Civil Engineering Technology AAS71 Credit Hours
Upon completion of this program a student has the opportunity to start a career in the Civil Engineering Technology field or transfer to a higher educational institution concentrating in Civil Engineering Technology. Students will be prepared to work in the planning, design, and/or construction phase of civil engineering projects including aspects such as highways, transportation, bridges, dams, buildings, environmental, hydraulics, and hydrology. Students will learn from field and laboratory experience in addition to theory based instruction. The program has recently been revised to include the use of MicroStation in many of the courses, which reflects the workplace of a civil engineering technician. The course content has been designed to integrate MicroStation into the program while connecting courses for a more cohesive high quality learning experience. MicroStation is the Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) platform used currently in the Civil Engineering field.
A Capstone Project taken from industry is completed using the knowledge gained in the program. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http//www.abet.org
It is highly recommended that students entering the Civil Engineering Technology curriculum have successfully completed high school courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and physics or the equivalent.
A joint admissions for the B.S. program in Civil Engineering Technology at SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome is available.
- Prepare graduates with the technical and organizational skills necessary to start a career or transfer to a higher educational institution concentrating in the planning, design, and/or construction phase of the civil engineering technology field.
- Maintain and foster a positive environment conducive to teamwork, quality, professionalism, and continuous improvement.
- an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Use traditional and contemporary information technology.
- Identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
- utilizing principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;
- conducting standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
- utilizing surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;
- applying fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.