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Civil Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)–The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,  http://www.abet.org. The curriculum is balanced between liberal arts, mathematics, and civil engineering technology courses. Although many enter industry after graduation, others elect to transfer to Baccalaureate programs in engineering technology. Civil Engineering Technology graduates are guaranteed acceptance as juniors at Fairleigh Dickinson and Rochester Institute of Technology. Others have transferred to Pennsylvania State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and many other colleges. Civil engineering technicians are employed in all phases of the construction industry: small houses, building construction, highways, industrial plants, water supply, and sewage treatment plants. They work as concrete and steel designers, detailers, AutoCAD draftpersons, surveyors, estimators, construction superintendents, inspectors, and sales engineers. Their employers include architects; contractors; consulting engineers; land surveyors; equipment manufacturers; material suppliers; and federal, state, county, and town departments.

Course Substitutions - Course substitutions in the AAS Civil Engineering Technology degree program will be made only for courses with substantial equivalent content (over 80% equivalence to that of the NCC approved course outline) from transfer institutions. Course substitutions will only be granted upon written recommendation and after review of the content by a member of the full-time program faculty. The faculty findings will then be submitted to the Department Chairperson and the Dean of Math and Science for approval. Credit hour equivalence alone will not be an acceptable means to approve a substitution.

Life Experience Credit - Life Experience credit will be made for those students with ten or more years of experience of appropriate breadth and depth of exposure to topics and content in a given course. Life Experience credit is not readily given. Life Experience credit will be granted only upon written recommendation by a member of the full-time program faculty, after review of supporting material supplied by the student. The faculty findings will then be submitted to the Department Chairperson and the Dean of Math and Science for approval. Under no circumstance, will a student receive life experience for a 200-level course with the exception of CET 201, CET 222 and CET 231.

Prerequisite Waivers - Course prerequisite waivers will be granted only upon written recommendation by a member of the full-time program faculty, after review of supporting material supplied by the student. The faculty findings will then be submitted to the Department Chairperson and the Dean of Math and Science for approval.

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Civil Engineering Technology
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5309

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
CET 101 Residential Construction Methods 2
CET 103 Introductory Civil Engineering Technology 2
CET 150 Blueprint Reading 3
ENS 105 Introduction to CAD 2
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (1)
3
Math by Advisement (2) 4
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Second Semester Credits
CET 111 Structural Drawing I 2
CET 218 Statics of Structures 3
CET 231 Elementary Surveying 3
English Elective (3) 3
Math by Advisement (2) 4
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Third Semester Credits
CET 201 Construction Estimating (4) 2
CET 211 Structural Drawing II 2
CET 219 Mechanics of Materials 3
CET 222 Materials Testing Laboratory 1
CET 232 Route Surveying 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
PHY College Level, by Advisement (5) 4
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
CET 223 Structural Steel Design 3
CET 225 Soils and Foundations 3
CET 240 Hydraulics 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
PHY College Level, by Advisement (5) 4
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17

1. Depending on placement.

2. Students are required to take two courses of college level math. These courses shall be MAT 109 College Algebra and Trigonometry or above. So they are required to take two of the following depending on their ability:
- MAT 109 College Algebra and Trigonometry
- MAT 111 Pre-Calculus,
- MAT 122 Calculus I, or
- MAT 123 Calculus II.

3. Choose from:
- COM 101 Interpersonal Communications or
- ENG 111 Technical Writing.

4. A student may take CET 201 Construction Estimating (2cr.) upon successful completion of:
- CET 101 Residential Construction Methods,
- CET 103 Introductory Civil Engineering Technology and
- CET 150 Blueprint Reading.

5. Students are required to take a two course sequence of Physics. These courses shall be:
- PHY 101 General Physics I
- PHY 102 General Physics II
or
- PHY 151 Physics Science and Math I
- PHY 152 Physics Science and Math II.

Students shall have Math pre-requisites for each course.