Civil Engineering Technology

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.

What You Will Learn

Coursework 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. 

Program Educational Outcomes

  • graduates will have knowledge and skills to perform at a technician level and be employable in a field related to their program
  • employers will be satisfied with the performance and education of program graduates and will be willing to employ future graduates
  • graduates of the will be prepared for increasing levels of responsibility, learning new skills, and adapting to changing technology in the workplace
  • graduates choosing to continue their education in a four-year engineering technology program will perform satisfactorily in such programs

Student Outcomes

  • graduates will be capable of utilizing graphic techniques to produce engineering documents
  • graduates will be capable of conducting standardized field and laboratory tests on civil engineering materials
  • graduates will be capable of utilizing modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout
  • graduates will be capable of determining forces and stresses in elementary structural systems
  • graduates will be capable of developing construction estimates and schedules and utilizing contract documents
  • graduates will be capable of analyzing and designing elementary open channel and storm sewer systems

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. 

Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Our learning environments are home to the industry's latest equipment and software, as well as quality instructors who bring real-world experience into the classroom. This powerful combination of traditional teaching and hands-on learning prepares our students for employment in today's 21st century workforce.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Apprenticeships

Central Piedmont offers apprenticeships with local business partners. With Apprenticeship 2000, you will have the opportunity to:

  • gain 6400 hours of learning manufacturing skills
  • gain 1600 hours of college education
  • earn while learning
  • get free college and a paycheck
  • earn a Journeyman Certificate by the Department of Labor (Commerce)
  • experience dual training - academics in college/hands on at company
  • earn a scholarship for additional college for bachelor's of arts (differences per company)
  • secure guaranteed employment after graduation

For more information about Apprenticeship 2000, contact Eric Easton at eric.easton@cpcc.edu or 704.330.2722, ext. 3181.

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