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A.S. and B.S. Civil Engineering Technology

Students will be provided with knowledge and skills immediately useful to contractors, consulting engineers, surveyors, architects, industrial firms, utilities, and certain government agencies. Employment opportunities open to graduates include structural design, construction materials analysis, surveying (construction, land, mining and control), and assisting civil engineers in the analysis, design, and construction of other facilities. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in civil engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Civil Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation. 

Program Educational Objectives

Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

  1. Graduates produce and utilize basic construction documents and perform basic analysis and design of system components in civil engineering infrastructure.
  2. Graduates function effectively on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills. 
  3. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
  4. Graduates remain current, professionally. 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the program educational objectives stated above.  In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates.

  1. Graduates perform analysis and design in the structures, construction and public works disciplines of civil engineering. T
  2. o provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates possess a working knowledge in geotechnics, hydraulics, hydrology, surveying, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems.
  3. Graduates manage technical activities in support of civil engineering infrastructure.

The Civil Engineering Technology program publishes the following program outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation.  These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program. 

Program Outcomes

Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

  1. Students demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of civil engineering technology.
  2. Students identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  3. Students communicate by written, oral, and graphical means.
  4. Students team with others to solve problems and present solutions.
  5. Students conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials and apply results.
  6. Students clearly understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  7. Students understand diversity, societal, and global issues relating to solutions to problems in professional practice.
  8. Students recognize the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

  1. Students perform analysis and design in the structures, construction and public works disciplines of civil engineering.
  2. Students apply basic technical concepts to the solution of civil problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, surveying, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems.
  3. Students perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems involving civil engineering infrastructure.
  4. Students plan and prepare design and construction documents, such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules.
  5. Students select appropriate engineering materials and practices.
  6. Students maintain an understanding of professional practice issues such as procurement of work, bidding versus quality-based selection, and interaction between designers, contractors, and owners.

The following courses are required for the associate degree and baccalaureate degree respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
 

First Semester Second Semester
CIET 101 Construction Materials  4 CIET 110 Plane Surveying & Mapping  4
ENGL 101 Composition I  3 ENGL 102 Composition II  3
MEET 111 Engineering Drafting  3 COSC 201 PC Software Application  3
GNET 101 Tech Physics I      4 GNET 116 Tech Mathematics II    4
GNET 115 Tech Mathematics I  4 MEET 112 Computer Aided Drafting  3
    Total 18     Total 17
Third Semester Fourth Semester
CIET 203 Statics and Strength of Materials  4 CIET 204 Reinforced Concrete Design  4
CIET 207    Geotechnics  3 CIET 212 Hydraulics  3
CIET 211 Control Surveying  3 CIET 220 Construction Estimating  3
MATH 220 Calculus I  4 GNET 102 Tech Physics II  4
Core Skills Social Science  3 Core Skills Social Science  3
    Total 17     Total 17
  

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
CHEM 101 General Chemistry  3 CIET 302  Geotechnical Analysis and Design  3
CHEM 103 Chemistry Lab  1 ARET 313 Applied Project Management  3
MATH 230 Calculus II  4 ARET 306 Site Planning  3
ENGR 313 Engineering Mechanics I  5 MATH 240/301/310/311  3 or 4
CIET 305 Hydro Systems  3 SPCH 208 Speech  3
    Total 16     Total 15 or 16
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
CIET 301 Environmental Systems  3 CIET 402 Structural Steel Design  3
CIET 401 Structural Analysis  3 CIET 415 Transportation Projects  3
ENGR 315 Engineering Economics  3     Technical Elective  3
Core Skills Literature  3 Core Skills Fine Arts/Humanities  3
Core Skills Social Science  3 Core Skills Social Science  3
    Total 15     Total 15

2012 - 2013 Enrollments and graduates
Enrollments
AS - 20
BS - 45

Graduates
AS - 3
BS - 15