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Civil Technology associate of applied science degree

Dino Laury, Chairperson
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Program overview

The AAS in civil technology is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program that prepares qualified students to enter and successfully complete a baccalaureate program in civil engineering technology in the College of Engineering Technology. Students strengthen their skills by taking courses taught by NTID faculty.

These courses systematically address the preparatory challenges that deaf and hard-of-hearing students face upon entry to the majors in the College of Engineering Technology. The civil technology program capitalizes on courses offered through NTID’s Departments of Engineering Studies, English, and Science and Mathematics in order to prepare qualified students for entry to the baccalaureate program.

Students receive a comprehensive foundation in civil engineering fundamentals: engineering graphics, computer aided design applications, construction materials and methods, surveying, statics, strength of materials, and elements of building construction.

Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in civil technology, students enroll in the bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering technology.


ACT: Composite test score of 18 (20 Math, 16 Reading) or higher

English: Placement into a First Year Writing course, such as FYW: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150) or Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100).

Mathematics: Placement into NTID’s Advanced Math (NMTH-275) course or higher

Science: Readiness after a single NTID science course, Concepts of College Physics (NSCI-270), for entry into the College of Science Physics I (PHYS-111) course.

Enrollment requirements

Students must graduate in good standing from NTID and have maintained a grade point average of 2.5 or better to enroll in the College of Engineering Technology. Transfer credit will be awarded for courses completed with a grade of B or better for courses coded “NCAD” and “NMTH” and a grade of C or better for other courses.


Civil technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-010 Freshman Seminar 0
NCAD-255 Construction Materials and Methods I 3
NCAD-150 Engineering Graphics in AEC 3
NMTH-275 LAS Elective: Advanced Math 3
NCAD-180 Civil Technology Graphics 3
PHYS-111 LAS Perspective 6: College Physics I w/ Lab 4
MATH-171 Calculus A 3
UWRT-150 First Year Writing Seminar 3
  Elective 3
  First Year LAS Elective 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
CVET-160 Surveying 3
CVET-161 Surveying Lab 1
MCET-220 Principles of Statics 3
MATH-172 Calculus B 3
PHYS-112 College Physics II w/ Lab 4
CVET-170 Elements of Building Construction 3
MCET-221 Strength of Materials 4
CHMG-141, 145 General and Analytical Chemistry with Lab 4
  LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4 9
Total Semester Credit Hours 65

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.