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
1. Graduates make significant contributions to the engineering technology profession to their employers and communities.
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 through the attendance of training, seminars, conferences, etc.
5. Students are capable of going on to the B.S. program.
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.
1. Students demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
2. Students demonstrate an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
3. Students demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
4. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
5. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.