Civil Engineering Technology graduates find employment opportunities in the design, construction and inspection of airports, bridges, water treatment systems, dams, railroads and highway planning and maintenance.
Specific job responsibilities include computer-aided design/drafting, material testing, site surveying and cost estimating. Students have several choices with this major. Students can earn the A.A.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. The emphasis in this program is on practical applications that provide students with skills that can be used on the job as civil engineering technicians.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments;
- function effectively as a member of a technical team;
- analyze, solve and design solutions for well-defined problems;
- apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- understand the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- understand and be committed to professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity;
- utilize principles, hardware and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates and other documents related to civil engineering;
- conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
- utilize surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout; and
- apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in high school algebra II and geometry.