The CET program area houses one educational component:
- The bachelor of science extended major with a choice of two concentrations: Structures, and Construction.
The mission of the Civil Engineering Technology Program is to offer comprehensive education that enables the students to successfully complete the program, as well as opportunities for post-graduate education, successful entry into the engineering field through the use of newly acquired knowledge and skills, and the ability to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) fundamentals exam, which is the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer. Students are prepared to apply engineering principles in performing the many tasks necessary for the planning and constructing of buildings, highways, railroads, bridges, dams, irrigation works, water systems, airports and other engineering projects.
Civil engineering technology graduates apply engineering principles in performing many of the tasks necessary for the planning and construction of highways, buildings, railroads, bridges, reservoirs, dams, irrigation works, water systems, airports, and other structures.
In planning for a construction project, they may participate in estimating costs, preparing specifications for materials, and in surveying, drafting, and design work. During the construction phase, they work closely with the contractor and the superintendent in scheduling field layout, construction activities, and the inspection of the work for conformity to specifications.
In recent years, a major work area for civil engineering technology has involved environmental problems; this includes design and construction of water supply facilities, design of wastewater collection and treatment facilities. The development of environmental impact studies and environmental impact statements are also included.
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CET Quick Information Packet ( 546 KB)
CET Construction Flowchart 2011-12 ( 97 KB)
CET Structures Flowchart 2011-12 ( 96 KB)