Civil Engineering Technology

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

About this program

From the construction of a new park to the design of the city’s much-needed bridge, civil engineers know how to make it happen. Working out solutions to problems, and making recommendations along the way. In this ABET-accredited program, you’ll get hands on with the latest technology, hone your critical thinking skills, and take away the technical know-how to craft highways, structures, hydraulic systems, and development sites.

100%

Placement Rate

ABET

Accredited Program

Students Prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Careers

  • Civil engineer designer
  • Construction project manager
  • Estimator/scheduler
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Surveying I (CET115)
  • Computer Applications for Civil Engineering and Surveying (CET150)
  • Surveying II (CET124)
  • Topographic Surveys and Mapping (CET126)
  • Statics (CET230)
  • Origin, Distribution and Behavior of Soils (CET238)
  • Highway Engineering (CET234)
  • Strength of Materials (CET243)
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology (CET312)
  • Materials of Construction (CET246)
  • Structural Analysis (CET311)
  • Fluid Mechanics (CET242)
  • Structural Steel Design (CET321)
  • Water and Wastewater Systems (CET323)
  • Dynamics (CET325)
  • Engineering Economics (MET315)
  • Land Development for Civil Engineers (CET320)
  • Geotechnical Engineering Technology (CET411)
  • Reinforced Concrete Design (CET412)
  • Civil Engineering Estimating and Scheduling (CET413)
  • Senior Capstone Design-Planning (CET495)
  • Design for Capstone Project (CET496)
  • Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues (MET321)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science (HSC)
  • Humanities Elective (HUM)
  • Social Science Elective (SSE)
  • Art Elective (ART)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Calculus I (MTH240)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Calculus II (MTH242)
  • College Physics I (PHS115) or
  • General Physics I (PHS201)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications (MTH160)
  • College Physics II (PHS125) or
  • General Physics II (PHS202)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101)
  • General Chemistry I (CHM111)
Facilities

Interactive, Hands-on Labs

  • Geotechnical & Liquid Bituminous Materials Lab
  • Sample Preparation Lab
  • Shaker Room & Aggregates Lab
  • Bituminous Mixtures Lab
  • Concrete Compression & Utility Lab
Student Experience

“I wasn’t your typical student. I waited two years after high school to start, because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. If it wasn’t for my professors, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I truly mean that.”

Ashley Hetrick, Larson Design Group

Civil Engineering Technology

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE promotes an industrial knowledge of civil engineering, engages students outside of the classroom, and expands a positive recognition of the civil engineering profession.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Collaborative ‘Soccer Ball Experiment’ adds to students’ skill sets

A uniquely collaborative learning experience at Pennsylvania College of Technology, dubbed the “Soccer Ball Experiment,” helped civil engineering technology and surveying technology students and members of the Wildcat women’s soccer team acquire useful professional tools during the spring semester.

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More Information

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org

Students with associate degrees in Surveying or Civil Engineering Technology can enter the BCT curriculum. This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (see www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

View general transfer information

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Pennsylvania Professional Engineer (PE) Licensure

Civil Engineering Technology B.S. students qualify to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam — the first of two exams required for licensure in Pennsylvania — after achieving Junior class standing; however, it is recommended that the FE exam be taken during the Senior year.

The second exam can only be taken after successfully completing the FE exam and gaining further work experience under the guidance of a licensed PE as stipulated by the registration law.

In the United States the registration laws for engineers and surveyors vary from state to state. For states other than Pennsylvania, students need to verify that the Penn College programs meet the educational requirements of the registration law in that state.

Necessary equipment will be addressed in courses as needed.

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

  • Mr. Steven C Balkey, PE, Vice President, Project Development, Ameron Construction Co., Inc.
  • Mr. James M California, PE, Director, Providence Engineering Corp.
  • Mr. John Clune, Supervisory Hydrologist, USGS - Pennsylvania
  • Ms. Stefanie J English, PE, Project Manager - Structural Engineering, Larson Design Group
  • Ms. Ashley Hetrick, EIT, '17, Land Development, Larson Design Group
  • Mr. Thomas Holden, EIT, Civil Designer - Energy Services, Borton-Lawson Engineering
  • Ms. Margaret Jackson, PE, '08, Project Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Jacob Martin, EIT, '18, Land Development, RGS Associates
  • Mr. Bryan Pauling, PE, Director, Energy Group, Larson Design Group
  • Mr. Jeremy L Whitmoyer, PE, SE, Project Engineer - Structural, Larson Design Group
  • Mr. Timothy Zeigler, PE, '14, Highway Designer, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Contact

Admissions Counselor

Melinda Heckman

SASC, Rm. 1076
800.367.9222 ext. 7516
mdh19@pct.edu