Civil Engineering Technology
The Civil Engineering Technology program 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 Objectives
- 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
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
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
The Associate of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs. 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.
The Civil Engineering Technology program is grateful for the generous support from our alumnus, Bob L. Moss.
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.