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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5309
Department Chairperson: Joseph Dana
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-4867

Mission of the Department: The mission of the Civil Engineering Technology Department is to provide the students with a high quality, relevant program that affords students the opportunity to obtain employment or engage in continued lifelong learning in the Civil Technology field.

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates will have the applied skills necessary to pursue employment or further their education in any chosen field of Civil Engineering Technology.
  2. Graduates will be able to apply basic knowledge of codes, standards, and current practices used in the Civil Engineering Technology Industry.
  3. Graduates will understand the ethical obligations of the engineering technology role in a diverse and global society, commit themselves to continued lifelong learning, and work towards professional registration.

Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
Civil Engineering Technology (CIV)
Headcount Summary
Semester Full Time Part Time Total
Fall 2018 37 16 53
Fall 2019 41 16 57
Fall 2020 37 8 45
Fall 2021 27 14 41
Fall 2022 37 11 41


Civil Engineering Technology (CIV)
Graduate Data

Academic Year Graduates
2018-2019 12
2019-2020 12
2020-2021 11
2021-2022 8
2022-2023 9

The Civil Engineering Technology program has had a successful placement history for graduates for more than 40 years. Many graduates transfer to four-year colleges to obtain advanced degrees in architecture, civil engineering technology, and related fields. Transfer credit varied from approximately one to two years into architecture and two years into civil engineering technology. Students have transferred into other programs with varying amounts of transfer credit awarded at the discretion of the transfer institution.

The Associate in Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs.

This major provides a common first year presenting the necessary fundamentals for all phases of civil engineering technology. The second year provides an opportunity for specialization in either building design and construction management or transportation/heavy highway and infrastructure. Students may select a combination of courses from all areas of specialization, subject to approval of the department chairperson. This program also offers training in computer utilization and computer-aided drafting (CAD).

Transportation/Heavy Highway and Infrastructure

The transportation electives are designed to prepare technically-trained personnel for the highway construction industry and its closely related fields of highway and bridge design at a level between the skilled artisan and the professional engineer.

These electives will develop an understanding of the interwoven problems and relationships of the governmental organization, engineers, contractors, manufacturers and sales representatives of construction materials and equipment and surveyors as they apply to the planning, design and construction of highways.

Building Design and Construction Management

The construction management electives are designed to provide technically trained personnel for the residential and commercial construction industry and its interrelated fields of architecture and design at a level between the skilled artisan and the professional assistant project manager. These electives will develop an understanding of the planning, scheduling and management of the construction project from design through the construction phases.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Additional science, math, and mechanical drawing courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $595.

Total Credits Required: 64

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
**Required of first time, full-time students.
***A grade of “C” or better is required for program completion and as a course specific prerequisite.
****Students will be advised as to which capstone course is necessary for completion of their degree by their academic advisor or department chair.

(1) CNST 202 Construction Planning and Control Credits: 3

3 credits are applied to Technical Electives

(2) MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry Credits: 4

A higher level math course may be substituted per department chair approval.

(3) Technical Electives Credits: 6

Students may choose to take technical elective courses from the following upon discussion with their advisor or department chair:

Total Credits Required: 64

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

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