hours19
Design Elective 3
CCET 3735 Heavy Highway Technology 3
CCET 3740 Construction Management 3
CCET 3708
& CCET 3708L
Building Information Modeling
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 4810 Electrical System Design 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER 1 3
Social Science GER 1 3
Arts & Humanities GER 1 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours135


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



Graduates of the Bachelor's 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