Civil Engineering Technology
The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum provides the application of relevant theory of engineering needed by technicians to carry out planning and supervisory tasks in the construction of transportation systems, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, dams, and water and waste-water treatment.
Course work includes the communication and computational skills required to support the fields such as environmental technology, and surveying. Additional coursework will cover the operation of computers and application software including computer-aided drafting.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Civil Engineering Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.
Civil Engineering Technology graduates find jobs with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, general and specialty contractors, engineering materials testing laboratories, engineering material suppliers, engineering material fabricators, commercial and residential developers, consulting engineering companies, municipalities, and environmental firms. Graduates may become North Carolina licensed general or specialty contractors and operate their own businesses. Job titles include estimator, construction superintendent, project manager, materials testing technician, engineering design aid, technical representative, construction surveyor, and inspector.
The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
A high school diploma or equivalent (also available through CPCC) is required.
CPCC placement tests are required for English and mathematics. Advance studies in mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for details.