Civil Engineering Technology
Associate Degree Program
You will work with engineering professionals and skilled construction workers while using the latest techniques of today’s civil design field. You will gain knowledge of civil design and learn basic engineering theory linked with hands-on application to prepare you for a job in this field!
This program is offered at the Georgetown and Stanton campuses.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:
- Civil Design Technician
- Cost Estimator
- Project Manager
- Technical Sales Representative
- Material Testing Technician
- Civil CAD Designer
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $30,000-$40,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Utilize graphic techniques to produce engineering documents.
- Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials.
- Utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout.
- Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
- Estimate material quantities for technical projects.
- Employ productivity software to solve technical problems
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as a graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Use computers or related technology for practical and/or professional applications.
- Apply scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning to practical problems.
PURSUING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic counselor for details!