Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology


Structural Design Certificate

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This certificate is for those with an associate degree in civil engineering technology or a similar program who are employed in a design environment (consulting engineering firm or architecture-engineering firm) and need formal training in proper design functions that may be allocated to them under the supervision and guidance of a professional engineer. The 20-credit certificate program in structural design consists of five four-credit courses listed below. The program is offered locally or online.

This certificate sequence includes the latest technique in steel design, designated "load and resistance factor design," which is replacing the "allowable stress design" techniques still offered in many engineering and engineering technology curricula.

Prospective students would be either those with an associate degree in civil engineering technology or a similar program employed in a design environment and needing additional training or those with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or architecture employed in a design environment.

Admissions requirements for either category would include an official transcript from the previous institution indicating successful completion of the courses equivalent to the program prerequisites.


Courses Credit Hours
0608-404 Applied Mechanics 4
0608-490 Structured Analysis 4
0608-470 Timber Design 4
0608-496 Reinforced Concrete Design 4
0608-497 Structural Steel Design 4
Certificate Total 20

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