Civil Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.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 analysis of civil engineering/surveying projects. Modern approaches to the analysis of highways, structures, hydraulic systems, and site development are emphasized. The major also provides an overview of the field and prepares students for technician certification tests and for advanced study. 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 with a strong emphasis on applications and critical thinking.

Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment.

Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for employment in the natural gas industry.

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After Graduation

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By completing the additional math requirements of the Civil Engineering Technology bachelor degree (BCT) during the summer, graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology associate’s degree (CT) can complete the bachelor's degree within two years.

Career Opportunities

Engineering technician, engineering surveyor, inspector, draftsperson, CAD operator, cartographer, design technician, construction manager.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for construction and building inspectors was $59,090 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $95,340.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)41,130$29.53$61,430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services30,020$30.21$62,840
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)5,320$27.53$57,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services2,650$28.95$60,220
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services2,140$30.77$64,000

Statistics reported in May 2017

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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 Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Steven C Balkey, Vice President, Project Development, Ameron Construction Co., Inc.
  • Mr. John Clune, Supervisory Hydrologist, USGS - Pennsylvania
  • Mr. W. Casey Deller, P.E., '00, '02, Project Manager/Project Engineer, C. S. Davidson, Inc.
  • Mr. Mark J Garlicki, P.E., Water Systems Engineer, Penn State FEI
  • Mr. Bryan Pauling, P.E., Director, Energy Group, Larson Design Group

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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