Program Information

Civil Engineering Technology Students in Classroom

Civil Engineering Technology is a great starting point for students interested in a career that will shape the future of the built environment around us and the infrastructure we depend on. Students take classes in statics, steel & concrete design, CAD, soil mechanics, hydrology & hydraulics, surveying, highway design, and construction management in addition to the core courses of English, math, social science, and physical education.

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Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology program typically begin their careers as engineering technicians providing support to senior engineers. Additional career opportunities include construction inspection, materials testing, infrastructure maintenance and more. This two-year program also prepares students to continue their studies at the baccalaureate level.

Graduates enter the workforce with the technical knowledge, problem-solving and teamwork skills necessary to get a job in the industry or move on to a four-year college fully prepared for their coursework. 

Benefits of MVCC’s CET Program

CET Students in the lab

  • Value
  • A recognized long-term program
  • Small class and lab sizes for individualized attention
  • Modern laboratory equipment
  • Theory and hands-on experience
  • State-of-the-art computer labs
  • Scholarships and academic support
  • On-campus career counseling and placement services
  • Employment opportunities in the field after the two-year program
  • Graduates can transfer seamlessly to a four-year college or university

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will have the technical and organizational skills necessary to
    succeed in careers in the planning, design, or construction phase of the
    Civil Engineering Technology field and/or to pursue higher educational or
    professional development opportunities.
  2. Graduates will maintain and foster a positive environment in the
    workplace conducive to teamwork, professionalism, and continuous
    improvement.
  3. Graduates will, within two to three years upon graduation, have
    progressed in their technical careers to levels of higher responsibility
    and/or will have completed additional education development to meet the
    needs of employers in the region.

Student Outcomes

  1.  An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of
    mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined
    engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and
    assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes
    appropriate to the discipline
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in
    well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to
    identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and
    to analyze and interpret the results
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degrees Granted
Program 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CET 12 10 12 6 7
EET 10 6 11 8 12
MET 7 15 9 10 6
Full-Time and Part-Time Enrollment
Program 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CET 85 93 54 44 43
EET 62 57 56 50 46
MET 118 97 87 83 67
Full-Time Equivalent
Program 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CET 78.2 87.5 48.4 42.5 44.5
EET 56.3 52.8 52.6 46.5 44.4
MET 103.9 79.3 68.5 71.5 55.0

Transfer Opportunities

Preparing our students for transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs is a significant focus area for our program. We assist students with resumes, transfer applications, letters of recommendation and more.  Articulation agreements between MVCC and other schools ease the transfer of most or all credits when students transfer to four-year colleges. MVCC has articulation and/or joint admissions agreements with four-year universities including SUNY Polytechnic Institute and others.

Career Opportunities

Many graduates choose to enter the workforce after completing their two-year degree at MVCC. Career opportunities can be found in specialized fields including planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all components of the world’s infrastructure. Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology program may be employed by state and local government agencies, private engineering firms, construction contractors, testing agencies, and more.

Scholarships and Awards

  • Rudolph A. Schatzel Scholarship
  • Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund
  • Louis A. Falvo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • For Pete’s Sake Scholarship
  • Gerald E. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
  • John H. McMillan Memorial Scholarship
  • Albert V. Payne Scholarship
  • James C. Sheaffer Memorial Scholarship