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Civil Engineering Technology BS
Using the language of codes, working drawings, and specifications, students in the civil engineering technology program learn how to translate the innovative concepts of the engineer into functioning systems and structures. The program prepares students for employment in the fields of civil engineering technology, construction management, or any of the many closely related fields. In addition, the program teaches the skills necessary for graduates to pursue additional education, certification, or professional licensure. The program also encourages students to grow in responsibility and leadership through course work and extracurricular activities designed to broaden their involvement in organizations within and outside their profession. These objectives are achieved through a broad-based curriculum that offers students a choice of five elective paths that meet specific career interests.
The civil engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, and is operated as a cooperative education program.
Civil engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|CVET-140||Materials of Construction||2|
|CVET-141||Materials of Construction Lab||1|
|LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar||3|
|MATH-111||LAS Perspective 7A: Pre-Calculus||3|
|PHYS-111||LAS Perspective 6: Physics I and Lab||4|
|LAS Perspective 1||3|
|CVET-150||Computer Aided Design and Drafting||3|
|MATH-171||LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus A||3|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar||3|
|CVET-180||Civil Engineering Graphics||2|
|CVET-181||Civil Engineering Graphics Lab||1|
|CVET-220||Strength of Materials||4|
|LAS Perspective 2||3|
|CVET-170||Elements of Building Construction||3|
|CVET-240||Elementary Soil Mechanics||3|
|CVET-241||Elementary Soil Mechanics Lab||1|
|MATH-211||Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations||3|
|CHMG-121||LAS Perspective 5: Chemical Principles and Applications||3|
|CVET-300||Land Development Computer Applications||3|
|CVET-330||Structural Analysis and Dynamics||4|
|LAS Perspective 3||3|
|COMM-203||Effective Technical Communication||3|
|CVET-299||Cooperative Education Preparation||0|
|Structural Design Technical Elective||3|
|CHMG-122||Chemistry of Water and Wastewater||3|
|LAS Immersion 1, 2||6|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Structural Design Elective|
|CVET-450||Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment||3|
|CVET-401||Transportation Engineering Lab||1|
|LAS Perspective 4||3|
|CVET-500||Civil Engineering Technology Capstone (WI)||3|
|LAS Math or Science Elective||4|
|LAS Immersion 3||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||128|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
Students will take at least two electives from one of the sequences shown. Other electives may be chosen from within that sequence, from another sequence, or from the other electives shown. With departmental approval, technical electives may be selected from courses in other colleges. Also, independent study projects may be pursued for credit in cases where students demonstrate unusual ability and obtain sponsorship of a faculty adviser.
|Courses||Qtr. Cr. Hrs.|
|0608-510||Design of Water Treatment Facilities||2|
|0608-514||Land Use Planning||4|
|0608-511||Design of Wastewater Treatment Facilities||2|
|0608-525||Resource Recovery/Waste Management||4|
|0608-560||Construction Project Management||4|
|0608-544||Contracts and Specifications||2|
|0608-496||Reinforced Concrete Design||4|
|0608-497||Structural Steel Design||4|
|Building and heavy construction|
|0630-370, 372||Environmental Geology, Lab||4|
The Industry Advisory Board is comprised of local and regional industry leaders from consulting, construction, and the municipal market. These advisory board members share their professional and technical expertise to enhance the engineering technology program and strengthen its development.
Consulting engineers; construction companies and industries; and federal, state, and local government agencies employ engineering technology graduates both nationally and internationally. Their initial job titles range from assistant project manager, structural designer, or junior engineer to construction inspector and environmental engineer. Many graduates pursue advanced degrees, a large number have gained registration in several states as professional engineers, and many manage their own consulting firms.