Engineering Technology - Civil Emphasis
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Our program offers a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology with an emphasis in civil engineering. It's a plus-two program that builds on and complements associate degrees earned in civil engineering technology or similar areas.
The program provides an opportunity to choose a plan that best meets your needs. Entrance requirements include an associate of science degree in a civil engineering technology program with appropriate course work, including physical sciences and mathematics (through analytic geometry with calculus).
Design is a major component of the program, and you'll be exposed to design early and often with concepts like surveying and the mechanics of materials. Students will learn about concepts in hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, construction materials, soil mechanics, structural design, geotechnical engineering and integrated civil engineering design. The program wraps up with a capstone course in which student teams put together a comprehensive civil engineering project with oral and written presentations.
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
All the tools you need to build a powerful career between the drafting table and the job site.
Construction Methods and Equipment
Discover the methods used in civil engineering construction and the management of equipment that relates to these fields. Topics include earthwork, roads and pipelines, plus foundations and construction in concrete, masonry, steel and timber. Students see these concepts in action during organized field trips to construction sites.
Codes, Contracts and Cost Analysis
Learn the some of the fundamentals of construction planning, including economics and time value of money, use of interest formulas, inflation, depreciation and construction documents; construction contract administration; professional ethics; construction scheduling using Gantt charts, critical path and PERT. You'll also explore industry-standard software for construction planning and scheduling.
Learn how to estimate the costs of the activities involved in a construction project, including 223 contract documents; the bid-award process; types of estimates; breakdown of project; elements of the estimate; quantity take off techniques; estimating labor, material and equipment costs; use of “experience” tables and databases; adjustments for overhead; profit and contingencies; and assembling the estimate.