Civil Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

This curriculum is designed to equip graduates to face the challenge of modern engineering practice. The major emphasizes applications-based engineering studies involving the planning, analysis and design of civil engineering/surveying projects. Modern approaches to the planning, analysis, and design of highways, structures, hydraulic systems, and site development are emphasized. This technical instruction with modern instrumentation, hardware, and software is reinforced with foundation courses emphasizing written and oral communication, and physical sciences. All of the instruction is presented with problem solving in mind and strong emphasis on applications and critical thinking. The major prepares students for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is the first step in registering as a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology associate degree (CT) can transfer into the Civil Engineering Technology bachelor degree (BCT) without losing any credits.

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About the curriculum


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Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Objectives and Outcomes

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After graduation

Career Opportunities

List of jobs via the College Catalog.


According to the most recent Penn College graduate survey (2012-13) the Civil Engineering Technology bachelor degree graduates reported a salary range from $37,000 - $53,000. The average full-time salary was $47, 920. The survey had a response rate of 60% and was administered six months after graduation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for civil engineers was $80,770 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,810.The top 10 percent earned more than $126,190.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services135,760$42.13$87,620
State Government (OES Designation)34,900$37.32$77,620
Local Government (OES Designation)28,720$41.36$86,040
Nonresidential Building Construction14,400$39.09$81,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)10,070$42.21$87,790

Statistics reported in May 2013

Special Admissions Requirements

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Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies


Necessary equipment will be addressed in courses as needed.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS)

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Civil Engineering Technology Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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