Civil Engineering Technology

Overview

Civil Engineering Technology prepares students for employment as civil engineering technicians who will assist in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, highways and heavy construction.

From mid-May to early October, following the end of the second semester, students will participate in a mandatory co-op program in which the students will work in a full-time paid construction job. The combination of academic study and co-op experience will give greater meaning to the student’s academic program and direction for the student’s career development. Students will graduate with a half-year of real-world, on-the-job experience already on their resume.

Learning Objectives

Graduates with the Associate in Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology will function at an entry-level position as a civil engineering technician with the following skills:

  • analyze and solve solutions of force systems for beams, trusses, and frames under static loading.
  • evaluate material performance under applied loads for engineering applications for concrete, metals, plastics, and wood, and taking into account building code requirements for loads including dead, live, snow, wind, and earthquake.
  • construct probability density functions from test data and compute probabilities of failure.
  • use surveying procedures in construction and to calculate volume, stakeout, and grade.
  • layout site mapping, profile, and cross-sections.
  • use computer aided drafting and design software to draft plans and to analyze and design various civil engineering projects.

Prerequisites

Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Physics required; Trigonometry desired.

Curriculum