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 Engineering 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
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.
- Graduates continue education through the completion of study in a masters or PhD program.
- Graduates receive professional certifications such as Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Professional Surveyor (PS) license.
- 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.
- Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined civil engineering technology activities.
- Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to civil engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined civil engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined civil engineering technology problems.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- Students demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Students plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction.
- Students perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering.
- Students select appropriate engineering materials and practices.
- Students perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
The following courses are required for the associate degree and baccalaureate degree respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.