Effective Fall 2022

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 and surveying projects. Modern approaches to the analysis of highways, structures, hydraulic systems, and site development are emphasized. The major provides an overview of the engineering field. The degree covers subject material that may be part of certification tests administered by organizations such as the Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECPT) and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET). Students may also choose to continue into a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. 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.

Educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment/graduation data for this major. 

Career Opportunities

Engineering technician, construction inspector, materials technician, surveying technician, draftsperson, and quality control technician.

Special Equipment Needs

The College provides computer lab facilities in the instructional buildings used by the program. There are also computer labs in the campus library. A student may choose to purchase a laptop type device for their convenience. However, it is not required to be successful in program. If purchased, a device should be capable of running Microsoft Office applications, have Wi-Fi connectivity, a minimum of 8GB of RAM, a CPU such as the Intel CORE i5 or greater. A touchscreen with pen support is recommended. However, a Wacom type tablet is an alternative to a touchscreen. In general, a mid-level device should suffice for the applications used in the program. For more in-depth information see Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology Computer Hardware Guidelines.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Math Remediation: Civil Engineering coursework (CET) requires that students begin the first semester with MTH 008 or higher. Students who begin their first semester below MTH 008 may not begin taking CET coursework, with the exception of CET101. Related coursework (courses other than CET) may be completed. Students placing below MTH 008 will need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  • apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret the results.
  • function effectively as a member of a technical team.


First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.0.50 1.50 SREQ
CET101Introduction to Surveying & Civil Engineering Technologies .5.25 .75 MREQ
CET115Surveying I 3.02 3 MREQ
CET150Computer Applications for Civil Engineering & Surveying 3.02 3 MREQ
ENL111English Composition I 3.03 SREQ
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3.02.50 1.50 SREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 3.03 SREQ
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CET124Surveying II 3.02 3 MREQ
CET126Topographic Surveys & Mapping 3.02 3 MREQ
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 3.03 SREQ
MTH183College Algebra & Trigonometry II 3.02.50 1.50 SREQ
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3.03 SREQ
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CET230Statics 3.03 MREQ
CET234Highway Engineering 3.03 MREQ
CET238Origin, Distribution & Behavior of Soils 3.0Writing Enriched Requirement2 3 MREQ
PHS115College Physics I 4.03 3 SREQ
MTH161Statistics for STEM Fields with Computer Applications 3.53 1.50 SREQ
MTH240Calculus I 4.04 SREQ
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CET243Strength of Materials 3.03 MREQ
CET246Materials of Construction 3.02 3 MREQ
CET264Land Development Design 3.02 3 MREQ
CET312Hydraulics & Hydrology 3.02 3 MREQ
PHS125College Physics II 4.03 3 SREQ

Eligible students may substitute MTH 240/242 for MTH 181/183. Students taking the MTH 240/242 option may substitute PHS 201/202 for PHS 115/125. MTH 240/242 is recommended for students desiring to transfer to the BCT major after completing the A.A.S. requirements.


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