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Civil Engineering Technology AAS

71 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.
Goals & Outcomes
Educational Objectives:
  • 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.
Graduates have:
  • 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.
Students will:
  • Use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
Specific Program Outcomes Graduates are capable of:
  • 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.
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CT102 Eng Drawng and Microstatn CAD
This course includes both basic technical drawing techniques and MicroStation CAD to support engineering design. Topics include line types, dimensioning, scaling, auxiliary views, sectioning, and notations. This course also introduces the use of MicroStation software. Topics include operational concepts; main palette use; projecting elements; entity construction and editing; entity manipulations; and text and dimensioning parameters. See when this course is offered ...
2.0
CT141 Intro Civl Eng/Surveying Tech
This course introduces the many aspects of Civil Engineering to students who are interested in pursuing a career in either the Civil Engineering and/or Surveying Technology field. It also introduces students to the various tools required for use in these fields as well as the fields of engineering or engineering technology program. The use of personal computers is introduced as engineering tools for work enhancement. Experience is provided with a variety of microcomputer software applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, presentations, file management, and database software. Engineering and surveying ethics are also introduced. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
CT151 Surveying 1
This course introduces surveying, and includes the topics in the care and use of surveying instruments, field note procedures, land surveying, topographic surveying, construction surveying, and mapping from field notes. Fieldwork includes the use of measurement equipment, levels, transits, the odolites, total stations, and Global Positioning System (GPS). Corequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA121 Fund Coll Math 1
This is the first of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Algebraic manipulations, graphing skills and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include systems of linear equations including Cramer’s Rule, quadratic equations, variation, factoring and fractions, vectors and oblique triangles, and an introduction to trigonometry and applications. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CT121 Statics
This course is a study of force systems and their actions on bodies at rest. Topics include force systems, equilibrium, distributed forces, centroid, moment of inertia, and friction. Prerequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. (Spring, Summer semester) See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CT152 Surveying 2
The course introduces route surveying, earthwork, and subdivision design. Topics include simple horizontal curves, reverse and compound horizontal curves, transitional spiral curves, symmetrical vertical curves, plan and profile views, cross-sections, volume computations, mass diagrams, subdivisions, and layout of simple and spiral curves in field. Computer Aided Drafting software is used in the preparation of maps and plans. Corequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA122 Fund Coll Math 2
This is the second of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Topics include complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry, limits, derivatives and integrals of polynomial functions, applications of the derivative, and area under a curve. Prerequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
PH151 General Physics 1
This non-calculus Physics course for technology, business administration, computer science, and liberal arts and sciences students covers topics in mechanics, wave motion, and heat. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, or MA125 College Algebra & Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
4.0
CT221 Strength Of Materials
This course introduces the fundamental concepts used to design structural members. Topics include the relationship between stress and strain, design of beams, shear and moment diagrams, deflection of beams, and columns. Practicums include computational work, related to problem analysis, and the performance of tests on various construction materials such as steel, concrete, and asphalt. Prerequisite: CT121 Statics. (Fall Semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.0
CT222 Soil Mech&Foundatns
This course introduces soil mechanics and its application to problems encountered in civil engineering. Topics include the flow of water through soils, soil strength and compressibility, the effect of water on these properties, and geo-synthetics. The theories of soil mechanics are applied to the design of foundations and retaining walls. This course explores the methods of performing field explorations. Laboratory tests commonly used to evaluate the engineering properties of soils are studied and performed. Corequisite: CT221 Strength of Materials: Civil. (Fall Semester) See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CT231 Transportation Engnr
This course studies transportation modes, including the interlocking relationships among transportation, economics, community development, the environment, energy usage and savings, aesthetics, zoning, land use, and the private/public sector partnership. Emphasis is placed on design criteria, material specifications and performance, drainage, pavement design, construction supervision, and maintenance practices for right-of-way operations. Prerequisite: CT152 Surveying 2. (Fall semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.0
PH152 General Physics 2
This course is a continuation of PH151 General Physics 1 and includes topics in electricity and magnetism, geometrical and physical optics, and modern physics. Prerequisite: PH151 General Physics 1. See when this course is offered ...
Social Science 3cr
Acceptable Social Science courses: PS101 American National Government, PY101 Introduction to General Psychology, SO101 Introduction to Sociology, BM101 Survey of Economics, AN101 Biological Anthropology, PS203 State and Local Government. Students planning to transfer to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) should consult with Professor Frank Przybycien, MVCC Engineering Technologies & the Trades Department. Joint admissions available for B.S. program in Civil Engineering Technology at SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome.
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
3.0
CT225 Structual Steel Design
This course explores the design of structural members and connections using structural steel. Prerequisite: CT221 Strength of Materials: Civil. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CT226 Reinforc Conc Des
This course explores reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns, footings, and walls. Prerequisite: CT221 Strength of Materials: Civil. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.0
CT232 Environmental Engineering
This course covers basic practices in hydraulics and hydrology, as well as the topics of water supply, wastewater management and pollution control. Prerequisites: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1 and CT151 Surveying 1. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
CT243 Construction Mgmnt
This course studies the legal issues, building codes, specifications, and techniques of estimating costs, cash flow, and efficient construction methods relating to construction projects. Management topics include Deming fourteen points, Just-In-Time (JIT), quality control, and ISO-9000. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CT299 Capstone Design Project-Civil
This course allows students to work in groups to design a project that integrates program course knowledge with long-range planning and economic, budgetary, environmental, scheduling, and public concerns. Students present the final design to a group of professionals formally. Prerequisites: CT101 Drafting, CT151 Surveying 1, CT152 Surveying 2, CT222 Soil Mechanics & Foundations, CT231 Transportation Engineering, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CT232 Environmental Engineering. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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