Civil Engineering Technology

Mission Statement

The Civil Engineering Technology program strives to establish in each graduate a foundation of practical knowledge and hands-on experience upon which to build a successful career in civil -and construction-related fields. Professional, engaged, and qualified faculty work to provide a well-rounded and rigorous civil engineering technology curriculum that contours to the needs of the local industry. Students, faculty, and staff are committed to the values of quality work, professionalism, high ethical standards, and service to the college and local communities.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The program educational objectives support the program mission statement.

  1. Obtain gainful employment in the civil engineering, surveying, construction, or architectural industries with opportunities for advancement.
  2. Pursue baccalaureate degrees in construction or engineering technology management, land surveying, or associated fields of applied science.
  3. Develop professionally through continued learning, service to the local and global communities, on the job training, and engagement in discipline -specific organizations that foster these opportunities, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) or the Associated General Contractors (AGC).
  4. Obtain industry recognized certifications through organizations like the American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), State Department of Transportation (DOT), Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (TNEPSC), or the International Code Council (ICC).

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Student Outcomes are used to indicate learned capabilities that program graduates should be able to demonstrate.

Upon graduating from this program of study, students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  4. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  5. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  6. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  7. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  8. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quality estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering
  9. conduct standardized field and laboratory testing related to civil engineering 
  10. utilize modern surveying methods for appropriate land measurement and/or construction layout
  11. apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering

Enrollment/Graduation Data

Graduates spring 2015:  3
Enrollment fall 2015:  20

Industry Advisory Board

Dixie BrackettEarthworx, LLC
Todd LeamonHamilton County
Rick GibbsPDM Engineering
Rolfe JenningsCommercial Metals Co.
Don VanHookTDOT
Robert RodgersTDOT
Sean WilliamsTerracon
Julie AlcantaraVolkert, Inc.

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,