Civil Engineering Technology

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Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Diba Khan-Bureau - 860-215-9443

This program prepares students with skills necessary for employment as civil engineering technicians with consulting firms, testing laboratories, utilities, and local, state and federal government agencies. Emphasis is placed on such tasks as: surveying, materials testing, drafting, construction inspection, design and erection of structures, transportation, water supplies and sewage treatment.

(suggested two-year sequence)

Course ID Title of Course Credits
CIV* K101° Introduction to Civil Engineering and Materials 3
CIV* K150° Surveying I 3
CIV* K151° Surveying I Lab 1.5
COM* K173° Public Speaking (3)
ENG* K101° Composition 3
MAT* K172° College Algebra (3)
PHY* K114° Mechanics (4)
TOTAL 10.5
CIV* K203° Civil Hydraulics 3
CIV* K250° Surveying II 3
CIV* K251° Surveying II Lab 1.5
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
MAT* K186° Precalculus 4
MEC* K114° Statics 3
  TOTAL 17.5
CIV* K236/ENV* K245° Water Resources Engineering 3
CIV* K237/ENV* K245L° Water Resources Engineering Lab 1
ENV* K101 Environmental Studies 3
ENV* K265° Fundamental Measurements and Applications Lab 3
MAT* K254° Calculus I 4
MEC* K250° Strength of Materials 3
__________ Civil/Environmental Engineering Technical Elective 3
  TOTAL 20
CAD* K106 Computer-Aided Drafting 1
CAD* K107 Computer-Aided Drafting Lab 2
CIV* K200° Capstone Soils 3
CIV* K201° Capstone Soils Lab 1
ENV* K110° Environmental Regulations 3
__________ Civil/Environmental Engineering Technical Elective 3
__________ Humanities/Social Sciences elective 3
__________ Math/Science Elective 3

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
( ) Course is considered a prerequisite for this technology degree.
Any CIV* or ENV* course (STRONGLY recommend CIV*, ENV*, GIS* K146, Intro to GIS as a Semester III elective). Other courses include BIO* K121, CHE* K111, ARC* K214, ARC* K241/241L(3.5 credits), any CAD* course (except CAD* K106/107 which is required), or MEC* course with the permission of the Program Coordinator.

Civil Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Objectives

Graduates of the program in Civil Engineering Technology will:

  1. be qualified to make technical and creative contributions in the civil engineering field and find employment in design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment in the practice of civil engineering technology.
  2. have an appreciation for the need to be lifelong learners.
  3. demonstrate professionalism and a sense of societal and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
  4. engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

Civil Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Civil Engineering Technology program will:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and technical-thinking skills needed for civil engineering technology applications.
  3. Combine oral, technical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and communicate design solutions.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics
  5. describe concepts relating to design, construction, operation or maintenance, infrastructure, policy, processes and continuous improvement.
  6. describe how the concepts of planning, design, construction operation or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure affect evaluation of analysis, policies and decision making.
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex civil engineering technological problems; demonstrate technical and provide practical applications in problem and solutions; and communicate solutions technically and effectively.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to be lifelong learners.