Civil Engineering Technology (9410)

The Civil Engineering Technology program (9410) is designed to prepare students for immediate employment with architectural firms, engineering consulting firms, construction management firms, surveyors, contracting firms, residential builders, and with federal, state, county, and city governments. The diverse curriculum allows for students to gain specialized training for careers in architecture, construction, facility management, and surveying. Graduates may also transfer directly to a bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering technology, construction technology, surveying, or architecture.

The Department of Civil Engineering Technology’s mission is to provide a quality learning opportunity within the civil engineering technology department and to prepare students to further their education at a four-year institution and/or employment in the field of engineering technology.  Graduates will be able to:

  1. Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in civil engineering technology careers using creativity, current technology and the principles of mathematics and applied science;
  2. perform and evaluate standard field testing and laboratory experiments, interpret and report on the results, and make recommendations for improvement in methods or materials;
  3. work and communicate effectively in a diverse multi-disciplinary team in an industrial or academic setting; and
  4. understand the need to pursue lifelong learning for personal and professional growth.

Certificates are also available.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CIVT 1011 Construction Methods and Materials 3
CIVT 1012 Reading Construction Drawings 1
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1180 Technical Mathematics I 4
PHYS 1200 Applied Physics Heat and Thermodynamics 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CIVT 1016 Civil Drafting 3
MATH 1280 Technical Mathematics II 4
MECT 1150 Technical Communications 3
MECT 2110 Engineering Mechanics I 3
PHYS 1100 Applied Physics Mechanics 3
 Credit Hours16
CIVT 2111 Surveying I 2
CIVT 2112 Surveying II 2
 Credit Hours4
Third Semester
CIVT 1021 Construction Materials Testing 2
CIVT 2017 Construction Estimating and Scheduling 3
CIVT 2019 Applied Hydraulics 3
MECT 2230 Strength of Materials 3
Select courses(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
CIVT 2026 Soil and Foundations 3
CIVT 2027 Concrete and Masonry Construction 3
CIVT 2028 Steel and Timber Construction 3
CIVT 2029 Environmental Technology 3
Select courses(s) from the Technical Electives list 2
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours65

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Technical Electives
BUSM 2100Business Law I 3
CIVT 1019Architectural Building Codes and Standards 2
CIVT 1025Architectural Design 3
CIVT 1028Mechanical and Electrical Systems 2
CIVT 2020Green Building and LEED (R) Rating System 3
CIVT 2024Construction Administration and Inspection 3
CIVT 2025Safety in Construction 2
CIVT 2030Introduction to GPS Satellite Surveying 2
ENGR 2800Engineering Co-Op Experience 2
GEOG 1700Map Design and Interpretation 3
GEOG 2700Geographic Information Science 3
Arts and Humanities Electives
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3